Cameron Smith Buys Fan Upgraded Phone After Wayward Tee Shot

Smith made good on a promise to replace a fan's broken phone after his drive hit it at the FedEx St. Jude Championship

Cameron Smith reacts to his shot from the seventh tee during the third round of the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship
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After being the subject of strong rumours linking him with a move to LIV Golf last week, World No.2 Cameron Smith was probably hoping for less drama out on the course during the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

However, things didn’t go quite to plan. As well as being issued with a two-shot penalty for playing a ball from the wrong place during his third round at TPC Southwind, his tee shot also hit a spectator on the seventh hole last Saturday, damaging unlucky fan Blake Krassenstein’s thumb and phone.

Krassenstein took to Twitter to explain what happened next. He said: “A quick Cam story from Saturday, he smoked my thumb and phone with his drive on 7. Walked over shook my hand, signed his glove for me, wrote down my cell # in his yardage book and ordered me a new phone. Unreal moment.” Krassenstein also provided images of the signed glove and texts sent from Smith confirming delivery of the new phone, which you can see here.

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Now, Krassenstein has provided an update with an image of his newly delivered, upgraded phone. The delighted fan said: “Just arrived. Cam with massive upgrade. What a guy.” Check out the phone here.

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Smith, who has withdrawn from this week’s BMW Championship because of a hip injury, has admitted he is ready to cop some heat as his anticipated unveiling as a LIV golf player draws closer. However, while he may face criticism if that comes to pass, his response to his error on the course last week can only be applauded.

Mike Hall

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

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