Cam Smith: Playing LIV Golf is unreal

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Cam Smith admires the Claret Jug (Photo by Tom Shaw/ R&A via Getty Images)

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Life on the LIV Golf tour is ‘unreal’ according to Australian Cameron Smith who will return to his homeland as the Open champion at LIV Adelaide next week.

Smith was one of the marquee names to move to the Saudi backed tour having joined shortly after winning the 150th Open Championship last summer.

The Brisbane man was heavily criticised for his decision and the timing of it but eight months on the Ripper GC captain has no regrets and is enjoying the team element.

“You know, when we‘re here at the golf course we’d like shadows, we don’t leave each other’s side, other than playing the golf,” he said per Fox Sports.

“I definitely don‘t regret anything that I’ve done. This is unreal out here.”

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman described his fellow countryman as ‘the best thing that happened to us.’

“I have a lot of respect for all these guys making the decision they made,” said Norman a former world number one.

“They made the decision on the presentation that we gave them, the offer we gave them, you respect them for doing that. I respect anybody for making the decision when they know the facts.

“When I started talking to Cam, I didn’t want to push it. These guys have got to find their own way, knowing what is out there. To get from the offer, to signing it, to get to that point, you’ve got to go through a lot. It’s no different to when I signed on as CEO. So when I did the presentation to Cam I sat back and let it go and I didn’t I push it at all.

“We had a couple of conversations. And then when the time came, he was ready. He found the way he found the way down that path of the journey he wanted to do. When he came on board. It was like ‘oh my gosh’, the best thing that happened to us to be honest with you.”

 

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