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Cameron Smith biography: 13 things about Australian golfer from Brisbane

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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 and he is 5’11” tall. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Brisbane to Des Smith and Sharon Smith. 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. In 2004, Field started coaching and mentoring him.
  2. 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.
  3. In 2013, he won the Australian Amateur.
  4. In 2014, he moved from Brisbane to Jacksonville, Florida, United States where he lives with his girlfriend Jordan Ontiveros. In October 2014, he tied for fifth in the CIMB Classic, which was his first PGA Tour event.
  5. In 2015, he tied for fourth in the U.S. Open, which marked his major championship debut. He tied for 72nd in 2019 and tied for 38th in 2020.
  6. In 2016, he made his Masters Tournament debut and tied for 55th.
  7. 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.
  8. He won the Australian PGA Championship on December 3, 2017 and on December 2, 2018.
  9. After being cut in 2017 at The Open Championship, he finished 78th in 2018 and tied for 20th in 2019.
  10. He, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson tied for fifth at 2018 Masters Tournament, which was held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA from April 5–8, 2018.
  11. 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. He and Im Sung Jae tied for second at 2020 Masters Tournament, which was held at Augusta National Golf Club from November 12–15, 2020. 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.
  12. He and Tony Finau tied for 10th at 2021 Masters Tournament, which was held at Augusta National Club from April 8–11, 2021.
  13. He was 28 years old when he won the 2022 Players Championship on March 14, 2022  at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He and Shane Lowry tied for third at the 2022 Masters Tournament, which was held at the Augusta National Golf Club from April 7-10, 2022.
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