Rory McIlroy started the final day of play as the leader, and had a decent enough round to seal the deal. However, Cameron Smith had other ideas. Smith put up an amazing final round 64, with five straight birdies on the back nine for the come from behind victory at the Open Championship.
Claret Jug Belongs to Cameron Smith
The Open Championship
Cameron Smith is no stranger to big wins, however the weekend of golf he just finished may have been his best yet. More specifically the back nine of his final round was something every golfer dreams of.
After a solid showing on the front nine, Smith caught fire posting five straight birdies to start the back nine. This incredible stretch ultimately helped to catapult him top the top of the leaderboard for the win.
Good Start Keeps Getting Better
In what he’s already been a remarkable year of golf, Cameron Smith continues to rack up impressive finishes at some of the most well known tournaments.
Sentry Tournament of Champions
Smith started 2022 by winning the first event of the calendar year, edging out John Rahm by a single stroke to gain the victory.
This marked the beginning of the “back nine blitz” maneuver by Cameron Smith, with four birdies in the final nine holes to secure the win.
The Players Championship
A few months after winning Sentry, Cameron Smith was victorious once again, winning The Player’s Championship after an impressive surge on the final 9 holes.
Much like today’s performance, Cameron Smith started the back nine with four straight birdies on his way to winning The Player’s Championship.
There is no doubt that Cameron Smith is off to an incredible start in 2022, and he should never be counted out. His late round surges on the final nine holes to close out tournaments has become borderline routine at this point. Smith is well on his way to becoming known as the “comeback king” with multiple come from behind victories recently.