Also known as:Cam
Born:Born on August 18, 1993 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
MAJORS (1): The Open (2022). Presidents Cup player (2019). Multiple Australasian, European and PGA Tour winner. Asian Tour Rookie of the Year (2014).
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 shot a final round 64 to snatch the Claret Jug from third round leader Rory McIlroy's grasp.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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