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History of Cameron Young’s seven runner-up finishes on PGA Tour

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Cameron Young has accomplished more in golf at just 26 years old than most players do over their entire career.

After a stellar career at Wake Forest, Young turned professional and immediately made his mark on the Korn Ferry Tour with two victories in 2021. He then went on to win the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year award in his first full season in 2021-22, where he made 18 of 25 cuts and was constantly in the mix with seven top 10s. He’s also finished inside the top 10 in three of the four major championships, including a pair of top fives in the PGA Championship (T-3, 2022) and Open Championship (T-2, 2022).

Despite the early success in his young career, Young still hasn’t earned that elusive first victory on Tour. In fact, he’s finished runner-up in a whopping seven of his 60 starts so far. Let’s take a look at Young’s close calls over the last two years and change.

Cameron Young plays a shot from a bunker on the 14th hole during the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson on October 03, 2021 in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The first of five runners-up finishes in his rookie season came in his second start at the Sanderson Farms Championship, where he shot four rounds in the 60s and still came up a shot short of Sam Burns at 21 under.

Genesis Invitational 2022

Cameron Young plays his shot onto the second green during the third round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

His second close call was at the loaded 2022 Genesis Invitational, where he shot 62 in the second round but leaked a little oil with rounds of 69-70 on the weekend to finish alongside Collin Morikawa at 17 under, two shots behind Joaquin Niemann.

2023 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club

Cameron Young of the United States plays an approach shot on the ninth hole during a practice round prior to the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club on May 03, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sandwiched inside a pair of T-3 finishes at the RBC Heritage and PGA Championship was another T-2 at the Wells Fargo Championship, where Young shot the second-lowest round on Sunday, a 4-under 66, and still finished two shots behind Max Homa, along with Keegan Bradley and Matt Fitzpatrick.

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Cameron Young of the USA during Day One of The 150th Open at St Andrews Old Course on July 14, 2022 in St…


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