Conquering the greens – and the green surrounds – this week at Pinehurst No.2 will be a huge part of surviving this US Open, let alone winning it.

From an Australian standpoint, few golfers in the world own a better short game than Cameron Smith. During his practice round ahead of the year’s third major, the Queenslander provided a six-minute insight into his approach to chipping and pitching to the “upturned saucepan”-style greens at the famed No.2 layout. Check out his fascinating discussion with Golf Channel’s Johnson Wagner:

That footage had a bit of everything – technique, wedge bounce, even a mis-hit and a jovial moustache comparison with Wagner.

We’re not saying Cam’s gonna win this week – we can’t say that… yet – but he has the right tools to figure out the maddening greens Pinehurst is known for.