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LIV Golf’s $100 million man Cameron Smith wins his first tournament of the Saudi-backed Tour as he takes triple victory in Chicago – before calling to decide if rebels will ‘soon’ get world rankings
- world no. 3 Cameron Smith triumphed in Chicago at LIV Golf Invitational
- It was only his second event in the Saudi-backed series, taking a three-shot victory
- LIV Golf Tour Members Still Don’t Know If They Will Get World Ranking Points
Cameron Smith, who claimed his first LIV Gulf win on Sunday, said a decision should be made soon as to whether he and other participants in the Saudi Arabia-backed series will gain points in the world rankings.
LIV Golf, which held its fifth event in Chicago this week, applied in July for recognition in the world golf rankings – which play a key role in the decision to compete in golf’s four majors – and their dossier is yet to be finalized. always assessed.
Smith was one of 12 great champions this week in the 48-player LIV Golf field at Rich Harvest Farms, where he took a three-shot victory.
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“I suppose there’s a lot at stake with the ranking points, getting majors, that sort of thing,” Smith, whose victory at the British Open in July earned him exemption from the four majors for at least the next five years. golf.
‘I think there should be (a solution) pretty soon. The field here is strong enough and deep enough to justify that, and hopefully it will be soon.”
LIV Golf has lured players away from the PGA Tour with staggering sums of money, but the financial windfall could come with a prize for those who still want to compete in the Masters, PGA Championship, US Open and British Open.
The world’s number three called for a decision on the points in the world ranking after his victory
The majors organizers haven’t changed their qualifying rules, but Smith, who made $4 million for his LIV Golf win and is third in the world, could one day look on the outside as he can’t run out of money for a while. earn points in the world ranking.
Smith won two of the biggest events on the PGA Tour schedule in 2022, after triumphing at the Players Championship and British Open, and the Australian admitted he felt pressure to perform early in his LIV golf career.
“I feel like I had to prove to myself and probably more to other people that just because I’ve changed tours doesn’t mean I’m a worse player for it,” Smith said.
“I’m still here to win. That’s what we’re all for. Hopefully we can keep this up.’