Cameron Smith reveals his "s*** show" concern before $100m LIV Golf switch

Cameron Smith has revealed one of his primary concerns before joining the LIV Golf League and why he absolutely believes he will win the Masters.

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Thu, 9 Feb 2023
Cameron Smith reveals his "s*** show" concern before $100m LIV Golf switch

Cameron Smith has revealed one of his primary concerns before joining the LIV Golf League was the shotgun start

So much so, Smith still describes it as "a bit of a s*** show" but now he believes the concept "works so well". 

Smith has been speaking to the Straight Down The Middle'ish podcast where he chatted about a number of topics. 

Those being his his rookie season, winning the Players, his big money move to LIV Golf and why he believes he will absolutely win the Masters.   

Spoiler: Smith believes he has the "big balls" that are required to tame Augusta National.

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He told the podcast: 

"It was definitely a big decision [of joining LIV], but I feel as though I definitely made the right decision. I've played five or six events out there and [and] the way I've seen it progress over that short period of time, it's going in the right direction. The fans love it. 
"I think there's a lot more for people to do out there. It's a fun time. The way I would describe it is that it's more like going to a sporting event than a golf tournament." 

What about the shotgun starts? 

Smith told the pod: 

"Probably one of the biggest things I was scared about was the shotgun start. It worked so good. We were off at the same time every day, everyone's playing in the same conditions [and] sure it's a bit of a s*** show before the round getting guys out to their tees and stuff but it's only 10 minutes." 

Smith also appeared confident that he'll win a green jacket. 

He was in contention at the 86th Masters but Scottie Scheffler cruised to victory on the final day despite an hilarious four-putt at the 72nd hole. 

Smith came undone at the par-3 12th when his tee shot found Rae's Creek. He mis-hit his third then two-putted for a devasting triple bogey

He had just closed the lead to three strokes when disaster struck. Still, Smith believes he has the perfect game for Augusta. 

LIV Golf players were handed a boost last December when chairman Fred Ridley confirmed they wouldn't be banned from the major

Smith told the podcast: 

"I just like to be creative, I feel like at that place, you just have to be creative and you have to have big balls. 
"I love hitting the right shot, I don't care about the scenario. I want to hit the shot that's going to give me the best opportunity of making birdie."

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Does he think he'll win a green jacket? 

He continued: 

"Yep. I feel like that's my next one that I really wanna tick off. I genuinely feel like I've played my best golf around Augusta, it just hasn't lined up. 
"You know, when you win a tournament, you get a lucky bounce or the putts just fall in."

Listen to the full episode here

Smith will be back in action shortly in the LIV Golf League. He's changed the team name of his all-Australian side from Punch GC to Ripper GC. 

Another team captain, Bubba Watson, has changed the name of his side to RangeGoats. 

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