LIV Golfer Cameron Smith gets EMOTIONAL after missing cut at Australian PGA Championship following DISASTROUS performance

Cameron Smith entered the event as the defending champion but endured a difficult time on his return to Australia.


LIV Golfer Cameron Smith gets EMOTIONAL after missing cut at Australian PGA Championship following DISASTROUS performance

Cameron Smith [Pic Credit: The Canberra Times]

As the golfing season reaches its final few events of the year, there are some who are still showing off their skills. One event that has caught the eyes of many is the PGA Championship of Australia. In this marquee event, Aussie golfer Cameron Smith had a disastrous performance as he missed the cut and was left emotional.

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The LIV Golf star was back in his homeland to take part in the final events of the year. He had previously dominated this championship while winning three out of the previous five editions. The reigning champion though endured the worst possible outcome as he failed to make the cut at this huge event.

While failing to make the cut is something every player endures at least once in their career, the margin of defeat could be significant. Smith fired a second-round score of 78, nine strokes behind the cut line. This outing signaled the poor performance he had. Following this loss, the 30-year-old called the loss “unacceptable” and was left emotional.

"Australia’s been so good to me even when I have been tired so there’s no reason to really perform that way. I’ve performed under pressure before, it’s just unacceptable. I just got on the wrong side a bunch of times and was trying to do a bit too much I think, it’s very frustrating".
Cameron Smith through Golfweek.

How is the Australian PGA Championship shaping up?

Following his switch to LIV Golf, there have been questions about whether Cameron Smith will participate in this event again. He did so but did not endure a happy homecoming as he crashed out of the tournament. His Australian rival Min Woo Lee is now sitting on top of the leaderboard.

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The two stars would tee off together at this event. As Smith struggled to bring out his top game, Lee kept on climbing the ranks. The two-time winner on the European circuit is now eyeing to capture his national championship after two impressive rounds.

Min Woo Lee
Min Woo Lee (Pic Credit: The Canberra Times)

Lee is now going up against former World No. 1 Adam Scott. The 2013 Masters champion is chasing his first victory since 2020. He currently finds himself at fourth in the standings, six strokes behind Lee in the first place.

Victory seems to be in the grasp of Lee as he heads into the final day with a three-shot lead over Rikuyka Hoshino in Brisbane. A win for him would be his second triumph in two months after walking away with the Macau Open title in October.

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