Cam Smith Wins on USPGA TourPublished on 5th June 2017 in Uncategorised
Our very own Cam Smith has had a breakthrough victory on the US PGA Tour early this morning (2/5/2017) Aussie time.
The team of Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt won the Zurich Classic on the fourth playoff hole Monday, capturing a new-format tournament that had been held over a day because of darkness.
Cam hit a 58-yard approach shot within a couple feet of the pin, and the Aussie sank a birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole to give himself and his Swedish teammate the victory.
Cam and Jonas led by a stroke after two rounds and by four after three. They had fallen behind by two strokes, with Kisner and Brown birdieing 10 of their first 11 holes Sunday. But they rallied with birdies on Nos. 12, 16 and 17 to regain a one-stroke lead heading into the final hole of regulation, which they wound up having to birdie to force the playoff after Kisner’s clutch chip.
Both teams finished four rounds at 27 under par at the par-72 TPC Louisiana in suburban New Orleans.
Each player on the winning team earned $1.02 million and 400 FedExCup points.
The tournament began with 80 teams of two, the new format attracted half of the top 30-ranked players. A couple of favored teams missed the cut — Jason Day and Rickie Fowler, and Masters runner-up Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson.
The players on each team alternated shots in the first and third rounds. In the second and final rounds, each player hit his own balls and each team took the best score per hole. The playoff was held in the same format as the final round.
Watch this space because Wantima’s Cam Smith is in red hot form with plenty of big events still to come this season.