Brandel Chamblee furious with Greg Norman over Cameron Smith

“Supplanting Peter Thomson, he had that kind of talent."

by Sead Dedovic
Brandel Chamblee furious with Greg Norman over Cameron Smith

Greg Norman is the man who has attracted many big names to LIV Golf. One of them is Cameron Smith, perhaps the biggest talent on the golf scene at the moment. Brandel Chamblee is angry with Norman, given that he had great faith in Smith and his career.

He thinks that by going to LIV, Smith loses a lot. “It’s ironic to me that it might possibly be an Aussie that will keep another Aussie in Cameron Smith possibly from ascending to a spot where he’s considered the greatest (Australian) player of all time,” Chamblee said. “Supplanting Peter Thomson, he had that kind of talent.

Norman didn’t get there but (Smith) could have easily supplanted Greg Norman as the second-best player of all time from Australia. That’s at least in my view where Cameron Smith was headed. That’s what he’s turned his back on and a lot of it has to do with Greg Norman, and Cam Smith got a lot of bad advice from his agents and other people in the game around him trying to suck him into LIV”.

Brandel Chamblee on Smith's potential

Cameron Smith is a player who was expected to build a great career on the PGA Tour and win many majors. By going to LIV, he loses the right to play in the majors, which is a huge setback in his career.

“He had the potential to be an absolute great player,” Chamblee added, as quoted by “If you look at the qualities that he had, the age that he was, he was a great scrambler, great putter, a great shot maker.

Players like Tom Watson come to mind. At the age of 25 until 35, he had 35 wins, won eight Major championships, really hit his stride at 27, which is what Cam Smith was last year. Twenty-seven, 28, 29, five wins, five wins, five wins in each of those years.

Seven wins when he was 30 years of age, these prime years. And when you think of Seve Ballesteros, from the time he was 22 until he was 31 he won five Majors. He set the world on fire and was fairly much the same type of player that we saw in Cameron Smith last year at St Andrews.

These are exciting players – scramblers, they’re unpredictable, they break your heart and then they do monumentally unbelievable things”.

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