Open winner Cameron Smith has stayed silent on reports he will jump from the PGA Tour to the LIV Golf Series.
The world No 2 spoke on other topics in Memphis at the St Jude Championship, the opening FedEx Cup playoff event that tees off on Thursday at TPC Southwind.
But asked about reports that fellow Aussie Cameron Percy had said both Smith and Australian Marc Leishman were making the move, Smith kept his focus on the playoff chase.
“My goal here is to win the FedExCup playoffs. That’s all I’m here for,” Smith said. “If there’s something I need to say regarding the PGA Tour or LIV, it will come from Cameron Smith, not Cameron Percy.
“I’m a man of my word and whenever you guys need to know anything, it’ll be said by me.”
Another report that Smith had already signed his deal with LIV drew more talk about something else.
“I have no comment to that,” Smith said. “Like I said, I’m here to play the FedEx Cup playoffs. That has been my focus the last week and a half, that’s what I’m here to do.”
Smith said he intends to play in next month’s Presidents Cup, when a group of non-European Internationals will face the United States at Quail Hollow in a PGA Tour-organised event.
“Absolutely, yeah. That’s something that we’ve been looking forward to for the last three years,” Smith said. “We missed a year because of Covid and that’s something that I look forward to being a part of.”
That event comes after LIV Golf events in Boston and Chicago next month, events Smith couldn’t play without being banned by the PGA and unable to compete in the team event.
“I’m here to win the FedEx Cup playoffs,” Smith repeated when asked if playing for the Internationals meant he wasn’t playing those LIV events. “That’s my priority.”
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