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Young Part of Victorious Presidents Cup Team

UPDATE (September 25, 2022) -- Cameron Young produced a 1-2-1 mark in his Presidents Cup debut at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., as the United States went on to a 17.5 - 12.5 victory over the International Team.

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Young opened competing alongside two-time major champion Colin Morikawa in the Foursomes format on Thursday, showing no hesitation or nerves on the enclosed first-tee. The big hitter cut the corner over towering pines on the 479-yard dogleg, leaving Morikawa just a wedge into the green. The tandem took a 2-up lead over Tom Kim and K.H. Lee through nine holes and though the International duo returned the match to tied with wins on Nos. 11-12, Young and Morikawa quickly reclaimed the lead with a win on the par-4 13th. Young drained a 25-footer for birdie to close out the match, 2-and-1 on the 17th.

"That moment there is all I can ask for," said Young of the point-clinching putt. "Obviously, it's the first day, but every point we get is important. And that's a feeling I've been waiting to have for a long time."

In Friday's Four-Ball match, Young and Kevin Kisner battled to a tie and half a point against Mito Pereira and Christiaan Bezuidenhout. Neither side earned more than a 1-up lead in the match, with Young's par on the long par-3 14th returning the match to tied. The sides parred the final four holes to split the point.

Young and Morikawa returned to compete together in Saturday morning's Foursomes, falling to the International's Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama, 3 and 2. The U.S. held a 2-up lead through five holes, but veterans Scott and Matsuyama won Nos. 9-13 to quickly flip the match en route to victory.

After sitting out the afternoon Four-Ball, Young finished his first Presidents Cup with a 1-down defeat to Sungjae Im. Im won the first three holes, but Young remained poised and after wins on Nos. 4, 7 and 8 returned the match to tied. Im notched a pair of wins (Nos. 12, 17) to a single win for Young on the way in to earn the point for the International Team. 

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (September 21, 2022) -- Past MGA Player of the Year Cameron Young makes his Presidents Cup debut this week at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., as the United States team looks to build on its 11-1-1 all-time mark against the International team. The action tees off Thursday with Foursomes matches beginning at 1:05 p.m. Young and Colin Morikawa will be the third match (1:29 p.m.), facing Tom Kim and K.H. Lee.

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Young earned one of six captains picks for the 12-person squad, which is led by Davis Love III. Young fired an impressive 9-under 63 in front of Love in July's Rocket Mortgage Classic, where he eventually logged his fifth second place finish of the season. Young advanced all the way to the TOUR Championship in his rookie season, finishing No. 19 in the FedExCup standings.

The Scarborough, N.Y., native's rise in the professional ranks has been well-documented, with Young winning a pair of Korn Ferry Tour events in 2021 en route to earning his PGA TOUR card.

This season, Young ranked second in Shots Gained: Off-the-Tee (.914) and third in Driving Distance (319.3 yards). He averaged 4.41 birdies per round and had a scoring average of 69.84.

Young is no stranger to team events, having represented the MGA in Carey Cup (2011, 2013) and French-American Challenge (2012, 2014) competitions. He was also a member of the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup and Junior World Cup teams in 2014.

Quail Hollow has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship each spring since 2003, though this year's event moved to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm due to its hosting of the Presidents Cup for the first time. The layout, which received changes overseen by Tom Fazio in the 1990s, previously welcomed the Kemper Open for 10 years and the World Seniors Invitational for 10 years. It hosted its first major with the PGA Championship in 2017 and welcomes the championship once again in 2025.

Following Thursday's Foursomes matches, Friday consists of Four-Ball matches. Both Foursomes and Four-Ball matches will be contested on Saturday before Singles matches conclude the competition on Sunday.

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