Tony Finau and Cameron Champ Discuss Which One of Them Has a Longer Drive

Published 04/21/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 11, 2021 Tony Finau of the U.S. acknowledges the crowd after holing his birdie putt on the 18th green to complete his final round REUTERS/Brian Snyder


The Zurich Classic of New Orleans will take center stage from Thursday. Tony Finau and Cameron Champ have joined hands to compete at TPC Louisiana this year and they’re one of the favorites to win it. Both players admire each other’s game and a lot of it was evident during a recent press conference. 

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Finau and Champ are two players who can absolutely send the ball flying with a driver. These two bombers teaming up has got everyone hyped. Fans are waiting to witness which player will gain more distance from the tee at the Zurich Classic 2021.

But Tony Finau and Cameron Champ aren’t too concerned about it. The duo is currently focused on gaining strides in the upcoming event and delivered a hilarious response when asked about their driving distance. 

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Tony Finau and Cameron Champ have a catchy name for their team! 

Tony Finau and Cameron Champ aren’t just contending at Zurich Classic 2021 with their original identities. The pair have also given their team a nickname, which is called ‘Team Send It!’ Finau and Champ were asked who strikes the ball farthest among the two, and they both had splendid answers!

Cameron Champ thinks Finau hits longer between the two, but the latter politely disagreed! However, Champ didn’t want to steal the credit from Finau as well and explained why: 

“Tony takes it all the way back. As people notice, he takes it back a little bit shorter than normal, but when he takes it back full, he is the longest on TOUR,” Champ mentioned. 

But the praise came flying back at Cameron Champ. The two-time PGA Tour winner is currently third when it comes to driving distance off the tee in the 2021 season. Meanwhile, Finau is 30th among tour professionals, with an average of 305.1 yards off the tee in 51 rounds.

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“Yeah, I will say, though, at the high speeds Cameron knows where it’s going a lot more often than I do. I might have, maybe a little bit more on the take. I still don’t know. He can get it up in the 200s as well, but he probably has a better idea where it’s going at that speed. I have a lot of speed but not quite sure where it’s going,” Finau expressed.

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 11, 2021 Tony Finau of the U.S. hits his tee shot on the 3rd hole during the final round REUTERS/Mike Segar

Team Send It is a major favorite to clinch the title at Zurich Classic at New Orleans this year. As for their first round, Champ and Finau play Billy Horschel/Sam Burns and tee off at 8:52 a.m. ET on Thursday. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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