Report: Cameron Smith Signs $100m+ LIV Golf Deal

The World No.2 is reportedly set to tee it up in the next LIV Golf event in Boston next month

Cameron Smith poses with the Claret Jug after Open Championship victory
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Cameron Smith has reportedly signed a deal in excess of $100m to join LIV Golf, the Telegraph reports.

The Telegraph say that Smith was offered around $100m prior to the 150th Open and agreed a deal in principle but sources said "his fee will have gone up" after sealing the title and becoming Champion Golfer of the Year at St Andrews, which took him to a career-high of second in the world.

Smith is apparently set to tee it up in the very next event on the LIV Golf schedule in Boston from September 2-4 after the completion of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. An official announcement is not expected until after the Playoffs, the Telegraph says. Smith could potentially join LIV Golf as Open champion, FedEx Cup champion and the World No.1 in what would be a huge blow to the PGA Tour.

The Aussie is teeing it up this week at the FedEx St Jude Championship in week one of the Playoffs, where $18m goes to the winner at East Lake in two weeks' time.

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If Smith does join LIV, it would also be a huge blow to the Presidents Cup as he would become ineligible after the PGA Tour announced suspensions to all current and future LIV players when the series' opening event got underway. Other players ineligible for the Presidents Cup due to LIV involvement include Abraham Ancer, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace and Carlos Ortiz.

Rumours have been circulating over the future of the Smith for weeks now, especially after he failed to deny whispers that he was heading to the Greg Norman-fronted league in his winning press conference following his Claret Jug triumph. "My team around me worries about all that stuff. I'm here to win golf tournaments," he said.

PGA Tour veteran Cam Percy told the Golf Gambling Podcast that both Smith and fellow Aussie Marc Leishman will join LIV, saying "unfortunately, yeah. They're gone." He later clarified his comments, saying his source was from talking to other players, not Smith and Leishman.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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