Australian golfer Cameron Smith emerged victorious in the LIV Golf London event held at Centurion Golf Club, Hemel Hempstead. This triumph served as Smith’s final preparation before defending his Open title later this month. Throughout the 54-hole tournament, Smith held a three-stroke lead going into the final day.
On Sunday, Smith displayed a stellar performance, carding a three-under 68 to conclude the competition at 15 under par. Although American Patrick Reed shot a remarkable 65 and Smith’s compatriot Marc Leishman recorded a solid 66, Smith managed to secure the win by a narrow margin, despite a bogey on the final hole.
Smith and Leishman, alongside fellow Australian Jediah Morgan, form the Ripper team. Despite their strong performance in the team event during the first two days, they were overtaken by 4Aces for the team prize. The late surges up the leaderboard from the US trio of Reed, Dustin Johnson (-10), and Pat Perez (-9) propelled 4Aces to a combined score of -34, surpassing Ripper’s -33.
While Smith expressed his delight at his individual victory, he also shared mixed emotions regarding the team outcome, stating, “Obviously thrilled about the individual win but it would have been nice to get up there with the boys.”
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Golf tournament
Who won the LIV Golf London event?
Australian golfer Cameron Smith emerged as the winner of the LIV Golf London event.
What was Cameron Smith’s score in the tournament?
Cameron Smith finished the tournament with a score of 15 under par.
Was this tournament a preparation for a title defense?
Yes, the LIV Golf London event served as Cameron Smith’s final preparation before defending his Open title later in the month.
Did Cameron Smith face any challenges during the final round?
Despite facing a bogey on the final hole, Cameron Smith managed to hold onto his lead and win the tournament by a narrow margin.
Which team won the team event in the tournament?
The team event was won by 4Aces, thanks to strong performances by Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, and Pat Perez, surpassing the Ripper team, which included Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman.
How did Cameron Smith feel about his individual win and the team result?
Cameron Smith expressed mixed emotions, stating that while he was thrilled about his individual victory, he would have liked to perform better as a team and join his fellow Ripper teammates on the leaderboard.