scheduled tribe. ANDREWES, Scotland – It’s time to start taking Cameron Young seriously.
The 25-year-old PGA Tour rookie is turning into the next Scotty Schaeffler: He did everything but won. Of course, that’s likely a matter if not for Young, who is emerging as the latest American with a bright future.
Young posted 7-under 65 in the final round at the Old Course, including an 18-foot eagle in the last, to shoot 19-under 269 and was second only to Cameron Smith at the 150th British Open. It’s not often that a player shoots four rounds including 64 and 65 under par and doesn’t lift the trophy on Sunday, but that was the case for Young.
“Maybe having one shot less hurts a little bit,” Young said. “You don’t really care if you lose by eight. But yes, I played well today. I would have signed up for 65 this morning. And watching Cameron shoot to see what he (64) did, It was quite astonishing.
So far this season, Young has recorded four runner-up finishes and finished third twice, including at the PGA Championship. They entered the world in 32nd and 13th place in the weekth in the FedEx Cup standings. Nothing is clear about what the former Wake Forest product has achieved, and if he wasn’t already on Davis Love III’s short list for the US Presidents Cup, he is now.
“The more I put myself out there, I think I said at the PGA that one of these times I would shoot a 5-under on the back and that would be enough. And today I did, and it wasn’t,” he said “So I think one of these times I will shoot 6 on the back on Sunday and that will be enough.”
Young bogeyed the first and ninth holes on Sunday, but scored 34 runs with four birdies in the middle. He birdied at numbers 10, 13 and 14 before his eagle deuce on 18.
“I did everything I could,” said Young, who was tied for a momentary lead in the last hole until Smith sank his tap-in birdie to seal the deal. . “The way Cameron Smith chips and puts, I really didn’t think he’d make a 4.”