Cameron Smith Talks About His Journey To LIV Golf

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith detailed the primary reasons behind him quitting the PGA Tour in the first comments to the public since his contentious decision to play in LIV Golf – and the reason behind it being greater than merely a purported nine-figure salary.

Smith told reporters outside Boston at The International, where the 4th LIV tournament is being held, that he joined the competition league since he feels LIV represents golf’s future and that the short timeframe will let him spend greater time in Australia each year.

Cameron Smith Excited To Be In LIV Golf

“I’m extremely happy to be here,” Smith remarked in his first press conference with Marc Leishman, on the following day of Smith’s long-rumored choice becoming public. “I believe this is the golf of the future.” I like how it looks out here. The music is a little more laid down on the range. That’s my kind of stuff. I’m very excited to be a part of this.”

Cameron Smith is probably LIV’s most crucial acquisition yet since he is joining the up-and-coming tour while being the reigning champion of 2 of the year’s 5 most important events for stroke-play, The Players and The Open. Smith stated that he is yet to renounce his membership for the Tour, despite the fact that Jay Monahan, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, will suspend him when he tees off in the opening round during the event consisting of 54-holes on Friday. The same shall stand true for any other defector who makes their LIV debuts this week (Anirban Lahiri, Cameron Tringale, Harold Varner III, Joaquin Niemann, and Leishman).

Cameron Smith stated that he was in contact with LIV for several months prior to the first major championship at St. Andrews. Quite a few Tour players, like Rory McIlroy, contacted him to discuss his choice. He also met with Monahan. Nonetheless, Smith chose to continue with LIV.

“This was the correct option for me,” he stated. “I believe this is the golf of the future.” I believe it has been the same for a very long time and needs to be shaken up a little.”

Cameron Smith’s decision was also influenced by his opportunity to spend a few months each year in Australia. Cameron Smith’s family has remained in the United States since he relocated there in 2015 to pursue his Tour goals. LIV is likely to announce an event in Australia, and the league’s compressed schedule (the season should end in the fall) will allow him to spend more time at home.

“That’ll be a part of my life I can’t wait to go back,” he added.