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Cameron Smith’s $6 million reason to leave PGA Tour, score, results, leaderboard, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Max Homa, video, highlights

For those questioning why Cameron Smith joined the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, he provided $AU6 million worth of reasons on Monday AEST.

By winning at Rich Harvest Farms in Chicago, he earned his biggest payday for his golf swing of the year – better than the $AU5.3m he earned by taking out The Players and $AU3.7m at The Open.

The prizemoney he has now won from his opening two LIV tournaments ($AU7,473,592) makes a mockery of the $AU15,070,783 he made from 18 PGA Tour events last season.

But the other compelling reason, forgetting the $AU140m joining fee for a moment, is the list of the top 10 from the two competing golf tournaments that wrapped up over the weekend.

While a number of the PGA’s best were cooling their heels ahead of this week’s Presidents Cup and others like Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm skipped the tournament in California, there was a who’s who of golf in…

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