It was an exciting weekend in the golf events around the world. Let us dive into what happened in The Player Championship. Also, we are going to take a look at the schedule for the upcoming competition. Here is our CDB Highlights #18.
If the highlight of Cameron Smith’s 2022 was the fact that he was the first PGA Tour golfer to shoot 34-under par in a win at the Sentry Tournament of Champions earlier this year, that would’ve been a fine benchmark for the Australian.
But after a marathon Monday session that included the end of the third round and the entire final round after a week of messy weather, Smith prevailed at The Players Championship in his adopted hometown of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and took home the winner’s share of the largest purse in PGA Tour history–$3.6 million for Smith, eclipsing the previous record of $2.7 million won by Justin Thomas in this event a year ago.
Paul Casey rounded out the top three with a -11 for the tournament. Kevin Kisner was fourth, and Keegan Bradley placed fifth.
The victory moved the Australian to number 6 in the world rankings.