Cameron Young is the leader after the first round of the 2022 British Open Championship. At 8-under total through 18 holes, Young leads the 150th Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews.
Young is 25 years old, and he has status on the PGA Tour this season after winning twice on the Korn Ferry Tour in the 2020-2021 superseason and earning status through the top 25 finishers on the points list.
However, for Young, his journey to the PGA Tour and being on the precipice of a life-changing PGA Tour win is a remarkable story.
Young is hitting his prime
Cameron Young has won at every level, including as an amateur and after he turned pro in 2019. He moved through PGA Tour Canada and onto the Korn Ferry Tour, where he quickly figured out how to win.
In his one season on the KFT, Young won the AdventHealth Championship and Evans Scholars Invitational in Illinois.
Entering this week, Young was 34th in FedEx Cup points and ranked 113th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He earned his way into this event through his status achieved this season on the PGA Tour.
In his personal life, Young makes his way in the world with his wife, Kelsey.
What a win in Los Angeles means
With a win today, Young would earn the benefits of being a PGA Tour winner, including berths into the The Players in March, the Masters next April, the 2022 PGA Championship and British Open Championship in July. He would gain fully exempt status for the remainder of this season and the next three after that. And, according to the 2022 The Genesis Invitational payout, he would win $2.16 million to top it all off.