Lives Jacksonville, Florida
Won 2017 Zurich Classic with partner Jonas Blixt, and the Australian PGA Championship in 2017 and 2018.
First time I went to Q school, I missed my tee-time and got DQ’d. I played in Asia and Australia instead. The experience was invaluable.
My eagle on the final hole of the 2015 US Open to finish T-4 was a turning point in my career. To do it under pressure was incredible.
– with E. Michael Johnson
‘Golf can be so brittle to your psyche,
but I’m a resilient guy.’
Specs Titleist TS2, 9.5˚, 45 inches, UST Elements Platinum 6 shaft, D-3 swingweight
This driver went in the bag right away. It spins a little less for me but launches at the same angle as my previous driver. The flight apex is lower, but it’s carrying farther and giving me more roll after it lands.
Specs Titleist TS2, 15˚, UST Elements Platinum 8 shaft, D-3.75 swingweight
I’ve always struggled to find a 3-wood I could hit consistently. Last year at the Fort Worth Invitational, at Colonial Country Club, I shortened the shaft length by half an inch. Since then, I’ve become a lot more consistent with the 3-wood.
Specs Titleist 718 T-MB (3-iron), True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT X100 shaft; Titleist 718 AP2 (4-iron through 9-iron), True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx X100 shafts, Golf Pride Super Tack 58 round grips
The black shafts on my irons is a look I like. Sometimes I’ll carry a T-MB 2-iron, but that’s mostly for courses in Australia and the United Kingdom where I can get some run.
Specs Titleist Vokey SM7 (46˚, 52˚, 56˚, 60˚), True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx X100 shaft in 46˚, KBS Tour in 52˚, 56˚, 60˚
I alternate between a pair of 60-degree wedges with two grinds, one with more heel grind for versatility. The names of my three dogs are stamped on my three highest-lofted wedges. Two of my dogs live in Australia with my mum. The other’s in Florida with me.
Specs Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura T5W, 35 inches, 3.5˚ loft
I’m always trying new putters. I used another Cameron from 2017, and it somehow made it all the way to last August. But then I lost my distance control and feel, so I went with this putter. It has a heavier head, and that felt good to me. But I can’t see it staying in the bag very long.
▶ Some people mistake me for the Australian rugby league legend Cameron Smith, just on the name. I met him when I was younger and again last year. We threw the ball around. That was awesome.
▶ I mark my ball with this dollar coin that commemorates the 100-year anniversary of Australia’s involvement in World War I. It honours the service and sacrifice of those who served.
▶ I’m already onto the new Titleist Pro V1x. I’ve played the V1x since I was 15 years old. I’ll switch balls when I make a birdie. I once made nine and nearly ran out of balls.