Queenslander golfer Cameron Smith claims maiden US PGA Tour victory

Australia’s Cameron Smith and his Swedish teammate Jonas Blixt have taken out the Zurich Classic, after being forced to wait it out to play their sudden death play-off.

Smith and Blixt finished the final round tied with American duo Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown on Sunday but had to wait until the following morning due to fading light following a series of rain delays.

Both teams finished four rounds at 27-under par at the par-72.


After three play-off holes without a result, Smith stepped up on the par-5 18th and pitched his third shot to within three feet, sinking the birdie putt for his first title and Blixt’s third.

Victory earned both Smith and Blixt $1.02 million each and they will be accredited with an official win, bringing a two-year exemption on tour as well as entry to the Players Championship and PGA Championship.

Smith’s win see’s him become the third Australian in the last 30 years to win a US PGA Tour event before the age of 24.

His long-time coach, Grant Field, believes the win will put him firmly on the path to major championship success.