Phil Mickelson playing cards quintuple bogey throughout ultimate spherical of LIV Golf Bedminster as his hopes of first title since 2021 are wrecked; Cam Smith wins by seven pictures to say second LIV Golf victory in three occasions; season now takes a break earlier than returning in Chicago in late September
Final Up to date: 14/08/23 7:45am
Cam Smith eased to his second LIV Golf title in three occasions as Phil Mickelson imploded through the ultimate spherical in New Jersey.
Smith adopted his victory at LIV Golf London in July with a seven-shot win at LIV Golf Bedminster on Sunday, ending on 12 beneath par along with his nearest challenger Anirban Lahiri again at 5 beneath.
The Australian led Mickelson by 4 strokes heading into the ultimate day however the latter’s hopes of a maiden LIV Golf title and first trophy anyplace since 2021 have been ended by a four-over 75, which featured a quintuple-bogey eight on the par-three seventh as he twice discovered the water.
Mickelson ended up in a tie for ninth on one beneath par, 11 pictures behind Smith, who carded a three-under spherical of 68 as he recovered from two early bogeys by posting 5 birdies.
Mickelson’s week was a headline-making one on and off the course with the six-time major champion also denying allegations from sports gambler Billy Walters that he wanted to bet $400,000 on victory for Team USA at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah.
Writing on social media, Mickelson stated: “I by no means wager on the Ryder Cup. Whereas it’s well-known that I all the time get pleasure from a pleasant wager on the course, I’d by no means undermine the integrity of the sport.
“I’ve additionally been very open about my playing dependancy. I’ve beforehand conveyed my regret, took duty, have gotten assist, have been totally dedicated to remedy that has positively impacted me and I be ok with the place I’m now.”
LIV Golf will now take a break earlier than the subsequent occasion in Chicago in late September.
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