In a shocking turn of events, Cameron Smith wins the 2022 British Open.
“I feel like I can breathe,” Smith said. “These last four or five holes aren’t easy around here, especially with the wind up off the left. Just stuck to what I was doing. Just really proud of how I kind of knuckled down today and managed to get it done.
“To win an Open Championship in itself is probably going to be a golfer’s highlight in their career. To do it around St Andrews, I think is just unbelievable.
“This place is so cool. I love the golf course. I love the town.”
Smith finished with an 8-under-par 64 to shoot 20-under 268, which broke Tiger Woods’ record low score in relationship to par in an Open at St. Andrews by one stroke.
Smith is the only player to shoot 4 rounds in the 60s in the same year (2020 Masters when he finished runner-up to Dustin Johnson). Smith, who also shot 64 in the second round, joined Jack Nicklaus (1978) as the only two to win The Players and the Open in the same year.
Cameron became the 5th Australian to win the Open. This young gun 28-year-old now has six PGA Tour titles and two Australian PGA Championships on the DP World Tour.