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Cameron Smith biography: 13 things about Australian golfer from Brisbane

Cameron Smith is a professional golfer from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is a protégé of Grant Field, who became the head coach of Golf Queensland in March 2017.

Smith has been playing golf professionally since 2013. Here are 13 more things about him:

 

  1. He was born in Brisbane on August 18, 1993 to Des Smith and Sharon Smith.
  2. He is 5’11.
  3. When he was young, he was introduced to golf by his father, who was a scratch-marker and club champion at Wantima Golf Club in Brisbane, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. He has been coached and mentored by Field since 2004.
  4. In 2009, he won the Handa Junior Masters. In 2011, he won the Australian Boys’ Amateur, the Australian Amateur Stroke Play and the Victorian Junior Masters. He won the Australian Amateur Stroke Play again in 2012. In 2013, he won the Australian Amateur.
  5. In 2014, he moved from Brisbane to Jacksonville, Florida, United States where he lives with his girlfriend Jordan Ontiveros.
  6. In October 2014, he tied for fifth in the CIMB Classic, which was his first PGA Tour event.
  7. In 2015, he tied fourth in the U.S. Open, which marked his major championship debut. He finished T72 in 2019 and T38 in 2020. In the same year, he finished T25 at the PGA Championship, where he also finished T56 in 2018 and T20 in 2019.
  8. In 2016, he competed in the Masters Tournament for the first time and finished T55. He competed again in 2018 and finished fifth.
  9. On May 1, 2017, he and Jonas Blixt of Sweden won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in a playoff. Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner of the U.S. were their runners-up.
  10. He won the Australian PGA Championship on December 3, 2017 and on December 2, 108.
  11. After being cut in 2017 at The Open Championship, he finished 78th in 2018 and T20 in 2019.
  12. On January 12, 2020, he won the 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii in a playoff, which marked his first individual victory on the PGA Tour. His runner-up was Brendan Steele of California, USA.
  13. On November 15, 2020, he became the first golfer in the history of the Masters Tournament to shoot multiple rounds of 65 or better in the same tournament. He fired a seven-under 65.

 

 

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