Cameron Smith’s Player Triumph, Valspar Preview, Picks of the Week
Cameron Smith, after one of the weirdest golf weekends I can remember, won the Players Championship by a stroke over Anirban Lahiri. Despite finding the water on the 18th, Smith cut a spinny wedge from 54 yards at the strike range, forcing Lahiri to birdie. Lahiri’s birdie chip wasn’t meant to be, and Smith joined a long line of Aussies to win the PGA Tour’s biggest event.
The now sixth-ranked player in the game has put the golf world on notice and is sure to be one of the favorites in Augusta in less than a month.
He wasn’t the only one to gain a few fans on Monday though, as Lahiri was nothing short of class after failing. And, to take a small sting of the whole week, he earned over $2 million.
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That should do.
This week on the Twilight 9 Podcast, Andy Nesbitt and I recap the long week at The Players Championship. Andy was there for most of the week and recounts his favorite moments from the floor.
We then dive into a preview of the Valspar Championship, including some of our favorite picks of the week.
Andy fell in love with Cameron Smith: 0:36
The chaos of the wind on the 17th: 17:00
Berger fall incident: 27:25
Overview of Valspar: 39:00
Choice of the week: 45:00