Cameron Smith is a professional golfer born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to Des Smith and Sharon Smith. When Cameron was young, he was introduced to golf by his father, who was a scratch-marker and club champion at Wantima Golf Club in Brisbane.
In 2004, Grant Field started coaching and mentoring Cameron. In March 2017, Field became the head coach of Golf Queensland.
In 2014, Cameron moved from Brisbane to Jacksonville, Florida, United States. He lives there with his girlfriend Jordan Ontiveros.
Smith has been playing golf professionally since 2013 and he is 5’11” tall. Here are 13 more things about him:
- 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. In 2012, he won the Australian Amateur Stroke Play again.
- In 2013, he won the Australian Amateur.
- In October 2014, he tied for fifth in the CIMB Classic, which was his first PGA Tour event.
- 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.
- In 2016, he made his Masters Tournament debut and tied for 55th.
- 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. On December 3, 2017, he won the Australian PGA Championship.
- On April 8, 2018, he tied for fifth at 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA. On December 2, 2018, he won the Australian PGA Championship again.
- In 2019, he tied for 20th in The Open Championship, tied for 51st in the Masters Tournament, tied for 64th in the PGA Championship and tied for 72nd in the U.S. Open.
- 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. On November 15, 2020, he and Im Sung Jae tied for second at 2020 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club and 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.
- He and Tony Finau tied for 10th at 2021 Masters Tournament, which was held at Augusta National Club from April 8–11, 2021.
- On March 14, 2022, he won the 2022 Players Championship 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. On July 17, 202, he won the 2022 Open Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.
- He was 29 years old when he tied for ninth at the 2023 PGA Championship on May 21, 2023 in Pittsford, Monroe County, New York.
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