Cameron Smith had a respectable opening round at TPC Southwind amid a wave of speculation he has joined the financially lucrative LIV Golf Series.
The world No.2 and Open Championship winner finished the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship at three-under to leave himself in the mix of the tour finale.
The Australian’s round was up and down, frustrated by bogies on the turn, but it was highlighted by a magnificent eagle at 13, where the 28-year-old hole out from 156 yards.
While Smith would have been relieved walking off the course in Memphis following a tumultuous month since winning at St Andrews, his compatriot Jason Day enjoyed a day out for other reasons.
The 2015 PGA Championship winner, who has struggled…