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Cameron Smith: Player Profile

 

Who is Cameron Smith?

Cameron Smith is the leading Australian in the world of men’s golf, with a major title and wins on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf. 

Smith was born in Brisbane in August 1993, and took up the game at a young age. His father was club captain at Wantima Country Club, with Cameron first picking up a golf club at the age of just 2. Wins in the Australian Boys Amateur and Australian Amateur during his teenage years was almost an insight into what would come in his professional career.

The Australian played on the PGA Tour of Australasia and Asian Tour before making the jump to the PGA Tour in 2015. However, he would have to wait another couple of years before his maiden professional victory. That came in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, an event he would win again in 2021 alongside compatriot Marc Leishman. 

Smith won the Open Championship in 2022 for his maiden major title, before then joining the rebel LIV Golf League. He has gone on to win three times in LIV Golf since his switch, with victories in Chicago, London and Bedminster. He is the captain of Ripper GC – the all-Australian team in the league. 

Cameron Smith | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Cameron Smith
Born: August 18, 1993
Nationality: Australia
Residence: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Career

Turned Pro: 2013
Professional Wins: 12
Highest World Ranking: 2 – July 17, 2022

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T2 (2020)
– PGA Championship – T9 (2023)
– US Open – 4th/T4 (2015, 2023)
– Open Championship  – WON (2022)

Professional Wins – 12

2017 (2) – Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Australian PGA Championship
2018 (1) – Australian PGA Championship
2020 (1) – Sony Open in Hawaii
2021 (1) – Zurich Classic of New Orleans
2022 (5) – Sentry Tournament of Champions, Players Championship, Open Championship, LIV Golf Invitational Chicago, Fortinet Australian PGA Championship
2023 (2) – LIV Golf London, LIV Golf Bedminster

Achievements and Awards

Asian Tour Rookie of the Year – 2014
PGA Player of the Year – 2022

Cameron Smith | What’s In His Bag?

Smith is a Titleist staffer, playing with the brand’s clubs throughout his bag. He plays a TSR3 driver and TSi2 fairway wood, along with T100 irons and a quartet of Vokey SM9 wedges. He also uses the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.

Check out our full piece on what’s in Cameron Smith’s bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Cameron Smith

When and where was Cameron Smith born?

Cameron Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia in August 1993. He got into the game through his father, Des, who was also an accomplished golfer in his own right. 

When did Cameron Smith turn professional?

Cameron Smith turned professional in 2013 and spent his first couple of years on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Asian Tour, before graduating to the PGA Tour for the 2015 season. 

How many professional titles has Cameron Smith won?

As of February 2024, Cameron Smith has won 12 times as a professional, including a major victory at the Open Championship in 2022. He has six wins on the PGA Tour and three wins in the LIV Golf League

Who is Cameron Smith dating?

Cameron Smith is currently in a relationship with Shanel Naoum. Not much is known about Naoum, but it is believed that she went to the University of North Florida. 

Did you Know?

Doubles Success

Two of his first three victories on the PGA Tour came in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a pairs competition. He won his maiden PGA Tour title alongside Jonas Blixt in 2017, before teaming up with Marc Leishman to win the tournament again four years later. 

LIV Major Winner

Smith is one of several major winners who now plays in the LIV Golf League. He won the Open Championship in 2022 and almost immediately made the switch to the PIF-funded golf league. The likes of Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson are among the other major winners who play on the tour. 

Augusta Record Breaker

Smith finished runner-up at the 2020 Masters Tournament behind Dustin Johnson. However, the Australian became the first man to record four rounds in the 60s, shooting 67-68-69-69 at Augusta National.

Wins On The Big Three

Smith is one of just ten men to have won tournaments on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf. He has six PGA Tour wins, four DP World Tour wins and three victories in the LIV Golf League.

Other Cameron Smith Articles

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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