Australian golfer Cameron Smith added a couple of million to his net worth after winning the 150th Open Championship on July 17. Here’s what we know.
Australian golfer Cameron Smith added a couple of million to his net worth after winning the 150th Open Championship on July 17. Smith beat American golfer Cameron Young by one stroke to clinch the win at the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland.
|Celebrated Name:||Cameron Smith|
|Net Worth:||$6 million|
|Birthplace:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
Cameron Smith is an Australian professional golfer who won this year’s Open Championship. Smith has been playing professionally since 2013. He has had six PGA Tour wins, three European Tour wins, and two PGA Tour of Australasia wins.
“I think to win an Open Championship in itself is probably going to be a golfer’s highlight in their career,” Smith said after his win, The New York Times reports. “To do it around St. Andrews, I think, is just unbelievable. This place is so cool. I love the golf course. I love the town.”
Cameron Smith’s father is an accomplished golfer.
Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia, and he most likely got his interest in golf from his father, Des, an accomplished golfer in his own right, reports Golf Monthly. Smith turned professional in 2013 when he was just 20 years old. He has had six PGA Tour wins, three European Tour wins, and two PGA Tour of Australasia wins since then.
Earlier this year, Smith won the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions, which was held in Maui in January, and The Players Championship in March.
Smith was behind Rory McIlroy during the Open.
As of the night on July 16 during the Open, it appeared that the Claret Jug might go to Irish golfer Rory McIlroy, who won the Open in 2014. Smith was four shots behind McIlroy, and he says being behind helped give him the incentive to win the Championship.
“I think it was a good thing that I was definitely behind. I think my mindset would have been a touch different coming in, especially on that back nine if I was ahead,” Smith said during a press conference after his win. “Every player who’s been at the top of their game has won this championship, so it’s really cool to be on there. It really hasn’t sunk in yet. I don’t think it will for a few weeks. It’s just unreal.”
Smith broke a record set by Tiger Woods.
Smith’s 20-under-par total score of 268 set a record at the Open at St. Andrews and beat Tiger Woods’ previous score of 19 under when he won the championship in 2000, The New York Times reports.
According to Golf Digest, Smith broke a few PGA Tour records during this year’s Open Championship. He was the most under par through 13 holes than any other golfer in the event’s history, and, on July 15, his 253 feet worth of putts was the most on record during a single PGA Tour round, Golf Digest reports.
Smith was uncomfortable about LIV Golf questions.
After his win, some reporters asked Smith if he would take his game to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf. Other golf pros such as Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, and Dustin Johnson have been lured to the new golf league, which promises more money. Smith seemed uncomfortable about the LIV questions, the Times reports.