Report: Cameron Smith offered "$90 million" to join LIV Golf

Open winner Cameron Smith has reportedly been offered $90 million to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational series.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2022
Report: Cameron Smith offered "$90 million" to join LIV Golf

Open champion Cameron Smith has reportedly been offered $90 million to join LIV Golf, according to Colt Knost. 

Former PGA Tour player turned on-course commentator Knost, 37, replied to a post on social media speculating about Smith's future. 

No sooner had Smith, 28, claimed the Claret Jug at St Andrews which reduced him to tears, he was asked what his future plans were. 

In his winner's press conference, Smith was involved in an awkward exchange with an Australian journalist that will make the PGA Tour shudder.

Smith was pressed on whether he would be joining LIV Golf, fronted by two-time Open winner and fellow Aussie Greg Norman. 

 

 

Here's the full exchange if you missed it: 

Q. Cam, apologies for having to bring this up in these circumstances, but your name continues to be mentioned, has been mentioned to me this week about LIV golf. What's your position? Are you interested? Is there any truth to suggestions that you might be signing?

CAMERON SMITH: I just won the British Open, and you're asking about that. I think that's pretty not that good.

Q. I appreciate that, but the question is still there. Are you interested at all? Is there any truth in that?

CAMERON SMITH: I don't know, mate. My team around me worries about all that stuff. I'm here to win golf tournaments.

Make of that what you will. 

Of course, at this moment in time it is all speculation. But we are expecting more LIV Golf announcements soon. 

The most recent LIV Golf signee was former UNICEF ambassador Paul Casey

Casey, 41, will make his LIV debut in New Jersey from July 29-31 at Trump Bedminster. 

It was reported during the week that Casey and other LIV players will resort to playing Asian Tour events to gain world ranking points. 

In other recent developments, it has been reported that Ryder Cup Europe captain Henrik Stenson is close to joining LIV Golf. 

Sky Sports' golf correspondent Jamie Weir reported immediately after Smith won at the Old Course that Stenson will be announced

That decision would see him stripped of the captaincy. Sergio Garcia has also confirmed that he will resign his DP World Tour membership. 

"I don't feel loved," Garcia admitted after saying that he did not enjoy his week at St Andrews.

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