An early ace, rules drama, another rain shower and compelling golf all made the Monday finish at the 2022 Players Championship well worth the wait.
A field of the PGA Tour’s best finally put to bed a wild, weather-filled week at the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where Cameron Smith claimed the Tour’s flagship event at 13-under.
After finishing his third round in the morning, the 28-year-old shot a 6-under 66 in the final round to hold off Paul Casey and 54-hole leader Anirban Lahiri, Kevin Kisner and Keegan Bradley. For his efforts, Smith will take home the $20 million event’s top-prize of $3.6 million.
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The win is Smith’s fifth on Tour and second of the year following his victory at January’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. The Aussie also has two DP World Tour titles under his belt with the 2017 and 2018 Australian PGA Championships.