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This week we will discuss Cameron Champ, an American professional golfer. Champ was born June 15, 1995, in Sacramento, California, to his father Jeff, who is of black and white descent, and white mother Lisa. To further his academic and athletic career he went to Texas A&M University. While playing for their golf team the Texas A&M Aggies he won the Fighting Illini Invitational and finished within the top ten of six other tournaments. In the Pac-12 Robert Brandi Invitation, he finished second to Adam Wise.
In 2017 he qualified for the 2017 U.S. Open. This was his first major appearance in the professional golfing world. While participating in the qualifying sectional he was known for leading the driving distance statistics. In his golf career, he has had 3 PGA Tour Wins Such as the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2018, the Safeway Open in 2019, and the 3M Open in July of 2021.
Cameron Champ continues to be an inspiration to the multiracial community as he stands out as one of the few multiracial individuals within the professional golf world. He is constantly incorporating support for his background and heritage into his profession and is a leading force of multiracial advocacy in his sport.
By: Anna Garrison, Vice President of Project Race Teens
Photo Source: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/07/25/cameron-champ-fends-off-heat-to-win-3m-open-in-blaine