Cameron Smith is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and is the current Open champion. He has won six times on the PGA Tour, including the 2022 Players Championship and the 2022 Open Championship. He was also runner-up in the 2020 Masters Tournament.
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While the whole of St. Andrews was following Rory McIlroy, Cameron Smith, a group ahead, strung together a run of five birdies in a row to leap to the top of the leaderboard through 14 holes. An hour or so later, Smith’s name was being carved into the Claret Jug.
He never blinked once Sunday. The first time he looked slightly rattled was when he held the trophy.
“What a week — I’m going to fall apart here I know,” he said.
But if there was one thing he never did over these past four days, it was crumble, despite a difficult Saturday.
A day before he was announced as Champion Golfer of the Year, Smith was weighing up where it had all gone wrong.
Following a second-round 64 that saw him hole over 200 feet of putts, the third round was more of a struggle. Whereas the cup looked like a basketball hoop on Friday, on Saturday, it looked like a thimble.
In Rounds 1 and 2, Smith needed just 28 putts to navigate the Old Course‘s tricky greens. In Round 3, that number ballooned to 35.
What kind of putter does use:
Scotty Cameron 009M Prototype putter
Cameron Smith uses a Scotty Cameron 009M Prototype putter.
He’d carded a round of 73. He looked dejected. He talked of how the golfing gods had gone against him. He regretted how he had attacked the 13th with gusto, instead of playing it carefully — and walked away with double bogey.
His Dad is Des Smith.
Des Smith said the pair had spoken after the third round, when his son didn’t have a great day with the putter and had dropped out of the lead, and was confident he was “very mentally strong.” “Going into the last day, I still thought he was a big chance. He was four back.