“I’m definitely going to find out how many beers fit in this thing”: Cameron Smith jokes that he’ll be drinking “20 Claret Jugs” after winning his first major at the 150th New Favorite Golfers
- Cameron Smith put on a stunning performance to win the 150th Open Championship
- The Australian scored a round of 64 on the final day of the Open at St Andrews
- Smith later joked that he’ll be drinking 20 Claret Jugs after his win
Open champion Cameron Smith insists he plans to drink the Claret Jug 20 times after capturing golf’s oldest and most prized trophy with an exceptional finish at St Andrews.
It’s a first major for the Australian, who carded a superb bogey-free 8-under par 64 that boasted five consecutive birdies from the 10th to win at 20-under par.
The 28-year-old had to roll in a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to avoid a tie with American Cameron Young, who had reached the par-4 hole seconds earlier with a 65 and 19-under.
Open champion Cameron Smith insists he plans to drink the Claret Jug 20 times
It’s a first major for the Australian, who carded a great bogey-free eight-under-par 64
McIlroy, who led alongside Viktor Hovland by four shots overnight, finished with two under 70 and finished third, while Hovland slipped to 14 under with a 74 and shared fourth place with England’s Tommy Fleetwood, who finished with a 67 with no bogey .
“I’m definitely going to see how many beers I can fit in this thing,” Smith said right after sealing victory at The Open.
He then spoke to the media where, in response to his early comments, he was asked how many beers he thought the Claret Jug would fit.
Smith guessed that two cans of beer would fit in the Claret Jug when speaking to the media
The Australian replied: “I’m guessing two, two cans of beer. To which the reporter asked, “How many will you have after that?
“I’ll probably have about 20 Claret Jugs,” Smith added.
“To be honest, I’m really tired. It’s been a long week so I’d be surprised if I make it past 10 or 11 tonight.
Fans even took to social media to hailed the mullet-wearing Australian as their ‘new favorite golfer’ following his superb performance on the final day at St Andrews.
One fan said: “Cam Smith with the claret mug: I’m definitely going to find out how many beers this thing fits, that’s for sure.” LEGEND D.
Another added: “Cam Smith says he’ll find out how many beers fit in this thing makes him my favorite golfer now.”
The 28-year-old is only the fifth Australian to have his name engraved on the trophy, after Greg Norman (1986 and 1993), Ian Baker Finch (1991), Kel Nagle (1960) and five-time champion Peter Thomson (1954), 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1965).
The 28-year-old is only the fifth Australian to have his name engraved on The Open trophy
“Winning an Open Championship will probably be the highlight of a golfer’s career. To be able to do it so close to St Andrews is just incredible.
“This place is so cool. I love the golf course. i love the city Yes, hopefully we can continue this trend every 50 years. That would be nice, wouldn’t it?’
Smith also revealed that none of his family members traveled the 12,000 miles Down Under to cheer for him.
He said: “My dad was supposed to come over and he pulled out at the last minute. It was basically the idea of doing all these trips for a week.
“He’s definitely kicking himself in the butt now. I really wish he was here too. It would have been such a cool week to be in the home of golf even without it. Dad loves his golf too. It would have been fantastic.’