Historic! Cameron Smith Equals Staggering PGA Tour Record at WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Published 08/07/2021, 9:10 AM EDT
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 is enjoying his golf at the moment. The 27-year-old is sitting in second place after two rounds at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Smith went all guns blazing in the second round on Friday and his putter absolutely caught fire. The Australian also equaled a PGA Tour record in the process! 

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Putting is an important aspect of golf, and reading the greens can prove to be a crucial challenge. Cameron Smith delivered a putting masterclass on Friday and tied an unbelievable PGA Tour record in the process. 

Smith shot 8-under-62 on the par-70 TPC Southwind in Round 2. In that magical round, the Australian only made 18 putts in total. He only required a two-putt on four occasions during the round. Smith completed 18 holes with just 18 putts. That’s insane! 

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With this effort, Cameron Smith tied an incredible PGA Tour record for taking the fewest number of putts to complete a round. An enormous achievement indeed and one to cherish forever. 

So the PGA Tour record for fewest putts in a round is 18. Cameron Smith became the latest player to achieve it, and here are the other golfers who are a part of this elite club: Sam Trahan, Mike McGee, Kenny Knox, Andy North, Jim McGovern, Corey Pavin, Ken Duke, and Blake Adams.

How did Cameron Smith react to his historic round?

Cameron Smith carded a 62 in Round 2 and was ecstatic with his performance. “Yeah, it’s a pretty cool little title I guess to have next to your name,” Smith mentioned after the round. 

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Smith made six birdies and an eagle in the second round. He gained 3.167 strokes in putting on Friday and flew straight into contention on the leaderboard with the low-scoring round. 

“The greens are so good around here,” Smith added about TPC Southwind. “If you get the ball started online and you’ve hit a good putt, most of the time they’re going in. Yeah, really just a good day on the greens, I guess.”

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Cameron Smith did not drive well in the second round, but he made up for it with his putting. The three-time PGA Tour winner now has a chance of making it four. Can Smith win the final World Golf Championship event of the season?

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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