Australia’s Cameron Smith has wasted no time making his mark on the LIV Tour, claiming victory within the Chicago leg this morning and banking the most important cheque of his profession.
With a birdie putt on the 18th, a punch within the air, and carrying the maroon shirt that has now develop into his trademark, the Queenslander completed three away from the sphere in his second occasion with LIV.
The 29-year-old fired 69 within the remaining spherical to complete 13 below and bagged himself $5.95 million ($US4 million).
It’s the largest payday of his profession and comes simply months after he hoisted the Claret Jug at St Andrews.
“I really feel as if I wanted to show to myself and doubtless extra so to different those that simply because I’ve modified excursions doesn’t suggest I am a worse participant for it,” Smith stated after the win.
“I am nonetheless out right here to win.
“That is what we’re all right here for and hopefully we are able to hold this going.”
Smith below strain
Smith controversially joined the LIV Tour earlier this 12 months – a lot to the chagrin of PGA followers – lured to the Saudi-backed enterprise by a signing bonus rumoured to be within the neighborhood of $145 million.
Smith completed tied fourth on this first LIV occasion in Boston, which he stated was a number of the most strain he had been below all 12 months.
When requested how he would rejoice his win in Chicago, Smith stated he was in for a “couple of beers”.
“We will not match any beers on this trophy, it might be just a little bit tough,” he stated, a throw again to his now well-known celebration after profitable the Open earlier this 12 months.
“I am positive it will be a late evening.”