Australian golfer Cameron Smith displayed a flawless performance, shooting a bogey-free round to seize a one-shot lead after the opening round of the LIV Golf event held near London. The leaderboard after the first round at the Centurion Golf Club is as follows:
- Cameron Smith (Aus): -8
- Marc Leishman (Aus): -7
- Thomas Pieters (Bel): -5
Notable contenders include Talor Gooch (US), Cameron Tringale (US), and Laurie Canter (Eng), who are all tied for fourth place at four under par. Sergio Garcia (Spa), Henrik Stenson (Swe), Ian Poulter (Eng), and Lee Westwood (Eng) finished the round at two under par.
Cameron Smith’s remarkable performance saw him card an impressive eight-under-par 63, securing him the top spot on the leaderboard. His round consisted of eight birdies, including an impressive streak of three consecutive birdies on holes nine to 11. Meanwhile, fellow Australian golfer Marc Leishman, who had a strong start with four consecutive birdies, finished the day just one stroke behind Smith after a bogey on the third hole.
The tournament’s venue, Centurion Golf Club, hosted the inaugural LIV Golf event in June last year, and its return has been eagerly anticipated. Reflecting on his round, Smith expressed satisfaction, stating, “It was just really good. There wasn’t much bad stuff in there.” He acknowledged some minor challenges towards the end of the front nine but attributed them more to mental errors than poor swings. Nonetheless, Smith managed to leave himself in advantageous positions on the course, resulting in an overall solid performance.
Leishman, who held the early lead with his impressive birdie streak, expressed contentment with his day’s performance. Despite a challenging stretch from the first to the seventh hole, he navigated it well, recording only one bogey and a couple of birdies. Finishing the round at seven under par, Leishman considers it a positive start to the tournament.
Thomas Pieters of Belgium concluded the day in third place, trailing Smith by three shots. Meanwhile, Talor Gooch and Cameron Tringale from the United States, along with England’s Laurie Canter, are all tied for fourth place at four under par.
As the LIV Golf event near London progresses, golf enthusiasts eagerly await further captivating performances from the talented field of players.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about golf tournament
Q: Who is leading after the first round at the LIV Golf event near London?
A: Australian golfer Cameron Smith is leading after the first round at the LIV Golf event near London.
Q: How did Cameron Smith perform in the first round?
A: Cameron Smith had an outstanding performance, shooting a bogey-free round and carding an eight-under-par 63 to secure a one-shot lead.
Q: Who is in second place after the first round?
A: Marc Leishman, another Australian golfer, is in second place after the first round, trailing Cameron Smith by one shot.
Q: Where is the LIV Golf event taking place?
A: The LIV Golf event is taking place at the Centurion Golf Club near London.
Q: Who are the notable contenders in the tournament?
A: Some notable contenders in the tournament include Thomas Pieters from Belgium, who ended the first round in third place, and Talor Gooch and Cameron Tringale from the United States, as well as Laurie Canter from England, who are all tied for fourth place.
Q: How did Cameron Smith describe his round?
A: Cameron Smith described his round as “really good” with minimal mistakes and solid play overall.
Q: Is this the first time the LIV Golf event is being held at the Centurion Golf Club?
A: No, the Centurion Golf Club previously hosted the inaugural LIV Golf event in June of the previous year.
More about golf tournament
- LIV Golf Event: Official Website
- Centurion Golf Club: Official Website
- Cameron Smith: PGA Tour Profile
- Marc Leishman: PGA Tour Profile
- Thomas Pieters: European Tour Profile
- Talor Gooch: PGA Tour Profile
- Cameron Tringale: PGA Tour Profile
- Laurie Canter: European Tour Profile
- Sergio Garcia: PGA Tour Profile
- Henrik Stenson: PGA Tour Profile
- Ian Poulter: PGA Tour Profile
- Lee Westwood: European Tour Profile