Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

PGA

Cameron Smith withdraws from WGC-Match Play, needs ‘little break’

Cameron Smith withdraws from WGC-Match Play, needs ‘little break’

After wrapping up a victory at The Players Championship on Monday, Australia’s Cameron Smith withdrew from next week’s WGC-Dell Match Play Championship at Austin, Texas, to get some much-needed downtime.

“We had a long extended week at The Players and I just needed a little break,” Smith said in a statement Wednesday. “I’m enjoying my last week with Mum and my sister Mel prior to them departing home for Australia.”

Smith’s mother and sister came to the U.S. to see him for the first time in more than two years due to Australia’s COVID-19 travel restrictions. They made it just in time to see Smith earn the fifth and biggest Tour victory of his career. Smith’s final-round 66 at the famed TPC Sawgrass course included 10 birdies as he won by one shot over Anirban Lahiri of India.

The tournament, considered by many golf’s unofficial fifth major, was delayed by heavy rain, leading to a Monday finish.

Smith, 28, rose four spots to #6 in the Official World Golf Ranking after the victory, his highest ranking ever. Smith is expected to return at the Masters Tournament, April 7-10 at Augusta, Ga.

The WGC-Match Play is the only World Golf Championship event on the calendar this season. The WGC-HSBC Champions was canceled last October for COVID-19 reasons. The other two previous WGC events, at Mexico and Memphis, Tenn., were replaced with standard events in a PGA Tour schedule shakeup.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

PlayAction Podcast

SGPN | The Propcast | Week 4 NFL Player Props

NFL

Munaf Manji (@SportsNerd824) & Rod Villagomez (@rjvillagomez) of @TheSGPNetwork offer 5 player props each for Week 4.

SGPN | NFL Week 4 Afternoon Games & SNF Betting Preview
SGPN | NFL Week 4 Afternoon Games & SNF Betting Preview

NFL

The @SGPNNFL Pod covers the Week 4 late games as @SportsNerd824 & @ReichelRadio break down all four, including Tampa Bay & Kansas City.

SGPN | NFL Week 4 Picks
SGPN | NFL Week 4 Picks

NFL

The @GamblingPodcast guys pick every week 4 NFL game against the spread, including two locks, a ML dog and a three-team teaser

JetNation | Zach to Return vs Steelers
JetNation | Zach to Return vs Steelers

NFL

This week, @JetNation hosts Dylan Tereman & Glenn Naughton break down the Bengals loss, the return of QB Zach Wilson & the Steelers game.

SGPN | Diehard Eagles | Jaguars-Eagles Predictions
SGPN | Diehard Eagles | Jaguars-Eagles Predictions

NFL

The @DiehardEagles52 guys talk Philly's win over Wentz & WAS, Hurts' domination, rising expectations, 2nd half struggles,& picks vs JAX

Inside Pack Sports Live | NC State-Clemson Preview
Inside Pack Sports Live | NC State-Clemson Preview

NCAAF

The @InsidePackSport staff looks at tonight's NC State-Clemson showdown, matchups on both sides of the ball, key players & much more!

Buckeye Huddle | Is Michigan Football On Upset Alert & More
Buckeye Huddle | Is Michigan Football On Upset Alert & More

NCAAF

Tony Gerdeman of @BuckeyeHuddle joins host Tom Orr to break down Michigan-Iowa and the rest of this week’s biggest college football games.

SGPN | College Football Experience | Navy-Air Force Preview
SGPN | College Football Experience | Navy-Air Force Preview

NCAAF

SGPN's @TCEonSGPN previews Navy & Air Force. @TheColbyD is joined by AFA specialist @Falcon8fan of @HistoryFalcon to break it down.

SGPN | College Football Experience | Washington-UCLA Preview
SGPN | College Football Experience | Washington-UCLA Preview

NCAAF

SGPN's @TCEonSGPN previews Friday's Washington-UCLA game. @TheColbyD & @Scott_Bowser discuss whether Chip Kelly and UCLA will move to 5-0.