Cameron Smith’s reported defection to LIV Golf has been called an “enormous victory” for the rebel tour.
The golf world has reacted with shock to a UK Telegraph report that the Australian will link up with the breakaway competition in a AUD$140 million deal.
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While already boasting big names including Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, Smith’s signing is significant because he is one of the game’s best and brightest prospects.
The 28-year-old, who won The Open Championship last month, was expected to front the media at the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs on Wednesday (AEST) as many digested the news on social media.