Cameron Smith flops earlier than closing occasion


Cameron Smith’s quest for a $28m payday went horribly incorrect in Chicago because the world No.13 completed near final in his worst outing on the LIV tour since he joined in 2022.

5 weeks after his last-start victory, Smith might have sealed the person season title with a victory however as an alternative completed fortieth within the 48-man area, 13 pictures behind winner Bryson DeChambeau. Marc Leishman completed second, only a single shot behind DeChambeau.

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Regardless of his lacklustre exhibiting, Smith, who has received two LIV occasions this season, nonetheless leads the person standings with one occasion to go in Jeddah, Dubai, earlier than the season-ending staff championship in Miami.

DeChambeau’s second win of the season, which got here on the again of a surprising closing spherical of eight-under 63, throughout which he reeled off 9 birdies, elevated him to 3rd within the chase to topple Smith.

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“I knew this golf course was gettable,” DeChambeau mentioned.

“I knew that I might have the prospect to go low, simply with the way in which I’m driving it and hitting it, placing it as properly.

“It simply felt like such a singular week as a result of it wasn’t like I putted tremendous nice or hit it actually nice. I simply saved it in play and hit it in the correct locations, and I really feel like I took benefit after I wanted to.”

Leishman’s effort to return second was his greatest particular person consequence on the LIV tour, having twice completed within the prime three in 12 occasions in 2023.



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