Cameron Smith has added his voice to growing criticism of the world ranking points awarded to Australian tournaments, declaring the impact on emerging players could be detrimental to their careers.
The world No.3 has all but given up hope of ever rising to the No.1 ranking given the only events he can earn points are at majors and the two current events in Australia after his move to LIV Golf.
Smith was given just 10 ranking points for his win at Royal Queensland compared with the 45 world No.1 Rory McIlroy was given for his most recent win, the PGA tour’s CJ Cup.
This week’s Australian Open, with a field similar to last week’s PGA, also has just 10 points on offer to the winner, and the ongoing issues are hitting players who need them the most as they are crucial to earn playing status and event entry.
Smith’s fellow Australian pro David Micheluzzi hit out at his points haul…