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Cameron Smith and Marc Leshman join LIV Golf, why did they do it, how much will they earn, Paul Gow

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…

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