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Cameron Smith Aims to Defend Title at LIV Golf UK by JCB

Captain Cameron Smith of Ripper GC poses for a photo with the trophy

Ripper GC Captain Cameron Smith is gearing up to defend his LIV Golf UK individual title at the JCB Golf & Country Club from July 26-28.

Smith shared some of his thoughts and excitement with us about the upcoming event at the end of this month.

LGW: You’re back in the UK to defend your LIV Golf UK individual title after an impressive performance last year. How are you feeling coming into the week?

CAMERON SMITH: It’s one we’re all looking forward to. We’re at a different course this year [at JCB Golf & Country Club], so a different challenge.

I always love the UK, I love the UK fans. It’s the home of the Majesticks [GC], but I think that Ripper [GC] are the second best there. So yeah, I’m looking forward to getting back there.

LGW: You’ve had amazing success in the UK with LIV Golf and notably winning The Open Championship in 2022. What is it that appeals to you about playing in the UK and what do you attribute your success to?

CAMERON SMITH: I think I’ve learned to love it over the years. It’s not a type of golf I really loved at the start, but it’s where golf begun and it’s a hard place not to love, and I always wanted to play really well there.

So it’s been a lot of work. But I think it’s just the love for the game over there – it’s so pure and it’s how golf is meant to be. I can’t wait to get back.

LGW: The UK has so many passionate and loyal golf fans, how do you expect the crowds to contribute to LIV Golf UK by JCB?

CAMERON SMITH: Yeah, I think they’ll be great. They were great there last year. I think we’re probably in a better spot this year geographically and hopefully the fans can get out.

They were great to Ripper last year, so hopefully they can get back out there, and we can give them a team win.

One-of-a-Kind Hospitality at LIV Golf UK

Fans can secure the ultimate tournament experience with LIV Golf’s renowned hospitality packages.

Whether it’s the exclusive atmosphere of Club 54, the vibrant Gallery Club, or the lively Birdie Shack, each option comes with a range of amenities designed to enhance the event experience.

Additionally, the LIV Premium passes provide all-access tickets to all hospitality areas throughout the course. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit

Complimentary Youth Tickets

Encouraging the next generation of golf fans, youths 12 years old and under will receive free entry when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

This initiative aims to make the tournament accessible and enjoyable for young golf enthusiasts, fostering a love for the sport among younger audiences.

Star-Studded Lineup

LIV Golf UK by JCB will feature 14 major champions and some of the biggest names in golf, including:

  • Jon Rahm (Legion XIII)
  • Sergio Garcia (Fireballs GC)
  • Brooks Koepka (Smash GC)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (Crushers GC)
  • Cameron Smith (Ripper GC)
  • Dustin Johnson (4Aces GC)
  • Phil Mickelson (HyFlyers GC)
  • Joaquin Niemann (Torque GC)
  • Tyrrell Hatton (Legion XIII)
  • Bubba Watson (RangeGoats GC)
  • Gooch (Smash GC)

This assembly of talent promises an exciting and competitive event, with top-tier golfers showcasing their skills and competing for glory.

Cameron Smith is ready to defend his title with determination and is looking forward to the challenge at JCB Golf & Country Club.

With the support of passionate UK fans and a star-studded field, LIV Golf UK by JCB is set to be a spectacular showcase of golf.