Cameron Smith’s last LIV start was a seven-shot romp in New Jersey and last time he was in Chicago he hoisted his first trophy after making his shock move to the breakaway tour that could yet be scrapped for 2024.
Both elements bode well for the Australian star who, after two more LIV wins this season, has the chance to secure what could be the second and last season-long individual championship and a bonus payday in excess of $28m ($US18m).
It’s head-spinning stuff for most and even Smith, who signed a deal worth a reported $140m after being lured by Greg Norman to LIV, said it was hard not to think about.
With clouds still swirling over the future of the tour after financial backer, the Saudi government’s Public Investment Fund, made a deal with the PGA Tour, Smith could be LIV’s last individual champion too.
A decision from PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, who has the…