Quick Bit: Cameron Smith has made a pretty penny on the PGA Tour.

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From heartbreak to breaking the bank for Cameron Smith.

The Aussie golfer took home the The Open Championship win on Sunday, with an epic comeback in the fourth round, shooting a 64 on the final day and an epic back nine that resulted in him knocking off 54-hole leaders Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland.

Smith got hot, notching six birdies on the final nine holes to play spoiler, including five in a row. He finished the day with a 64.

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It’s a swing in fortune for Smith in more ways than one: Smith earns his first major victory after some near misses at The Masters in years past, while adding another nice, seven-figure check.

Smith adds the Claret Jug to his mantle — and a nice check to his bank account. Here’s how much he won at the British Open:

How much did Cameron Smith win at The Open?

Smith took home the Claret Jug and a nice check worth $2.5 million, the top payout for the first-place winner at St. Andrew’s.

It’s Smith’s biggest payday, though: He won the 2022 Players Championship, worth a $3.6 million top prize.

Here’s how much Smith has earned since the start of 2022:

Date
Tournament
Finish
Prize money won
Jan. 9
Sentry Tournament of Champions
1
$1,476,000
Jan. 16
Sony Open in Hawaii
CUT

Feb. 20
The Genesis Invitational
T33
$64,000
March 13
The Players Championship
1
$3,600,000
April 10
The Masters
T3
$870,000
April 17
RBC Heritage
CUT

April 24
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
T21
$24,111
May 22
PGA Championship
T13
$253,750
June 5
The Memorial Tournament
T13
$221,400
June 12
RBC Canadian
T48
$22,568
July 10
Genesis Scottish Open
T10
$157,800

Total: $6,689,629

Cameron Smith career earnings

According to Spotrac, the Aussie golfer has taken home $24,731,271 in his career. He’s come into his own in recent years, culminating in his first major tournament win at St. Andrew’s in the 2022 British Open.

Here’s home much smith has banked in his career since his first PGA Tour events in 2014:

Season
Events played
Winnings
2021-22
15
$7,347,004
2020-21
21
$5,851,867
2019-20
19
$2,372,487
2018-19
23
$1,504,820
2017-18
24
$3,622,607
2016-17
26
$2,123,216
2015-16
32
$543,903
2014-15
20
$1,365,367
TOTAL
183
$24,731,271

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