This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.
If you were a professional golfer, and if you could pick being consistently good week after week or great basically one tournament out of the season and nothing special the rest of the time, which would you choose?
Not that Cameron Champ planned it one way or the other, but his career is definitely following the latter scenario. And quite frankly, it's working out for him quite nicely, thank you very much.
Champ won the 3M Open on Sunday for this third career title – one in each of the past three seasons – though it was his first top-10 of the year and just the seventh of his career in 76 PGA Tour starts.
The 26-year-old Californian closed with a 5-under 66 to defeat Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Jhonattan Vegas by two strokes at TPC Twin Cities, moving him inside the top 125 in the FedExCup Standings with just two events left in the regular season.
Champ was in no danger of losing his Tour card – thanks to one of those wins, the Safeway Open at the beginning of last season almost two years ago. But you still need to be in the top 125 to be in the playoffs.
It was the latest example of how deep the Tour is, how a guy who had played pretty poorly for the better part of seven months could rise in a given week. Champ is making it into an art form. He missed the cut in nine