Cameron Smith is a professional golfer from Australia who competes on the PGA Tour. On the PGA Tour, he has five victories, including the 2022 Players Championship. He also finished second in the 2020 Masters Tournament.
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Cameron Smith ($1 million)
Following the retirement plans of Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk, Johnathan Thurston, Greg Inglis, and Sam Burgess, Cameron Smith is the last man standing of the golden generation.
A professional life
Smith made his professional debut in 2013 on the PGA Tour of Australasia. At the 2015 Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship and the 2016 Emirates Australian Open, he tied for second.
In 2014, Smith competed on the Asian Tour, finishing in the top ten seven times and placing fifth on the Order of Merit. At the 2014 CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters, he tied for second place. Smith's first PGA Tour event was the CIMB Classic, a co-sanctioned event with the Asian Tour, in October 2014, where he tied for 5th.
Smith tied for 15th place in the RBC Heritage in April while playing on a sponsor's exemption. His top-four finish in the 2015 U.S. Open earned him an invitation to the 2016 Masters Tournament. Smith was also awarded Special Temporary Membership on the PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2015 season as a result of his performance. Smith earned his PGA Tour card for the 2015–16 season by earning enough money as a non-member to finish in the top 125 on the money list; his best three events would have sufficed.
Smith finished 157th on the FedEx points list in 2016. He was able to return to the PGA Tour in 2017 thanks to his performance in the Web.com Tour Finals, where he finished runner-up in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.
Smith won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in May with Jonas Blixt, the first team event on the PGA Tour since 1981. During the tournament, the duo did not make a bogey and won a playoff against Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner. Smith's victory was his first on the PGA Tour.On the 2017 PGA Tour, he tied for sixth place at the Valero Texas Open and finished seventh at the Wyndham Championship, and he finished 46th in the FedEx Cup standings. In late 2017, he tied for fifth place in the CIMB Classic in Malaysia and finished third in the CJ Cup in South Korea to kick off the new PGA Tour season. Smith's good form continued with a fourth-place finish.
Smith successfully defended his title at the Australian PGA Championship in December, defeating Marc Leishman by two strokes.
Smith was a member of the International team at the 2019 Presidents Cup, which was held at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia in December. The United States team won 16–14. Smith went 1–1–1, with a win over Justin Thomas in his Sunday singles match.
Smith won the Sony Open in Hawaii in a playoff over Brendan Steele in January, marking his first PGA Tour victory.
Smith became the first golfer in Masters heritage to shoot all four rounds in the 60s when he tied for second place with Dustin Johnson at the 2020 Masters in November (67-68-69-69).
Smith won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans for the second consecutive year in April. He was paired with fellow Australian Marc Leishman this time. The duo defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in a playoff.
Smith won the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort on Maui, Hawaii, in January. Smith won by one stroke over world number one Jon Rahm, shooting a PGA Tour record of 34 under par. Ernie Els set the previous record of 31 under par at the same tournament in 2003 with a score of 34 under par.
Smith won The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass by one shot over Anirban Lahiri in March, becoming the tournament's fifth Australian winner. He birdied the par-3 17th "Island Green" to go into the final hole with a three-shot lead. Smith, on the other hand, hit his second shot into the water on 18, while Lahiri birdied the 17th, a hole back, to close the gap and set up a playoff.The tournament came to a tense conclusion. Smith finished with a bogey for a 13-under par total, which was enough to award after Lahiri could only par the final hole to complete one shot behind Smith.