Cameron Smith out of BMW Championship with LIV Golf defection looming

Cameron Smith out of BMW Championship with LIV Golf defection looming

Cameron Smith’s PGA Tour playoffs simply maintain getting stranger.

Smith, at present third within the FedEx Cup standings, will skip the BMW Championship in Delaware this week as a consequence of a hip harm, in line with his agent, Bud Martin.

“He has been coping with some on and off hip discomfort for a number of months and thought it greatest he relaxation this week in his pursuit of the FedEx Cup,” Martin stated within the assertion.

Given his lofty place within the standings, Smith’s place within the high 30 and a spot in subsequent week’s PGA Tour Championship are all however assured. Nonetheless, the timing does seem doubtful.

Smith is rumored to be becoming a member of LIV Golf for $100 million after this season. The British Open champ awkwardly dodged questions on the subject earlier than final week’s St. Jude Traditional.

Cameron Smith on the FedEx St. Jude’s Championship on Aug. 14, 2022.Getty Photographs

Cameron Smith on the FedEx St. Jude’s Championship on Aug. 14, 2022.Getty Photographs

Smith stated he was a “man of his phrase” and would make a press release on the subject if and when one was warranted. Smith ended up tied for thirteenth in Memphis, regardless of a two-stroke penalty for an improper ball placement in Saturday’s third spherical.

“It’s simply their job, mate, that’s what they’re there to do,” Smith informed Sky Sports activities over coping with the press over LIV experiences. “They’re there to promote tales. I’m certain they’ve had a number of appears at it the previous couple of days.

“I’m able to cop some warmth. I perceive that’s what I stated, however like I stated I’m right here to win the FedEx Cup playoffs that’s my No. 1 objective and no matter occurs after that can come from me.”

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