Cam Davis doesn’t quite fit the mold of the type of player I’m looking for this week at the Fortinet Championship, but he’s too talented to omit.
The big hitting Aussie will have to reign it in a bit to avoid tree trouble at Silverado. He mostly kept it between the mayo and the mustard in his tournament debut in 2018 when he took T-17th.
Davis’ other two starts at the Fortinet Championship resulted in missed cuts. He was just two off the cut line last year and had a nice 2-under 70 on Friday.
The 28-year-old closed the 2022-23 PGA Tour season well. Davis finished T-10th at the 3M Open, T-7th at the Wyndham Championship, and T-6th at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in consecutive weeks to earn his way into the BMW Championship.
Davis piled up six top-10 finishes, including at big events like the Players Championship (T-6th) and PGA Championship (T-4th).
He ended last season ranked 11th in strokes gained per round off-the-tee (.56) and was 26th in SG tee-to-green (.796).
It may take some dialing back off the tee to succeed this week. If Davis is playing from the short grass, he’ll be in good shape. He ranked seventh in average approach proximity from the fairway (29’9”).
Davis has played well in California before. He took solo third at the 2021 American Express.
It’s not a Presidents Cup year. If it was, I’d have to think he’d be back on the International team like he was in 2022.