During the 2019-2020 season, several Official Birdies for the Brave Player Supporters took home wins and high finishes, earning them a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs. On the PGA TOUR, Cameron Champ, Bryson DeChambeau and Richy Werenski found success with some of the most exciting finishes this season.
Champ took home top honors at the Safeway Open to win his second PGA TOUR title. The 25-year-old from Sacramento, CA, birdied the 18th hole for a one-stroke victory over Adam Hadwin as his grandfather, Mack – who taught Champ to play golf and served in the U.S. Air Force – watched from home. Champ’s father, Jeff, was on-site to help celebrate the young champion’s emotional win. “For me to win, and for my grandfather to be able to witness it on TV…will go down as the greatest moment ever in my career,” Champ said.
Bryson DeChambeau captured his sixth PGA TOUR victory earlier this summer at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. In a dominant performance, the former SMU star and NCAA individual champion birdied three of his first four holes, then closed with three consecutive birdies on his way to a final round 7-under 65. The win marked his seventh consecutive top-10 finish at the time. DeChambeau is currently 7th in the FedExCup point standings, heading into the final two Playoff events.
Just a few weeks ago, Richy Werenski earned his first PGA TOUR title at the Barracuda Championship in exhilarating fashion. The 28-year-old former Georgia Tech player holed a flop shot from the fairway on the par-4 16th for a five-point eagle, then birdied the last hole for a one-point victory over Troy Merritt. The win secured his place in the FedExCup Playoffs.
In addition, long-time Birdies for the Brave Player Supporters Phil Mickelson (two top-10 finishes in 2020, 44 career TOUR victories), Bubba Watson (three top-10 finishes in 2020, 12 career TOUR victories), Scott Stallings (two top-10 finishes in 2020, three career TOUR victories) and Rory Sabbatini (six TOUR victories) were among the top 125 players in FedExCup points who also qualified for the Playoffs.
Keep an eye out for those who are still on their journey for the Ultimate Prize. The FedExCup Playoffs continue this weekend as the Top 70 compete at the BMW Championship, in hopes for a coveted spot in the TOUR Championship.
Birdies for the Brave would like to congratulate and extend appreciation to these and other Player Supporters for their efforts helping to raise funds and awareness for military homefront charities that are part of the program. To learn more about Birdies for the Brave and the players who support it, please visit www.birdiesforthebrave.org.