Cameron Smith – file photo
Cameron Smith has quickly put behind him the disappointment of narrowly missing a medal at last week’s Olympics by adding a second round of 62 at the World Golf Championship FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis.
The 8 under par effort swept him from 13th overnight to a share of second place with Abraham Ancer and two behind the leader, Harrison English.
Smith’s putting today was sublime, recording just 18 putts and he was delighted to have produced such an amazing stat.
“Yeah, it’s a pretty cool little title I guess to have next to your name. Like I said, I was actually hitting really nice golf shots as well that ended up just going off the green and made a few of them, and had a chip-in there for par on 4, which kept the round going. Yeah, was seeing the putts really good today.
“I think the last couple of months has been really nice. Probably haven’t had the results that I wished for. After the win at Zurich, I felt like I’ve continued to play really nice golf and really haven’t got the most out of my game, so a day like today I think was probably a little bit overdue, but it’s nice to know it’s still in me.”
The leader, English is a previous winner at the TPC Southwind having won the Fed Ex St Jude Classic in 2013. He was a winner just two events ago on the PGA Tour when winning the Travelers Championship in Hartford.
Marc Leishman was unable to follow up his opening round of 65 with anything of note and after his round of 71 today he finds himself in 25th place and nine shots from the lead.
Brad Kennedy is the next best of the Australians in 30th place along with Matt Jones.