Cameron Smith Reveals if He is Going to Keep His Lucky Mullet Forever

Published 01/13/2022, 3:02 PM 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


Every player has some very specific trait or features that become a part of their identity over time. For Cameron Smith, it’s his unmistakable mullet. His hairstyle has often been brought up, now as part of his personality.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Smith is currently in Hawaii for the 2022 Sony Open. His mullet was mentioned during the presser, which had Smith answering some pressing questions.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Is Cameron Smith about to part with his mullet?

The interviewer ended up asking Smith about his mullet, wondering if he was about to part with it while in Hawaii for the Sony Open. Notably, seems like his mullet is safe for now. “Don’t know if it’s going to be forever, but yeah, for the time being, it’s hanging in,” he said.

DIVE DEEPER

Jack Nicklaus All Set to Design Another Breathtaking Golf Course in Mexico’s Quivira Los Cabos

15 days ago

Smith’s performance was also discussed, as the reporter was wondering if the 28-year-old was feeling pressured. They talked about the putter he was using, and how it has been working for him for the past few years.

Smith on his mullet

Whatever views one might have about his mullet, Smith loves it. So much so that he has referred to it as his good luck charm.

He spoke about it after his Zurich Classic win last year with Marc Leishman. While he promised his girlfriend he would cut it, he was unable to do it. “I would have to apologize to my girlfriend, it’s not going away. I mean, it’s, I feel like it’s part of me now,” Smith said.

Smith is also aware that the fans love it and believes it is good to have something fun going around that can make people laugh.

January 9, 2022; Maui, Hawaii, USA; Cameron Smith hoists the trophy after winning during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament at Kapalua Resort – The Plantation Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

The four-time PGA Tour winner also added an Olympic twist to his mullet, which even had his mother calling him names. The golfer got the word “AUS” written on the side of his head. While people ended up focusing on the mullet, Smith only wanted to give a shout-out to his country.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“My mom called me up. She was laughing. She was like, oh, you were just on the news,” he said. “Called me all sorts of names, but she loved it and she loves that it brings a lot of, I guess, joy to, it puts a smile on people’s faces, I think, she enjoys the most, so, yeah.” 

DIVE DEEPER

‘I’m Not a Politician. I’m a Professional Golfer’: Shane Lowry Sounds Off Criticism Around Saudi International

16 days ago

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Having said that, Smith last played the Sentry Tournament of Champions, finished first, and took home the win.

What do you think of Smith’s mullet? Let us know in the comments below.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Devika

575 articles

Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT