Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman’s defection to LIV Golf continues to be debated but a former pro believes it could all be part of a grand plan to help save Australian golf.
The Aussie stars are among the latest raft of players to have joined the controversial Saudi-backed tour with world No.2 Smith reported to have been paid $A140 million to sign on and Leishman as much as $A30m.
The capture of Smith is a huge coup for the Greg Norman-led rebel tour and while the 29-year-old is facing inevitable backlash over the decision, ex-Aussie tour star Paul Gow believes it is about much more than money for he and Leishman.
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“I think (in terms of the criticism) it’s the play on for him. I think it will be water off a duck’s back,” Gow said on the Big Sports…