Cameron Smith

The clubs Cameron Smith used to win the 2022 Players Championship

Cameron Smith wins the Players Championship with big putts, gutsy shot on famed 17th

Through 13 holes in the final round at the Players Championship on Monday, Smith had only one par. With a 2-stroke lead on the par-3 17th hole and staring at an island green

Only after the 28-year-old Australian capped a long week with the biggest win of his career did he lose control of his emotions

This was more about family than his $3.6 million prize, his three-year exemption to the majors and his five-year exemption on the PGA Tour.

It was quite the joy ride, a dynamic conclusion to the longest week at the Players Championship filled with five days of bad weather 

Smith’s putting and iron game worked well most of the week, with the Aussie ranking sixth in strokes gained/approach-the-green,