It only took two events in the 2020 calendar year for an Australian to earn a victory on the PGA Tour, as Cameron Smith defeated Brendan Steele in a sudden-death playoff. The winds made the course more difficult than usual, but through 54 holes, Steele held a three-stroke lead over Smith. Cameron opened with a birdie on 1, and when Brendan bogeyed the second, the lead was suddenly cut to one. A bogey on the par-3 4th increased the lead back to two, and a string of pars along with birdies on the 9th for both players kept them two shots apart heading into the back 9. Both competitors continued to trade birdies and bogeys: Steele birdied 11, and Smithbirdied 12, and when Steele bogeyed 14, Smith bogeyed 15.
Another dropped shot on 17 by Brendan Steelecut the lead to just one, and when Cameron Smith birdied the last, they headed to the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. On the par-4 10th, Steele failed to make par, and when Cameron two-putted for par, he had his first individual PGA Tour title and 2nd career win.
Next week, the PGA Tour heads back to the mainland for The American Express.