IN the midst of the devastating fires ravaging his homeland, Australia’s Cameron Smith hoped his play-off victory in the PGA Tour’s Sony Open would allow his beleaguered compatriots to “smile for a moment or two.”
Smith, who donated $500 for every birdie he made during the week to the fund-raising efforts, edged out Brendan Steele at the first play-off hole in Hawaii to land the title and move up to No.31 in the world rankings.
The bushfire crisis engulfing Australia has had a personal effect on Smith with his own uncle Warren losing his home in the inferno.
“The focus is probably not on my golf,
“But hopefully it gave a few people reason to smile for a moment or two.
“Uncle Warren drove back to his place the other day and what he found was quite devastating. I saw the photos and the only thing he had left was a little shed that him and his son built a few months back.” for good reason,” said
World No.31 Cameron Smith