Who's who: Cameron Smith

  • Cameron Smith wins The Open 2022 at St Andrews
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  • Cameron Smith wins 2022 The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass
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  • Cameron Smith wins The Open 2022 at St Andrews
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  • Cameron Smith wins 2022 The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass
  • Smith, Cameron

Who's who: Cameron Smith

  • Name:

    Cameron Smith
  • Also known as:

    Cam
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    Born on August 18, 1993 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2013

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (2022). Presidents Cup player (2019). Multiple Australasian, European and PGA Tour winner. Asian Tour Rookie of the Year (2014).

Did you know?

Smith developed his skills on the PGA Tour of Australia and the Asian Tour, where he took Rookie of the Year honours in 2014. He switched his focus from 2015 onward to the PGA Tour in the USA, enjoying his first win on that Tour in 2017.

By 2022 Smith was a leading PGA Tour player, and one who was ready to make an indelible mark on the game. In March he scooped the lucrative Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Then in July, at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship, he fortuitously rolled in one long putt after another to shot a final round 64. His hot putting streak allowed him to snatch the Claret Jug from third round leader Rory McIlroy's grasp.

In 2022, aged 29, Smith was enticed onto fellow Aussie Greg Norman's "rebel" LIV Golf series, alongside a few other well-known but mainly "ageing" golf stars, and an abundance of lower-ranked "unknowns". (LIV Golf is a Saudi Arabian-bankrolled breakaway rival to the main international tours. It is based on limited-field 54-hole events, with massive prize funds, guaranteed payouts and, for some, eye-watering signing-on bonuses).

Top tournaments won by Cameron Smith

2022
Majors
268 (-20)
$2,500,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$2,500,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (150th) (July 14-17). Second-placed Cameron Young (USA) finished 1 shot behind 28-year-old Cameron Smith (Aus), who recorded his first major championship win. Smith's final round 8-under-par 64 included a back-nine of 30 that started with five straight birdies. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

2022
Aus/NZ
270 (-14)
A$333,000
Fortinet

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

A$333,000

Title sponsor

Fortinet

Played as the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship (Nov 24-27; Aus Tour event and joint European-DP World Tour 2023 season-opener with the Joburg Open). Second-placed Ryo Hisatsune (Jpn) and Jason Scrivener (Aus) finished 3 shots behind LIV golfer Cameron Smith (Aus). This was Smith's third PGA Tour of Australasia win; the other two came in this same event in 2017 and 2018. [Royal Queensland GC, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Qld.]. Note: the second of two Australian PGA Championships played in 2022.

2022
America
258 (-34)
$1,476,000
Sentry

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

258 (-34)

Prize money

$1,476,000

Title sponsor

Sentry

Played as the Sentry Tournament of Champions (Jan 6-9; first PGA Tour event in 2022). Second-placed Jon Rahm (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Cameron Smith (Aus). Smith's 34-under-par set a new record for a 72-hole PGA Tour event, beating Ernie Els' record of 31-under made in the same event on the same course in 2003. [Plantation course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$3,600,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (Mar 10-13). Second-placed Anirban Lahiri (India) finished 1 shot behind Cameron Smith (Aus), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win, and the biggest win of his career. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

2022
America
203 (-13)
US$4 million
LIV Golf

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

US$4 million

Title sponsor

LIV Golf

Played as the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series (Chicago) (Sept 16-18; LIV Golf event; 54-hole 48-player no-cut individual event, and accompanying 4-player team event). [Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, nr Chicago, Illinois].
Individual event: Second-placed Dustin Johnson (USA) and Peter Uihlein (USA) finished 3 shots behind Cameron Smith (Aus). Smith scooped the $4 million first prize, while the two runners-up each bagged $1,812,500.
Team event: second-placed Smash team (brothers Brooks & Chase Koepka, Peter Uihlein and Jason Kokrak) finished 2 shots behind the Four Aces team (Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez & Talor Gooch), who shared the $3 million team first prize.
Note: the fifth of eight 2022 "Invitational Series" events run by Greg Norman's Saudi Arabian-bankrolled LIV Golf company.

2021
America
268 (-20)
$1,069,300
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,069,300

Title sponsor

Zurich

Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 22-25; two-man team event: betterball rounds 1&3; alternate shot rounds 2&4). Winning team of Marc Leishman (Aus) & Cameron Smith (Aus) beat Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) & Charl Schwartzel (RSA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). The two Aussie winners each took home prize money of $1,069,300. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].

2020
America
269 (-11)
$1,188,000
Sony

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$1,188,000

Title sponsor

Sony

Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 9-12). Cameron Smith (Aus) beat Brendan Steele (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 10th), to claim his second PGA Tour title. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].

2018
Aus/NZ
272 (-16)
A$237,500
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

A$237,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian PGA Championship (Nov 29-Dec 2; Aus/Eurpn Trs event; PGA Aus season-ending event; Eurpn Tr 2019 season). Second-placed Marc Leishman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Cameron Smith (Aus), who recorded his second European Tour win. [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

2017
America
261 (-27)
$1,022,400
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

261 (-27)

Prize money

$1,022,400

Title sponsor

Zurich

Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 27-30; first-time as a two-man team event; alternate shot rounds 1&3, betterball rounds 2&4). Jonas Blixt (Swe) & Cameron Smith (Aus) beat Kevin Kisner (USA) & Scott Brown (USA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole (par-5 18th). The winners both took home first place prize money of $1,022,400. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].

2017
Aus/NZ
270 (-18)
A$237,500
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

A$237,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian PGA Championship (Nov 30-Dec 3; Aus/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2018 season). First-time European Tour winner Smith (Aus) beat Jordan Zunic (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

2014
Awards
$427,476
see Score
Asian Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Smith, Cameron

Venue

Score

$427,476

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Asian Tr

Cameron Smith (Aus) won the Asian Tour 2014 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished fifth on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of US$427,476.

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