Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

28-Year-Old Golfer
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2021–22 Fantasy Outlook
Smith has always had a load of talent, but until 2020-21 he hadn't put it all together. Smith had two wins on the PGA Tour entering 2020-21, but he never accomplished anything near what he did last season. In addition to a win at the Zurich Classic, Smith also posted two runner-up finishes and eight top-10s total. Smith should continue his ascent up the ranks of the PGA Tour, but he set the bar too high in 2020-21. As such, Smith will remain a solid second round option in draft leagues, but a poor salary cap selection this season. Read Past Outlooks
Misses cut at Waialae
January 17, 2022
Smith posted a two-day total of two-under at the Sony Open in Hawaii, missing the cut by three strokes.
ANALYSIS
After winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions last week, Smith was unable to keep the momentum going in Hawaii, as the 2020 Sony Open champion missed the cut with rounds of 67-71. Normally a reliable iron player and putter, he lost over five strokes in the two categories combined. Smith is not in the field for next week's The American Express.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Cameron Smith
Weekly Preview: The American Express
4 days ago
Greg Vara would like to see a little more from Patrick Cantlay, but he has seen enough to back him in at least one format this week.
Weekly Recap: Waialae Walk-Off
5 days ago
With a clutch shot on the first playoff hole that led to a kick-in eagle, Hideki Matsuyama picked up the win at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Golf Draft Kit: RotoWire Staff/Expert League Results
10 days ago
Jon Rahm was the most expensive player in the annual RotoWire staff golf league over Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa in a format that gives a guide for season-long leagues.
FanDuel PGA: Sony Open in Hawaii
10 days ago
Ryan Andrade reveals his top picks for this week's contests on FanDuel, and one of the golfers who makes the cut is Brendan Steele, who nearly won this event the last two times it was held.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Sony Open in Hawaii
10 days ago
Matt Jones made a major move last weekend, and according to Bryce Danielson, that's just one reason to include him in lineups for the latest contests on Yahoo.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Smith appears to have a lot of talent, but he's been unable to find much consistency in his five years on the PGA Tour. He did pick up his second career win this past season, but out side of that win, there wasn't much to get excited about. Still, the upside remains high and if he can find more consistency, like he did in 2018, he could be in for a big season. His cap number is fairly high though, so the only reason to take him in a salary cap format is if you believe that breakout is imminent.
Smith struggled out of the gate in his rookie in 2016, but he quickly turned it around the following season when he earned his first victory and over $2 million. He followed that up with an even better season in 2018 as he picked-up three 3rd-place finishes and over $3 million in earnings. It looked like he was trending upward heading into this past season, but something went wrong. Smith's production fell off dramatically this past season, but it's too early to panic. Smith is just 25 and he has loads of talent. He's a steal at this price in salary cap leagues and should be on a lot of roster this season.
Smith has had a bit of an odd journey to get to this point on the PGA Tour. He earned his card by playing well as a non-member in 2015, but his game left him the following season as a PGA Tour rookie. He found his game the following season when he earned over $2 million and expectations were high entering last season. He wasted no time living up to those expectations as he earned five top-6 finishes in his first 12 starts last season. Smith's game oddly left him though over a five-start stretch where he failed to make a single cut. He regained his form at the end of the season however as he picked-up consecutive 3rd-place finishes to start the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Smith should continue to improve this season and his price tag is in a decent spot for salary cap purposes.
Smith made the most of his limited status last year as he won the Zurich Classic in April, which secured his card for the upcoming season. The question with Smith, as with all younger golfers who win early is -will he get complacent or will he take his game to the next level. Early after his win, it looked like complacency was setting in, but he finished the season strong, which would indicate that he's ready to hit the ground running this season. The problem is, he set the bar pretty high last season and as such, he's not a great salary cap selection for the upcoming season.
The young Aussie took a step back in his second season on tour, but that's not uncommon. He did not have a top-10 in his 24 starts and finished 157th in points. It's entirely possible the 23-year-old contends for a playoff berth in 2016-17.
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Wins at Kapalua in historic fashion
January 9, 2022
Smith fired an eight-under 65 to hold off Jon Rahm by one shot and win the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Sunday.
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Top-5 at RSM Classic
November 23, 2021
Smith fired a six-under 64 on Sunday at the RSM Classic to finish 15-under and tied for fourth.
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T15 showing in Houston
November 14, 2021
Smith closed with a one-under 69 on Sunday at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open to finish in a share of 15th place.
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Posts four rounds in the 60s
October 17, 2021
Smith closed with a four-under 68 on Sunday at the CJ Cup to finish 20-under and tied for ninth.
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T34 at BMW Championship
August 31, 2021
Smith closed with a four-under 68 on Sunday at the BMW Championship to finish 11-under and tied for 34th.
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