Cameron Smith likely to cause a stir with latest LIV claim: "I know I'm biased"

Cameron Smith has claimed LIV Golf Adelaide was the best tournament he has ever played in despite winning the landmark 150th Open Championship.

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith says LIV Golf Adelaide was the best tournament he has ever played. 

Smith made the declaration to a group of reporters after his Ripper side emerged victorious Down Under at The Grange Golf Club last Sunday. 

The all-Australian quartet of Smith, Marc Leishman, Lucas Herbert and Matt Jones needed extra holes to secure their second team victory on the breakaway tour. 

It represented the first ever team playoff and in truth it was a thrilling finale. 


Thousands of fans lined the fairways to watch Smith and Leishman defeat Louis Oosthuizen and Dean Burmester. 

Smith had the opportunity to tap in the winning putt after a week being the centre of attention. 

His week also included hitting a spectator with an errant shot which prompted the most on-brand response imaginable

A reporter put it to Smith whether this was what he envisioned after he made the leap to LIV Golf in 2022. 

Smith is said to have commanded a $150m fee for signing a three-year contract with the breakaway. 

"This week has far exceeded my vision for what was ahead," he said.

"I think I always knew internally that Australia would really embrace LIV with the culture, with the music, with the entertainment, everything that goes on around it."

Cameron Smith at the 2024 Masters
Cameron Smith at the 2024 Masters

He continued: "I always felt like this was the place where it was going to make it big, and how it's been the last couple of years has been just insane.

"Last year I said, I'm biased, this is the best tournament I've ever played. I think this year it's done it again."

Smith's comments will likely raise eyebrows considering he won the landmark 150th Open Championship at St Andrews. 

The Australian tore round the home of golf that Sunday to claim his maiden major and break Rory McIlroy's heart. 

Smith has also won the coveted Players Championship on the PGA Tour which is known, unofficially, as golf's 'fifth major'. 

Whilst Smith was delighted with how LIV Golf Adelaide went, day two of the tournament was marred by the aforementioned Herbert's caddie being struck in the head with a bottle of water.

Nick Pugh immediately fell to the ground after he was struck with the missile on the rowdy 'watering hole'. 

The drunken scenes were reminiscent of the PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier in the year where tournament organisers drew heavy criticism

LIV fans won't have to wait too long to watch Smith back in action. 

He will tee it up with the breakaway in Singapore at Sentosa Golf Club over 3-5 May. 

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