Cameron Smith was one of the most unexpected and controversial names to join LIV. Today, LIV has many talented players like Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, who left the PGA. This led to a feud between the tours and many players suffered. Fans have criticized players leaving the PGA. However, the golfers were firm in their decision; hence, they started their new journey.

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Smith was one of them who suffered controversy for leaving the PGA. However, this controversy was shrouded in something unknown to us. But in the end, the Aussie golfer revealed his true feelings about joining the Saudi-backed tour. His frank comments will explain his ordeal during the new tour.

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Was Cameron Smith scared?

British Open champion Cameron Smith is finally back home in Queensland. Three long years on the road away from home have been hard on him. And his happiness after setting foot in Australia was proof of his excitement. However, the professional golfer spoke to 7NEWS reporter Pat Welsh after landing at Brisbane Airport. With a happy smile, he said he had “no regrets about his decision”.

According to the LIV defector, the decision was initially scary because so much controversy surrounded LIV. “No regrets, I love it” said the Australian golfer. When the Open Championship winner joined the Saudi-backed tour, he was at a pivotal point in his career. Therefore, to suddenly make such a massive career change was the epitome of bravery. With a big, satisfying smile on his face, the professional golfer said: “Making such a career change, especially at this stage of my career, was quite scary, but I love it now and it makes me smile.”

Sep 18, 2022; Chicago, IL, USA; Cameron Smith arrives at the driving range to warm up before the final round of the Chicago LIV Invitational Golf Tournament at Rich Harvest Farms. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau – USA TODAY Sports

Being part of the Greg Norman circuit was one of the many reasons to excite Smith. Coming home after years was a bonus for him. The first LIV event of 2023 will take place in Adelaide, and the Australian golfer is ready for it. However, he is excited to participate in the LIV Golf Tournament in his homeland. “I’m looking forward to not only playing in Australia, but also playing in front of my friends and family,” declared the winner of the Players Championship.

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Does Smith miss playing for the PGA?

Some of the best golfers in the world have joined Golf LIV; however, many still choose to remain loyal, such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. However, the long-running feud could not hamper the LIV and PGA players’ ties. According to Smith, he is still close to many golfers and they often hang out together.

The winner of the five PGA Tour tournaments said:I think most guys were happy for me. His friends on the PGA Tour wanted the best for the Aussie golfer. They supported him in his decision, Smith said.

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