If you’ve been following the Tour closely this season, you’ll have seen the name of the Rookie Cameron Young, who’s carded two top 10 finishes this season, highlighted by a runner-up performance at The Genesis Invitational.
And while Cam is solid from tee-to-green, leading all PGA TOUR rookies in FedEx Cup standings, he’s generating buzz around his powerful swing that brings him both distance and accuracy off the tee:
- Yardage covered by drive on par 4's and 5's | 67.6% | Ranked #1
- SG: Off the Tee | .837 strokes | Ranked #2
- Longest Drives | 413 yards | Ranked #2
- Average Ball Speed | 186.42 mph | Ranked #3
- Average Club Head Speed | 124.04 mph (#1 Fastest Individual Speed at 130.04 mph) | Ranked #4
- Driving Distance | 319.2 yards | Ranked #5
- Birdie Average | 4.79 | Ranked #11
- Birdie or Better | 9.3% of holes played this season | Ranked #12
- Top 20 Total Driving
We caught up with Titleist Tour Rep, JJ Van Wezenbeeck to get the story on Cam’s TSi3 driver and the adjustments they’ve made this season:
“Cameron’s previous driver settings provided a slightly closed face and heel-biased weighting to encourage face closure and prevent the occasional blocked shot that resulted from his pronounced inside-to-out swing path. As his swing path neutralized following off-season work with his instructor/dad (David Young – Head Golf Professional at Sleepy Hollow Country Club), that face closure assistance turned Cameron’s miss from a block to a pull. Working with Cameron at Torrey Pines, we went to the new setup with a more open face and shifted the CG closer to the middle to better match Cameron’s more neutral swing path,” Van Wezenbeeck said.
Said Young on his TSi3 driver: “I’ve definitely picked up a mile per hour or two. It spins a little bit less for me and it just keeps the misses straighter. It doesn’t curve as much. I think it’s more rewarding for me when I hit one how I mean to, the shapes come out more how I mean, and it’s just more rewarding in terms of it being a little hotter and just going a little farther.”
WHAT’S IN CAMERON YOUNG’S TITLEIST GOLF BAG?
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot
Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX | SureFit Hosel – D1 (-0.75° loft, 1.5° open face) | SureFit CG – H1
Fairway Metal: TSi3 16.5° | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX and TSi2 21.0 | Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX
Utility Iron: NEW T200 4-iron | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X
Irons: 620 MB (5-9)| Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X
Wedges: NEW Vokey Design SM9 56.08M, 52.12F, WedgeWorks 62.08M | Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Knuckle Neck tour prototype