Cameron Smith a British Open champion and man for any course

by | Jul 18, 2022 | Sports

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Cameron Smith made eight birdies on the final day of the British Open. His 8-under 64 was the lowest closing round at St. Andrews by the champion golfer of the year. His name on the claret jug includes his score of 268, the best ever on the Old Course.What defined this tough-as-nails Australian in his greatest moment was a par.Smith already had done the hard part by running off five straight birdies to start the back nine Sunday, ending the amazing streak with a two-putt from 90 feet over a massive mound that fed to the hole on the par-5 14th, giving him a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy.That was the score when Smith was on the 17th hole. He was in the fairway some 65 feet from the pin with the notorious Road Hole bunker in the way. Smith used his magic touch with the putter to run it along with edge of the bunker onto the green and made the 10-footer for par.β€œHe had to be very decisive with that one, because if you’re wondering about if the play he’s making is correct, I think it’s a really hard one,” said Cameron Young, who played with Smith and finished one shot behind him. β€œI think it’s just another example of why he’s one of the very best,” Young added. “He made a really g …

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