Cameron Davis, aged 22, is the talk of Australian golf at the moment having claimed his national title at The Australian Golf Club in November in sensational circumstances.
He came from six shots behind going into the final round to win by one stroke, shooting a seven-under 64 that included a birdie on the 18th and an eagle earlier in the round when he holed a 100-metre approach shot.
“It’s a little bit numb at the moment,” Davis said at the time. “I just didn’t expect to be in this situation”.
A brilliant amateur he turned professional in 2016 but to the surprise of everyone he struggled in the paid ranks, so much so that before his victory he had lost his card to play on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada and had never had a top-10 finish as a professional.
His amateur record had suggested he would breeze into the professional game as in 2015, he won the Australian Amateur and was a runner-up in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, behind China’s Jin Cheng. The following year he was part of the Australian team who won the Eisenhower Trophy in Mexico and he was also the individual winner.
Date of birth: February 21, 1995
Year turned professional: 2016
2015 Australian Amateur
2016 Eisenhower Trophy (individual and team titles)
2017 Emirates Australian Open