Pro says Cameron Smith won't take his phone calls after LIV blunder

Cameron Percy has opened up on the fallout after he effectively confirmed Cameron Smith as a LIV Golf player before it was official.

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Tue, 13 Sep 2022
Pro says Cameron Smith won't take his phone calls after LIV blunder

Cameron Percy has opened up on the fallout from dropping Cameron Smith firmly in it when the Australian revealed the World No.2 was signing for the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

In an interview with Jamie Hall of Bunkered, the pro has explained that Smith nor Marc Leishman are returning his phone calls at present. We're not sure exactly what he would say to either. At the time it was probably the WORST kept secret in all of professional golf.  

To catch you up, Percy went on the radio in August where he confirmed Leishman and the Open champion were LIV players even before it was made official. "Unfortunately, yeah, they're gone," he said. 

When he said that, Smith responded by saying that any news of his future will be provided by "Cameron Smith and not Cameron Percy".  

"I'm a man of my word and whenever you guys need to know anything it will be said by me," Smith said. 

A few weeks later, Smith stayed silent as LIV Golf announced the signing of their biggest asset to date. 

Smith has now made his debut, at LIV Golf Boston. Smith is in an all-Australian team alongside the aforementioned Leishman, Wade Ormsby and Matt Jones. 

He picked up $1,012,750 for finishing T-4 in his first event as a LIV player. He has reportedly signed a $140m deal with Greg Norman's league. 

Percy, 48, told Hall that after he gave the radio interview he woke up to "300 text messages and missed calls." 

"They knew they were going, everyone else knew they were going and it was just a matter of time," he said. 

"The thing is, we don't see these guys now. Before if something happened, you could see them at the next tournament and talk to them. I don't see Cam or Leish now and they don't return my phone calls at the moment."

He continued: "I woke up thinking 'what the hell has happened here?' Everyone took it as me confirming they were gone. If I'd said 'what I'm hearing is they're gone' it would have changed everything."

Percy also spoke to the publication about the much-anticipated court battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. 

Lee Westwood was also asked about what he thinks will happen and gave an hilarious response

As for Percy, he told the publication: "Their [the LIV players'] contracts came out in court and you're thinking 'what are you complaining about the PGA Tour for? These are way more restrictive." 

The next LIV Golf event will take place in Chicago. James Puig, who was highly though of as an amateur, has now turned professional and will be making his debut. 

Click here to see the full, 48-man field in Chicago.

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