Australian number one golfer Cameron Smith is aiming to gain enough world ranking points through his domestic tour and next year's majors to qualify for the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Cameron Smith, results
Despite having fallen to 18th place in the world rankings after joining LIV Golf, where players do not earn points in the world rankings, Smith, former world number two and 2022 British Open champion, is focused on maintaining the ranking of he.
Qualifying for the Olympics in Paris only allows the top 60 golfers to qualify, meaning Smith is competing against compatriots Jason Day and Adam Scott for a place on the Australian team. In his effort to consolidate his ranking, Smith successfully defended his title at the Australian PGA Championship at the Royal Queensland Golf Club and has a chance to pick up more points at the Australian Open in Sydney next week.
. "Yes, I definitely want to be there one hundred percent. I know the criteria, I don't know if they can change," said the player. "I have these couple of events and four more opportunities at the majors, so I hope I can maintain my ranking.
It would be very special to represent my country again," concluded Smith, who finished in 10th place at the Olympic Games. Tokyo. LIV's proposal to accumulate ranking points from its players was unanimously rejected by the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) last month.
While all four Grand Slams have allowed LIV players to participate, those who earned permits based on previous results could be left out in the future as they are not generating points in the world rankings. It is important to stay abreast of changes in regulations and the position of players in the world rankings to ensure participation in the highest category events.
Cameron Smith is an Australian professional golfer who currently plays in the LIV Golf League. He won the 2022 Open Championship and has won five other tournaments on the PGA Tour, including the 2022 Players Championship.