Cameron Smith Bio And Facts
Cameron Smith is a professional golfer who has competed on both the PGA Tour and the LIV Golf Tour. Born in Australia, he turned professional in 2013, competing in two events on the Korn Ferry Tour (then called the Web.com Tour).
He continued to compete on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Asian Tour, as well as taking part in several American events. In 2015, he competed in his first Major tournament, the 2015 US Open, where he finished tied for fourth place.
Since then, he has remained one of the top money makers on the PGA Tour, picking up six PGA Tour victories since 2017. He also has achieved three first-place finishes at the Australian PGA Championship. He signed a contract with the LIV Golf Tour in 2022, making him one of the several golfers who jumped to the new league.
As a golfer, Smith is known for his incredible short game and putting, which he developed as a child playing at Wantima Country Club near Brisbane, Australia. He often played rounds with his father, who was the club captain at Wantima. Even as a successful professional, Smith still enjoys returning home to his old friends and staying in touch with the members at Wantima.
- Birthdate: August 18, 1993
- Career PGA Earnings: $27,037,033
- Occupation: Professional Golfer
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight:172 lbs.
- Years Active: 9
- Career Wins: 9
Since turning professional in 2013, Cam Smith has won about $27 million from PGA events, making him one of the PGA’s highest earners in recent years. In 2022, it was reported that Smith had accepted a $100 million deal to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour. Although not officially confirmed, these earnings, along with prizes from unofficial tournaments, bring his career total to about $132 million. As such, it is likely that Cameron Smith’s net worth is in excess of $130 million USD.
After proving his worth with several top-10 finishes on the Asian Tour through 2014, Smith broke into the PGA Tour with style in the 2015 season, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the 2015 US Open.
His first professional win did not come until 2017 when he combined with Johan Blixt to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a PGA Tour team event. After entering a bit of a slump through the rest of 2017, Smith regained his form with a victory at the Australian PGA Championship in December 2017. In April 2018, he finished fifth at the Masters in Augusta, GA, and then repeated his Australian PGA Championship victory in December of that year. At the end of 2018, he was the 27th-ranked golfer in the world.
Smith’s next big step up in his career came in 2020 when he won the PGA Sony Open in Hawaii and finished second at the Masters. He won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans again in 2021, teaming up with Marc Leishman.
In 2022, Smith reached a new level of success, winning three times on the PGA Tour (Sentry Tournament of Champions, The Players Championship, and The Open Championship). As a result, he ended 2022 ranked number three in the world and was invited to join the LIV Golf Tour for a reported $100M contract.
Titles and Awards
Cameron Smith’s most important titles and awards have come in the form of tournament victories. He owns a total of six PGA Tour victories:
- 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
- 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii
- 2021 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
- 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions
- 2022 The Players Championship
- 2022 The Open Championship
He also has won three international tournaments, those being the 2017, 2018, and 2022 Australian PGA Championships.
Aside from tournament victories, Smith has also garnered several honors and accolades. He was awarded the Greg Norman Medal in 2020 and was Australia’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2022. Also in 2022, he was named PGA of America Golfer of the Year.
Cam began playing golf at the age of two with his father, Des, who was club captain of the Wantima Country Club near Brisbane, Australia. His parents encouraged him to pursue golf throughout his childhood, saying that it would keep him from “hanging around skateparks and shopping malls.”
By the age of 16, Smith was traveling to golf tournaments as far away as America, representing Australia internationally. Although he has continued traveling worldwide and has amassed a large fortune, Smith still prefers hanging out with his old “mates” from Brisbane, doing so every chance he gets.
Smith currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida, and has a pet dachshund named Kendrick. In his free time, he enjoys working on cars and spending time with family and friends. He has stated that when he retires, he would like to open a coffee shop. He is also a fan of the Australian Rugby side Brisbane Broncos.
- Cam Smith’s first international tournament was the Thunderbird Junior Invitational in Arizona, which he competed in at the age of 16, representing Golf Australia.
- Smith is well-known for his mullet, which he began sporting in 2020. Even more incredible, his barber shares a name with the golf legend Lee Trevino.
- He even promised his girlfriend that he would cut the mullet if he won the 2021 Zurich Classic, a promise that he did not keep.
Where is Cameron Smith from?
Cam Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1993. He grew up north of Brisbane and began playing golf at the age of two. His home course was Wantima Country Club, where his father was club captain. He excelled in junior circuits in Australia and began competing internationally as a 16-year-old. He currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, but he enjoys returning to his home country to see family and friends.
Has Cameron Smith won the Masters?
Cam Smith has six PGA Tour wins and three International wins, but he has never won the Masters. He finished fifth at the 2018 Masters, second at the 2021 Masters, and third at the 2022 Masters. His only Major win came in 2022 at the Open Championship. When he joined LIV Golf at the end of 2022, it was not clear whether he would get another opportunity to compete in the Masters or any other Major tournament. However, it was recently announced that LIV Golf players would be allowed to compete in the Masters.