Cameron Smith is hopeful his enhanced pulling energy can safe a LIV Golf occasion for his native Queensland.
The world No.3 and Open winner will intention for a 3rd Australian PGA Championship this weekend on the occasion’s new Brisbane residence at Royal Queensland.
Smith returns for the primary time in three years as a power within the sport due to a season that included a controversial defection to the Saudi-backed insurgent tour that is still at loggerheads with the PGA.
The 29-year-old’s fame has not been hit although, with Brisbane-born Smith on Tuesday changing into the 52nd individual, and first golfer, to obtain the keys to town.
“Not in my wildest desires did I ever assume I would get the keys to town,” Smith mentioned.
“I assumed it was for essential individuals.”
LIV Golf will enter the Australian market in Adelaide subsequent 12 months, the South Australian authorities’s assist a key issue after preliminary curiosity in quite a few southeast Queensland venues.
Brisbane internet hosting the PGA Championship, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and appearing as a pathway to the PGA Tour, is one other barrier to the state internet hosting a LIV Golf occasion.
However in Smith the LIV Tour has the last word Brisbane pin-up boy, whereas chief government Greg Norman is one other iconic Queenslander on the desk.
“If I had my means I would love an occasion right here in Queensland,” Smith mentioned.
“If it is anyplace in Australia in the intervening time it’ll be nicely acquired … the welcoming of LIV Golf in Australia has been actually constructive.
“I am unable to look ahead to Adelaide, however hopefully sooner or later we will get one in Queensland someplace.”
Good mate and fellow LIV Tour convert Marc Leishman, who can even tee off at Royal Queensland this week, agreed.
“It does positively have the vibe and I am hoping it’ll transfer round Australia ultimately,” Leishman instructed the 9 Community.
“It will be wonderful in Adelaide, they’re a bit of bit starved of golf in the intervening time.
“I see tickets are promoting in a short time; I am excited as a result of it is fairly near Warrnambool the place I grew up.”