Fred Couples Takes a Hit at Cameron Smith’s LIV Golf Jump

PGA Tour veteran Fred Couples had already made a few swings at LIV Golf and its CEO, Greg Norman.

Now the 1992 Masters champion has seemingly responded to a quote from one of the last big defectors from the Saudi-backed LIV tour – 2022 British Open champion Cameron Smith.

The 29-year-old Australian has reportedly signed a deal worth over $100m to join LIV ahead of their Boston tournament this weekend.

“To all my friends I’ve missed birthdays and weddings……sorry I was busy earning a living on the @pgatour and in my job, the goal is to WIN the way you work weekends. ends”, the 62-year-old Couples wrote on Twitter. “And by weekend, I mean 72 holes. Sorry not sorry.

Smith told Golf Digest earlier this week that money “was definitely a factor in making this decision…but the most important thing for me is joining. [LIV’s] the calendar is really tempting.

“I will be able to spend more time at home in Australia and maybe organize an event there as well,” he added. “I’ve lived here for seven years now, and I love living in the United States, but just little things like missing friends’ weddings, birthday parties, and seeing your friends have a good time at league games rugby were difficult.”

Fred Couples did not hold back on his criticism of LIV Golf, its players or its CEO Greg Norman.
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    Cameron Smith of Australia during the pro-am ahead of the LIV Golf Invitational
Cameron Smith has agreed a nine-figure deal to join LIV Golf.
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Previously, couples had taken pictures of LIV saying “all these guys think they’re changing the game and to me it’s comedic, it’s really comedic. Having music on every tee and having people who drink beers and think it’s cool. I never thought the cast and crew that would do that would be the guys that would do it.

Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau were among the top PGA stars who had already jumped ship to join Norman – the two-time British Open champion – with LIV.

“I got a funny feeling, I know where it’s coming from [from] and it comes from their leader [Norman], that no one has loved in 25 years,” Couples said last month. “And that’s not mean, it’s just…it’s the truth.” He’s not a friend of mine, but he never would be because we don’t get along. But he organizes a tour that he finds incredible.

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