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Cameron Smith Wants To Test How Many Beers Fit Inside His Trophy After Winning The Open

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Cameron Smith Wants To Test How Many Beers Fit Inside His Trophy After Winning The Open

Australian golfer Cameron Smith has taken out The British Open in a stunning and hard-fought display.

The mullet-wearing athlete surged past Rory McIlroy to claim the trophy at St Andrews in his first major victory.

While he might have started the round eight shots behind the leaders, he pulled off an incredible 8-under 64 to win the Claret Jug.

He's now only the third Aussie to win The British Open, after Peter Thomson (1955) and Kel Nagle (1960).

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According to News Corp, Smith's total of 20-under par for the tournament is the lowest winning score at the Open at St Andrews.

He even outdid Tiger Woods' win in 2000 where the legend scored 19-under.

There's no doubt Cameron Smith will be celebrating in the UK and he's already given an insight into just how hard he'll go.

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Giving the Brits a taste of how Aussies like to party, Smith hinted at his plans.

"To look at these names on this trophy, and then add mine is unreal. I'm lost for words," he said. "I'm definitely going to find out how many beers fit in this thing, that's for sure."

What a bloody legend.

He dedicated the win to all the Aussies who were supporting him during the tournament.

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"What a week. I'm going to fall apart here I know," he said as he became emotional.

"All the hard work we've done over the last couple of years has really started to pay off, and this one definitely makes it worth it.

"I had a lot of support out there, especially the Aussie guys. You kept me going out there. This one's for Oz."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy
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According to the ABC, Smith's big task was holding off the nerves on the 17th hole.

The 'famous Road Hole at the Old Course' is dubbed the hardest hole by NBC Chicago because it's 'is where the rubber meets the road'.

It's billed as one of the longest par fours that you'll find on a golf course at 452 metres. It also has The Old Course Hotel standing in the way and a 'daunting bunker'.

But, Smith was able to overcome all that.

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"I was just trying to get it on the green and give myself a look," Smith said of his par at 17.

"The putter felt good all day so I knew if I could get it within 15-20 feet I was a chance, so I was lucky to get away with a four there."

Here's hoping Smith is having one hell of a celebration.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Australia, Golf

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