15 Things You Didn't Know About Cameron Smith

Get to know Australian pro Cameron Smith a little better...

15 Things You Didn't Know About Cameron Smith
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15 Things You Didn't Know About Cameron Smith

Australian Cameron Smith has gone from strength to strength in recent years, establishing himself as a fairly permanent fixture in the world's top 50. With that comes more opportunities to play regularly in the biggest events, meaning his popularity has grown among golf fans. Here are 15 things you might not have known about the likeable Aussie:

1. Born in Brisbane, Australia, he now lives in Jacksonville, Florida

2. He turned pro in 2013

3. He played on the PGA Tour of Australasia in 2013 and the Asian Tour in 2014 before joining the PGA Tour in 2015

4. His maiden pro title came on the PGA Tour at the Zurich Classic doubles event with Jonax Blixt in May 2017

Cameron smith with jonas blixt

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5. He has six victories in total, including the 2020 Sony Open and back-to-back Australian PGA Championships in 2017 and 2018. His biggest year came in 2022 winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions and The Players Championship.

6. He's a big fan of the Brisbane Bronco's rugby league team

7. He wants to own a coffee shop when he retires

8. His father Des is an accomplished golfer as well.

9. Smith is currently going out with Shanel Naoum. 

10. His best major finish came at the Masters in 2020 when he finished T2, becoming the first player in Master's history to post all four rounds in the 60s

11. He's a big petrol head and an amateur mechanic who enjoys tinkering with classic cars

12. He also enjoys maintaining his lawn

13. He won 1.5 points from three matches at the 2019 Presidents Cup on his debut

14. As of March 2022, he has won over $22m on the PGA Tour

15. He uses Titleist equipment through the bag, including a TSi3 driver, TSi2 fairway, blacked out T100 irons, SM9 wedges and a Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6