Winner’s Circle: Cameron Smith Claims Victory at Sentry Tournament of Champions

Cameron Smith Wins Sentry Tournament of Champions 2022
Cameron Smith poses with the trophy after winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua GC on Jan 9, 2022 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins via Getty Images)

On Sunday at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, Cameron Smith claimed a one-shot victory over world No. 1 Jon Rahm at the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions.

The 28-year-old Aussie was a wire-to-wire winner, bookending a pair of 65s between two rounds of 64 to set a PGA Tour record score of 34-under par.

With his fourth career PGA Tour win, Smith earned $1,476,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points. He will move to No. 10 in the world rankings – the first time he’s cracked the top 10.


PRO-FILE

Cameron Smith

Nationality: Australian
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 175 lb
Birthdate: Aug. 18, 1993 (age 28)
Native: Brisbane, Queensland, Aus.
Residence: Jacksonville, FL
Turned Pro: 2013
PGA Tour Rookie: 2016
Best World Rank: 10 (Jan 2022)


Top-5 Finishers

Cameron Smith Wins Sentry Tournament of Champions 2022
Jon Rahm and Cameron Smith on the first tee box during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua GC on Jan 9, 2022 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Cameron Smith -34 (-8)
2. Jon Rahm -33 (-7)
3. Matt Jones -32 (-12)
4. Patrick Cantlay -26 (-6)
5. Collin Morikawa -25 (-11)
5. Justin Thomas -25 (-8)
5. Daniel Berger -25 (-4)

Payouts
Pos-(Money)
1. Cameron Smith ($1,476,000)
2. Jon Rahm ($810,000)
3. Matt Jones ($515,000)
4. Patrick Cantlay ($400,000)
5. Collin Morikawa ($286,000)
5. Justin Thomas ($286,000)
5. Daniel Berger ($286,000)


Cameron Smith’s Winning Numbers

Cameron Smith Wins Sentry Tournament of Champions 2022
Cameron Smith plays his shot on the 17th tee during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua GC on Jan 9, 2022 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images)

Driving: 302.6 yards (4th)
Fairways: 75%, 45/60 (14th)
Greens: 86.1%, 62/72 (5th)
Putts/GIR: 1.548 (2nd)
SG-Off Tee: 3.996 (1st)
SG-Approach Green: 2.718 (7th)
SG-Around Green: 1.690 (1st)
SG-Putting: 6.464 (1st)
SG-Tee to Green: 8.404 (3rd)
SG-Total: 14.868 (1st)
Scores: 3 Eagles, 31 Birdies, 35 Pars, 3 Bogeys


Smith’s 2022 PGA TOUR Season

Cameron Smith Wins Sentry Tournament of Champions 2022
Cameron Smith plays his shot from the 6th tee during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua GC on Jan 9, 2022 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images)

Starts: 4
Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 1 (Sentry TOC)
Additional Top 10s: 2
Money: $2,133,375 (3rd)
Points: 731 (3rd)
World Rank Before/After: 21/10


Smith’s Career Victories

PGA Tour: 4
2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions
2021 Zurich Classic
2020 Sony Open
2017 Zurich Classic
European: 2
2018 Australian PGA Championship
2017 Australian PGA Championship


WITB: Cameron Smith 2022

Cameron Smith Wins Sentry Tournament of Champions 2022
Cameron Smith prepares to putt on the 17th green during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua GC on Jan 9, 2022 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins via Getty Images)

Cameron Smith plays a full bag of Titleist gear, including a Titleist TSi3 driver and Titleist Pro V1x balls.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10°)
3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15°)
7-wood: Titleist TS2 (18°)
Long Iron: Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi (3)
Irons: Titleist T100 Black (4-9)
Pitch: Vokey SM9 (46°)
Gap : Vokey SM9 (50°)
Sand: Vokey SM9 (56˚)
Lob: Vokey WedgeWorks (60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M Prototype
<Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Hat: Titleist
Apparel: Penguin
Shoes: FootJoy


3 Questions: Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith Wins Sentry Tournament of Champions 2022
Cameron Smith plays his shot on the 9th hole during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua GC on Jan 9, 2022 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images)

Q. I know it was a big week. You obviously got the win and the boys were up there in the club tent. What does it say about you getting into the world top-10 and the future of Australian golf with you sort of leading the way now?

CAMERON SMITH: Yeah, it’s nice to knock that one off. It was one of my goals, I guess, at the start of the year, it’s something that I’m going to have to reassess, I guess.

But Aussie golf is in great hands. There’s so many young guys coming through, especially through the amateur level as well that have just turned pro that I’m sure will make it out here one day and keep holding the Aussie flag up high.

Q. I know you weren’t expected to get into the top-10 as quickly as you have, obviously, and you’ll have to reassess as you said, but, I mean, is No. 1 still a clear goal for you? Is that something you would like to aspire to?

SMITH: Yeah, I think so. There’s obviously a long way to go to get there. There’s still a few things in my game that I would like to make better and for sure I definitely want to get there, but how long it’s going to take, I’m not sure. I’m not thinking it’s going to take as short a time as it did to get into the top-10 this year.

Q. Clearly you feel like you’re not at your ceiling. You’ve got a lot to go. You’re still in your 20s and plenty of good golf to come?

SMITH: Yeah, I feel like, I just feel like I just need to keep improving, not worry about the other stuff, just worry about what I’m doing, worry about the amount of work I’m doing at home and just trying to keep making myself a better golfer.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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