PONTE VEDRA BEACH - Cameron Smith won The 2022 PLAYERS Championship, earning his fifth PGA Tour title and second win of the season as the PLAYERS became the first PGA TOUR event with an unscheduled Monday finish since the 2021 FedEx St. Jude Championship.
Smith became the third consecutive winner of the event to enter the week in the Top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking and 13th since the inception of the official rankings in 1986.
Smith also became the fifth Australian to win The PLAYERS, joining Steve Elkington (1991, 1997), Greg Norman (1994), Adam Scott (2004) and Jason Day (2016).
Smith moved from No. 10 to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings, the highest position of his career. He’s led the field in SG: Putting in all three of his individual titles on the Tour (2020 Sony Open in Hawaii, 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions, and this, the 2022 PLAYERS Championship).
PLAYERS | Final Leaderboard
Cameron Smith 69-71-69-66—275 (-13)
Anirban Lahiri 67-73-67-69—276 (-12)
Paul Casey 70-69-69-69—277 (-11)
Kevin Kisner 68-74-68-68—278 (-10)
Keegan Bradley 72-71-68-68—279 (-9)
Final Leaderboard: (link)
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This Week: Valspar Championship
First Look at The Valspar ((PGATourCom))
Valspar Preview (Action Network)
What They’re Saying:
The Toughness of Cameron Smith (PGATourCom)
Smith Wins Wild PLAYERS (Golf Week/USA Today)
Berger’s Big Drop Dispute (Golf Week/USA Today)
Kisner Replaced Ailing Caddie (Golf Channel)
Loss of Father Hits Grace (PGATourCom)
Golf Industry and Sporting Goods News:
Winner’s Bag: What Was In Smith’s Golf Bag? (PGATourCom)
How Much Money was Won at The PLAYERS? (Golf Week/USA Today)
Stenson Named European Ryder Cup Captain (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 15, 2015 - Jordan Spieth won his second PGA Tour title when he holed a 28-foot putt on the third playoff hole to win the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbot, Florida. Spieth’s birdie on the par 3 17th at the famed Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook resort came after Sean O’Hair and Patrick Reed missed their marks with their second shots, with Reed’s bunker shot coming within four feet of the hole. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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