Cameron Smith is set to become the latest golf star to default to LIV Golf in a mega-money deal.
Just a day after Australian golfer Cameron Percy let slip that Smith and fellow Aussie Marc Leishman were set to join the breakaway tour, The Telegrpah reported Smith has inked a $AUD140 million deal.
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Smith’s first tournament with the rebel tour is set to be the LIV’s International in Boston which begins September 2.
Despite the report, Smith did not elaborate in his press conference ahead of the FedEx Cup play-offs.
“You know, my goal here is to win the FedExCup Playoffs,” Smith said.
“That’s all I’m here for. If there’s something I need to say regarding the PGA Tour or LIV, it’ll come from Cameron Smith, not Cameron Percy.
“I’m a man of my word and whenever you guys need to know anything, it’ll be said by me.”
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However, Smith confirmed he “absolutely” had plans to play in the President’s Cup even though the report claims he’d be with LIV Golf at the time.
After further LIV-related questions, Smith thanked the reporters and walked out of the press conference.
To date, LIV Golf has signed golf stars like Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, but Smith’s arrival brings more credibility to the competition given he is World Number Two and recently won The Open.
The Australian star declined to comment after winning the Claret Jug but refused to deny it and sent the rumor mill into overdrive.
“I just won the British Open and you’re asking about that? I think that’s pretty- not that good,” Smith said.
Pressed on the matter, the Australian was coy.
“I don’t know, mate. My team around me worries about all that stuff, I’m here to win golf tournaments,” he said.
The Telegraph goes on to state that LIV CEO Greg Norman struck a deal prior to Smith’s famous Open triumph and that an official announcement confirming the latter’s move is not expected until the FedEx Cup play-off series is complete.