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Fisherman gets chased off Harbour Town, then shoots 62 to lead RBC Heritage

Cameron Smith may be unwinding this week in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, however that doesn’t imply he can’t additionally win the event.

Coming off a pressure-packed main week at demanding Augusta National, Smith opened the RBC Heritage with a career-best, 9-under 62 Thursday at Harbour Town. The Aussie, who holed a bunker shot on the par-3 17th and then practically holed out for eagle on the final, leads Stewart Cink by a shot.

“I feel like after last week, I feel like chipping around here is almost like a breeze,” mentioned Smith, among the best chippers on Tour. “I was so scared almost last week on every chip shot, and I feel like I can be really aggressive around here.

“I don’t know, I just feel really comfortable. Mentally, I feel very free out there. I feel like I can hit the shot that I need to hit and going ahead and trying to execute it. I just feel like every shot I’m hitting, I’m putting 100 percent into it, and on a day like today, it’s really rewarding.”

The solely factor that has gone mistaken to date this week for Smith is that he hasn’t landed any fish. The Tour’s social media workforce adopted Smith on Wednesday as he grabbed his fishing rod and headed out round Harbour Town, which borders Baynard Cove, to attempt to catch one thing.

He didn’t have any luck – and then he received chased off.

“We were actually out there for about 45 minutes, and then security came out and escorted us off,” Smith mentioned. “I tried my best to stay out there. I’m addicted to fishing. But I just thought it was best to just leave.”

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