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Cameron Smith shapes up for a big year in the US

Feb 5, 2019

Cameron Smith continued his terrific US form with another great result on the main PGA Tour. Only two Australian’s teed up in the Phoenix Open and again Smith showed he’s made of the right stuff. His T15 finish was his fifth Top-25 result in six starts this season – impressive form from the young gun. Meanwhile Aaron Baddeley (a past winner at the event) failed to make the Cut after an ordinary 6-over for his second round.
All the top players are sure to return to the action this week for the popular AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California.
Little known Aussie Rhein Gibson continued his solid form on the web.com Tour, finishing inside the Top 10 (T8) with four sub-par rounds. Brett Drewitt (T42) and Jamie Arnold (78) made the weekend play, however Stuart Appleby continues to struggle on the secondary Tour, failing to make the cut. A 50th birthday can’t come quick enough for a veteran playing on a traditional youngster’s tour!
The Latinoamerica Tour continued qualifying rounds with no Australia participating while all other tours had the week off.


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of January 28, 2019
The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.

PGA Tour     
Waste Management Phoenix Open
TPC Scottsdale (Stadium), Scottsdale, Arizona
Purse: $7,100,000 ($1,278,000 to winner)

Next Tournament: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
(Pebble Beach, California, February 7-10)

             Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Aaron Baddeley

MC (+4)

--

77

In his 17th consecutive start at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, struggled with a second-round, 6-over 77 en route to missing the cut for the seventh time. The 2007 champion has missed the cut in three of his last four starts in Phoenix.

Greg Chalmers

DNP

 

--

 

Cameron Davis

DNP

 

105

 

Jason Day

DNP

 

30

 

Matt Jones

DNP

 

124

 

Marc Leishman

DNP

 

4

 

Curtis Luck

DNP

 

205

 

Geoff Ogilvy

DNP

 

--

 

Rod Pampling

DNP

 

194

 

Adam Scott

DNP

 

19

 

John Senden

DNP

 

202

 

Cameron Smith

T15 (-9)

$113,600

39

Recorded his fifth top-25 finish in his sixth start of the 2018-19 season. Has improved his finish in each of his last four starts at TPC Scottsdale, beginning with a missed cut in 2016 and most recently finishing T15.

PGA Champions Tour
No tournament this week

Next Tournament: Oasis Championship
(Boca Raton, Florida, February 8-10)

PGA web.com Tour
Country Club de Bogota Championship
Country club de Bogota-Lagos, Bogota, Colombia
Purse: $700,000 ($126,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Panama Championship
(Panama City, Panama, February 7-10

Player

Result

Earnings

Notes

Stuart Appleby

MC (+2)

--

Has missed the cut in both of his starts in 2019.

Jamie Arnold

78 (+5)

$1,568

Struggled with a final-round, 7-over 78. In his third appearance at the Country Club de Bogota Championship, made the cut for the first time after failing to advance to the weekend in 2017 and 2018.

Brett Coletta

DNP

--

 

Brett Drewitt

T42 (-4)

$2,362

In his fourth consecutive start at this event, improved his made-cut streak to four, having finished no worse than T59 in Bogota.

Rhein Gibson

T8 (-10)

$20,300

Earned his best finish on the Web.com Tour since a third- place finish at the 2018 Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club. Recorded four under-par scores for the first time here in his fourth appearance.

Cameron Percy

DNP

--

 

PGA Mackenzie (Canada) Tour
No tournament this week

Next Tournament: Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Q-School-Central
(San Antonio, Texas, February 26-March 1)

PTLA Qualifying Tournament-Brazil
Olympic GC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Next tournament: PTLA Qualifying Tournament-Argentina
Canuelas Golf Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina

PGA China Tour                                           
No tournament this week

Next Tournament: First Global Qualifying Tournament
(Guangzhou, China, February 19-22)