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Smith falls short in LIV Golf debut

Cameron Smith has fallen just short of victory in his maiden LIV Golf tournament but still banked over $A1 million for his efforts in Boston.

Australia’s world No.2, who became the highest-profile golfer to join Greg Norman’s Saudi-funded league last week, shared the lead with two holes to play but sent his tee shot into the bushes, with his first bogey of the round a costly one.

It meant Smith dropped out of contention for the three-way sudden-death play-off, which was won by Dustin Johnson who nailed a 35 foot eagle putt to seal the win.

The victory was the American’s first in 19 months, finishing ahead of two other LIV Golf debutants in Chile’s Joaquin Niemann and Indian Anirban Lahiri.

Smith’s final round of seven-under 63 saw him finish in a tie for fourth at 14 under alongside Englishman Lee Westwood, who carded a 62.

The Queenslander started with a bang in the…

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