Cameron Smith Does the Unthinkable at 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions

Published 01/08/2022, 11:30 AM EST
Aug 5, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Cameron Smith hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Cameron Smith is one of the 38 players battling it out at the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions. He will be looking to get his 2022 season off to a quick start.

Smith, who is one of the new age golfers hails from Australia, a country that has produced many golfers, including Jason Day and Marc Leishman. The 28 year’s old Aussie turned pro in the year 2015. Cameron has a beautiful iron game and his putting skills are also very nice.

Apr 25, 2021; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Cameron Smith reacts to sinking the winning putt on the 18th green during the final round round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Cameron Smith creates history at the season opener


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The 2022 season started with the famous Sentry TOC. The tournament is taking place at the Plantation Course in Kapalua and the par 73 golf course will be quite challenging due to the rain that it has received over the past month. Also, the fairways are soft and huge. Moreover, the key to succeeding at the golf course is hitting it straight and scoring, depending on the wind direction on the particular round. Some of golf’s biggest stars are playing for the winning prize money of $1.476 million. The prominent names include Phil Mickelson, Collin Morikawa as well as the world number one Jon Rahm.

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Cameron Smith is ranked 22nd in the World Golf Rankings and has already 3 PGA Tour wins. He created history in the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions as he became the first professional golfer since the year 2003 to keep the 36 holes lead after starting with two consecutive bogeys on the starting two holes at the Sentry TOC. However, despite the two bogeys, he went on to card a round of 64, nine under par, and an overall score of 17 under par. He shot a nine-under-par in the opening round of the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions.



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This isn’t the only time Cameron has created history

The Aussie golfer is always is in the mix and is presumably one of the greatest putters of all time. He tied the record of the fewer putts in a round with just 18 puts. As a result, he became the ninth person in the PGA Tour history to do so. Smith achieved the feat at the second round of the 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis.


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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.