2023 World Wide Technology Championship: Top 10 power rankings at El Cardonal

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Cameron Young is making his first appearance since the BMW Championship in the FedEx Cup Playoffs where he finished T-15th. He wished his offseason wasn’t so long as he was arguably the biggest snub for the American Ryder Cup team. His length and precision could have been a nice asset at Marco Simone, but hindsight is 20/20.

With no PGA Tour wins on his resume, it’s hard to have a huge gripe. This week at the World Wide Technology Championship provides a golden opportunity for Young to get the monkey off his back. He’s the highest-ranked player in the field and is on equal footing with everyone as far as course knowledge goes on a new course like El Cardonal.

The Wake Forest alum posted five top-10s last season on the PGA Tour, including solo second at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and two more at the majors. Playing against top-end fields doesn’t seem to scare him, at least in the first three rounds.

Young finished the 2022-23 season ranked ninth in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee per round (.597). He was 35th in SG: Tee-to-Green (.655). Young uses his small, but powerful frame to absolutely whip the ball. He’s sixth on the PGA Tour in club head speed (123.21 miles per hour).

The 26-year-old just needs to clean things up on and around the greens to take the next step.

Young’s played well outside of the United States, taking T-8th at The Open Championship and solo second at the Saudi International.