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Smith Surprises to Win Sawgrass

March 15, 2022 Smith Surprises to Win Sawgrass

By: Marissa Kasch

Cameron Smith (-13) Fires Ten Birdies in Final Round to Win The Players Championship

A rally for the record books! Australian Cameron Smith came from behind to storm the leaderboard and nab his fifth career PGA Tour win Monday at The Players Championship. Smith carded ten birdies for final-round for a 6-under (66) that vaulted him past the golfers who led for much of the weekend, including Anirban Lahiri (-12). Smith defied the odds at a course that wasn’t expected to suit his game, and he still overcame a stretch of three straight bogeys on Monday. He hit less than half of his fairways over the tournament, yet he came out on top. His early success in 2022 has moved him to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings and sixth overall in the World Golf Rankings.

 

Final Leaderboard

C. Smith (-13)

A. Lahiri (-12)

P. Casey (-11)

K. Kisner (-10)

K. Bradley (-9)

 

Other Notable Scorecards: H. Varner III (-8), V. Hovland (-7), D. Johnson (-7), P. Reed (-4), J. Thomas (-3), R. McIlroy (-3)

 

Watch: Final Round Highlights

 

Additional Storylines

Yahoo!: Cameron Smith Produces Wild Last Round to Win The Players

PGA: Viktor Hovland Makes Hole-in-One on Hole 8 at TPC Sawgrass

Golf Channel: Dustin Johnson Caps Record-Setting Final Round 63 With Hole-Out Eagle

 

Photo: Logan Bowles / Getty Images