Cameron Smith Reported to Join LIV Golf: Here’s His Mind-Boggling 9-Figure Contract Offer

Published 08/28/2022, 7:25 AM EDT
Apr 15, 2021; Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA; Cameron Smith tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

LIV Golf has been successful in luring in the best talents from the PGA Tour. and among the latest additions in their list of former PGA Tour players is Cameron Smith. Greg Norman’s strategy is clear – offer the players more money for playing lesser golf! And it seems to be working since Cameron Smith’s LIV Golf deal is beyond imagination.

How much is LIV Golf paying Cameron Smith?

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Cameron Smith was in rumors to join LIV Golf for a long time. The former PGA Tour player had been avoiding questions related to joining the Saudi-backed league in interviews. However, his existence in the LIV Tour was confirmed after they released the list of the six newly added players in the league.

January 6, 2022; Maui, Hawaii, USA; Cameron Smith acknowledges after making his putt on the 18th hole during the first round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament at Kapalua Resort – The Plantation Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

According to golf writer, Daniel Rapaport, Cameron Smith is receiving $100 million for joining the LIV Golf league. Players like Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Dustin Johnson were among the early birds to join the league. While Mickelson joined the league for $200 million, Smith joined at just the half amount. But $100 million is still a huge deal for any player joining a new golf league.

If we add up the amount all the above-mentioned players are receiving from LIV, it sums up to $675 million. And remember, it is just the total amount for these 5 players. On the other hand, if we talk about the PGA Tour, their total revenue for 2022 is somewhere around $1.5 billion. The LIV Golf tour is still growing with the support of Saudi Arabia’s funds and Greg Norman’s strategies. But they are still nowhere near making good profits.

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LIV Golf refused to comment on Smith entering the league

Smith was the winner of the Open Championship this year and was rumored to join the LIV Golf league by several sources. However, when the question was put forward to verify the facts, a LIV Golf spokesperson said“We don’t comment on speculation.” Smith is one of the highest-ranked players to join the league.

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

But no one knows if this is where the search for players stops from LIV Golf’s end. The PGA Tour is forced to change its ways and policies after looking at the heavy and never ending transition of players to the new league. And after all of this, the future of the PGA Tour remains uncertain.

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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