$100 million announced for Cameron Smith

The Australian, recent winner of The Open, declined to comment on reports from The Telegraph, which says he will join the breakaway League in September.

World number two Cameron Smith has signed a more than $100 million deal to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational series, Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The Telegraph claims the British Open winner was playing at LIV’s event in Boston in September. Smith declined to comment as he prepares for the first event of the lucrative FedExCup playoffs in Memphis this week. “You know, my goal here is to win the FedExCup Playoffs”he told reporters.

At the end of the Wyndham Championship, his Australian compatriot Cameron Percy, responding to RSN Radio, revealed that his compatriots Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman had agreed to join the LIV. “They signed”he asserted.

“I’m only in Memphis for this, a rectified Cameron Smith. If there’s anything I need to say about the PGA Tour or the LIV, it’s coming from Cameron Smith, not Cameron Percy.” And to add: “I am a man of my word and whenever you need to know anything, I will be the one to say it.”

The LIV was unable to immediately comment on the information. The Telegraph clarified that Smith’s signing with the LIV would not have emerged until after the FedExCup qualifiers.

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