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I’ll show the PGA Tour’s best golfers ‘I’VE STILL GOT IT’ at the Majors says Cameron Smith

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LIV Golf newcomer Cameron Smith brushed off criticism aimed at him from the golfing elite saying he aims to ‘show he’s still got it’ when pitted against the likes of Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy at the Majors.

Six big name golfers joined the field for LIV Golf’s fourth event of the year, which includes world No. 2 and 2022 Open Champion Cameron Smith.

Smith becomes the highest-ranked player to compete in a LIV Golf event. The Australian is in rich form having won the 2022 Open Championship in July at St Andrews, the 150th playing of golf’s oldest major.

The bookies made Smith the 5/1 outright favourite to take the title at Boston, with the powerful American Dustin Johnson behind him on 6/1.

Reporters in Boston asked the world number-two whether the competition out on the LIV Golf Tour will be a little different without the likes of Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler and whether that weighed on his mind making the move to LIV.

Cameron Smith responded to reporters saying: “Perhaps a little bit. But like I said, I think this is the future of golf. I think it needs to change. Particularly as our golf fans become younger, I think we need to do something to make it exciting for them. I think it's the right move for sure.

“I think not having those top guys is a little bit of a shame, but hopefully I can see them four times a year and be able to compete against them and show them I've still got it.”

When asked more about the criticism faced so far the Australian said: “You know, I think there has been a lot of stuff up in the air over the past month or so but you know, for me personally, I'm here to play the best golf I can. Now I'm not only playing for myself; I'm playing for three of my mates, the other team members.

“You know, I'm just really excited to be here. This is a new kind of chapter in my life. I think this is the future of golf. I love how it is out here. It's a little bit more laid back on the range, the music playing. I love that stuff. I play with music at home and yeah, I just can't wait to be a part of this.”