Cameron Smith and Billy Horschel compete in Kingfish Tournament

Cameron Smith is a man of many talents and he showed this in Friday's Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament at Jim King Park at Sisters Creek.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2022
Cameron Smith and Billy Horschel compete in Kingfish Tournament

Cameron Smith enjoyed the greatest moment of his career so far last weekend. He became the Champion Golfer of the Year at St Andrews beating Cameron Young and Rory McIlroy to the Claret Jug.

It was the Australian's maiden major title and after admitting you can fit two beers in the famous trophy, you'd think Smith would take a few days off celebrating his victory.

But there is no rest in this life for the 28-year-old from Brisbane. Him, seven-time PGA Tour winner Billy Horschel and other golfers formed a team in the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament on Friday.

As reported by the Florida Times-Union, Smith and Horschel's team led the two-fish aggregate championship for over an hour yesterday afternoon, but this discipline was won by the Salt Life Food Shack crew.

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"Cam fishes a lot more than I do, the boys fish a lot more than I do, but, yeah, this is by far my biggest kingfish because I've never caught one," said Horschel.

"This is pretty cool. This is something I don't do all the time, so I think we all enjoyed ourselves."

Smith couldn't quite achieve the same success as he did in Scotland just six days before. He picked up a sixth-place aggregate prize of $1,500.

He has earned $9,847,004 in 16 events this season and he has risen to World No.2, his highest-ever world ranking. He has also now won six times on the PGA Tour, one less than his fishing friend Horschel.

Horschel enjoyed a solid week at The 150th Open Championship last week. He carded rounds of 73, 69, 70 and 67 to finish in 21st place on 9-under-par.



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