CAMERON SMITH

Golf Australia - - THE OPEN -

OPENS PLAYED: De­but. BEST FIN­ISH: N/A. WORLD RANK­ING: No.139.

Cameron Smith is a man of few words. In fact, the 23-year-old was left speech­less af­ter he claimed his first PGA Tour win at the 2017 Zurich Clas­sic back in May.

Smith joined Adam Scott and Ja­son Day as the only Aus­tralians in the past 30 years to win on the PGA Tour be­fore turn­ing 24. Now based in Florida, he qual­i­fied for The Open af­ter com­pet­ing in that three-man play­off at last year’s Aus­tralian Open against Jor­dan Spi­eth and Ash­ley Hall.

“It’s go­ing to be awe­some,” Smith said of Royal Birk­dale. “It’s the only ma­jor I haven’t played in yet, so I’m keen to get over there. That’s the one with all the his­tory.”

His his­tory at golf’s other three ma­jors is solid, and is high­lighted by a fourth-place fin­ish at the US Open in 2015 where he was the only player not to card a round over par.

The Queens­lan­der pos­sesses an ex­cep­tional short game and is sec­ond on Tour for strokes gained around the green. WIN­NING ODDS: $126*.

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