A$46m star golfer Cam Smith slammed on ‘brutal’ PGA Tour as Open champion reveals he still hopes to play in US Masters
- Australian golfer Cam Smith admits he would be ‘broken’ if a Masters ban was imposed due to Liv’s loyalty
- The 29-year-old says he is keen to move away from the ‘brutal’ PGA schedule
- Smith achieved his first LIV win in September, taking home $4 million
Stealing his cash, Australian golfer Cam Smith shuts down the “brutal” PGA schedule as the Open champion reveals his US Masters dream – which may be in doubt given LIV’s loyalty.
Smith joined the Saudi-backed LIV league with an unprecedented signing bonus of A$140 million, marking his official break from the PGA Tour in which he enjoyed the definite success of his career and grossed over A$40 million.
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman (left) poses with Chicago Invitational Champion Cameron Smith, Sept.
Queenslander is the oldest player of the Tour to have an impressive win in an Open Championship, smashing the last hole in his final round to beat Rory McIlroy.
The 29-year-old says he is eager to play on a new schedule that prioritizes golf on the world stage.
“I think for me, I’m really excited to have the opportunity to play around the world again,” Smith said. ABC Grandstand.
To be honest, it’s (the PGA Tour) brutal. (But with LIV) Having a smaller schedule intense to a short period of time I think we’ll be very busy there for four or five months but I was able to get some time and really develop the game.
Smith celebrates at Punch Golf Course after being crowned the winner of his first LIV title, Chicago Invitational
However, it was Smith’s disqualification from the infamous PGA Tour Masters Tournament that could put Pencil into his biggest dream of his career.
After winning the Open Championship, Smith is rightfully exempted from competing in all four majors for the next five years, with the Augusta National Board to decide on the LIV players.
The 2022 Players Champion hopes his name will once again appear at the prestigious event.
“I hope I can go back there,”
It’s a play that I love and I have a very good record there too. It would be heartbreaking if I couldn’t go back there.
World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler pumps his fist by Cameron Smith after being cut for a bird during the final round of the 2022 Masters Tournament
Smith claimed his first LIV title in Chicago during the month of September, defeating former World No. 1 Dustin Johnson.
The mullet wizard earned $6.2 million for his tour win, $2.3 million more than his historic British Open win and arguably the biggest in golf.
The now homegrown player in Jacksonville finished third in this year’s Masters, catching a peek at leader Scotty Scheffler.
Smith smiles with Clarett Gaug after playing an excellent final to win the 150th British Open, beating Rory McIlroy by one stroke
After doing “just about everything” from winning Claret Jug, Smith is back with LIV and fellow countryman Marc Leishman, who are currently in Thailand for the Bangkok Invitational.
Aussie fans will get a chance to watch Smith on their turf as the mullet character announces his return to the Australian PGA at Royal Queensland from November 24-27.
“I can’t wait to go back to Brisbane, my hometown…I think it will be great.”
He will headline for fellow under-stars Lucas Herbert, Min Woo Lee and New Zealander Ryan Fox.