Cameron Smith gives most Cameron Smith response to hitting 'old lady' with errant shot

Cameron Smith admitted he is having a little bit of difficulty being the overwhelming crowd favourite at LIV Golf's tournament in Adelaide.

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith admitted being the overwhelming crowd favourite at LIV Golf Adelaide is 'good and bad' after he forced himself into contention with an entertaining round that included hitting a spectator with a wild shot. 

Smith fired an opening round of 4-under 68 at The Grange Golf Club. 

It represented a solid enough start but the 2022 Open champion was six strokes off the early pace set by the surprise leader Jinichiro Kozuma. 


After 36 holes, Smith finds himself three behind Brendan Steele, who raced to the top of the leaderboard on 14-under par. 

Smith's second round was a flawless one. 

He put circles on his scorecard on four, five, seven, nine, 10, 13 and 17 for a seven-under 65.

"Feeling comfy around here," Smith told reporters. 

Smith said he had huge amounts of adrenaline flowing given his popularity Down Under. 

Thousands have been following the golfer. 

"I mean, it definitely makes it harder," he said. "It's not making it any easier out there. 

"I think the support is amazing, but there's a lot going through your mind every second of the day. 

"It's very tiring. Yeah, it's kind of a good and a bad thing at the same time."

Smith also found some good fortune during the second round. 



His tee shot at the 17th looked as though it was heading towards all manner of trouble.  

But his golf ball struck a woman on her back and bounced back into the middle of the fairway. 

"I think it was a good bounce for sure," he said. 

"I felt really bad for the old lady down there. I hit her in the back.

"It probably wasn't going to be in the trees but it was going to be in the rough and a different lie, so it could have been a different outcome. 

"But [I] made her proud and made a birdie there, and she helped me out. 

"Hopefully that eased the pain a little bit for her."

Smith said that he also signed a ball for her and gave her a hug. 

"She was sweet," he added. 

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