Scottie Scheffler on the Cameron Smith's line

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Scottie Scheffler on the Cameron Smith's line

The image made the rounds on social media last night. We see the dumbfounded face of Cameron Smith, the world number 2, when Scottie Scheffler, the current number 1, walks carelessly across the line of putt of his opponent and co-competitor of the day.

Stunning, to say the least.

Cameron Smith and Scottie Scheffler

Cameron Smith did not understand what was happening when, after a missed putt, the one who is still ahead of him in the world rankings (this could change after this first tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs) crossed his line of putt without any consideration for his opponent's next shot.

Some Internet users saw it as a deliberate desire to mark a form of disapproval regarding the likely future departure of the winner of The Open from LIV Golf after the Playoffs. Very angry with him after an aborted birdie attempt, Scottie Scheffler obviously did not act for lack of fair play, it is not at all the type of Texan and there is no reason to doubt it .

Note that in an interview on Skysports, Cam Smith half-heartedly confirmed his departure for the dissident circuit by replying to Nick Dougherty that he was ready to take the hits (“ready to cop the heat”) that we can be translated as "ready to face criticism.

Cameron Smith was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. he grew up there in the footsteps of his father, a golf player, Des Smith. He became a golf professional in 2013 and declared that his goal was to be the best player in the world2.

He has been coached by Grant Field since 2013 who is paid $90 an hour, just as humble as Smith. He first joined the PGA Tour of Australasia circuit and the Asian circuit "Asian Tour", and revealed himself by winning a fourth place at the 2015 American Open during which he made an eagle on the 18th on the 72nd hole with two strokes.

of the winner Jordan Spieth. This performance then allows him to integrate full-time on the "PGA Tour" circuit from the year 2016. He won on July 17, 2022 at the British Open by winning the Old Course record (-20) held by Tiger Woods since 20001.

This year 2022 he achieved many leading performances with a victory at the Players Championship (considered the fifth major of the season) and a third place at the Augusta1 Masters. This series of performance allows him to reach second place in the world on July 18, 2022 behind the American Scottie Scheffler.

Although he was four strokes behind leader Rory McIlroy on the last day, Smith won with a one stroke lead over Cameron Young. The last Australian to win the British Open was Greg Norman twenty-eight years ago.