World No. 3 Cameron Smith leads three to Sunday in LIV Chicago


Cameron Smith made his LIV Golf debut in Boston a few weeks ago, eventually finishing fourth. He is 18 holes away from winning his first event at the Saudi Arabia-backed track just outside of Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms.

The Australian’s lone bogey of the day came on the 11th par-5, but five birdies across the rest of his card saw him sign for a second round 4-under 68 after opening the event with a 66. He is 10 under and leads by three.

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Smith’s last worldwide win came at the 150th Open Championship.

LIV Chicago: standings

Three shots behind him is Dustin Johnson, who stumbled to a 2-over 74 after shooting a 9-under 63 in the first round on Friday. A bogey at number 3 and a double at number 4 put him behind the eighth ball and he didn’t do enough to make up for the lost shots.

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If Johnson comes from behind to win on Sunday, he will be the first multiple winner of the LIV Golf Series.

Peter Uihlein is tied with Johnson at 7 under, while Laurie Canter and Charl Schwartzel are in fourth at 6 under.

If you go to the event in the Windy City on Sunday and want to give something back, LIV will donate $1000 to charity for every fan who receives Smith’s mullet haircut.

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On the team side, the 4 Aces lead GC Punch by one shot, while Smash GC lurks two shots back.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek


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