Cameron Smith’s mullet has been the speak of the PGA Tour for therefore lengthy this season that it deserves its personal music. But till somebody places phrases to music (we’re pondering of you, Sam Harrop), we’ll simply must make do with Jay Powell’s “The Mullet Song.”
For that, we now have fellow Aussie Marc Leishman to thank. Someone needed to provide you with a great walk-up tune for the primary tee on the Zurich Classic of New Orleans this week, and Leishman delivered.
“He’s already entered it. I didn’t even get a choice,” Smith defined. “We’re going to be rocking that going to the first tee.”
How did Leishman decide on “The Mullet Song?” He googled “mullet songs” and the remaining as they are saying is historical past.
“You got to try and make it fun and embrace it and I think we’ll do that and yeah try and enjoy ourselves, get the day started off on the right foot and go from there,” Leishman stated.
Smith has embraced his office-in-the-front, party-in-the-back hairdo like few earlier than him. (Charley Hoffman and Pat Perez leap to thoughts of those that have rocked it prior to now.)
“Everyone has a laugh. I know Leish has a laugh at it and he picks on me sometimes about it, but no, it’s good. I love it,” Smith stated.
The Smith-Leishman pairing within the two-man staff format for the Zurich Classic falls into the class of “no brainer,” as these shut buddies play most of their observe rounds collectively anyway. They beforehand teamed up within the 2018 World Cup of their native Melbourne, the place they completed tied for second and additionally teamed collectively Down Under within the Presidents Cup in 2019. What’s the key to their partnership? Leishman stated it helps having a short-game savant like Smith to again him up if he misses a inexperienced whereas Smith stated it’s the back-and-forth banter.
“We’re always in each other’s ear just playing around and maybe saying some stuff that gets us fired up and gets us ready to go,” Smith stated.
That’s what buddies do and these friends are sharing a home this week, which implies loads of time each on and off the course, which is nice in the event that they play properly, however what in the event that they don’t?
“I might not talk to him for a few hours,” Leishman stated.
“I’ll have to get a hotel for the night,” Smith cracked.
More seemingly, they will be cracking open a couple of beers to have fun all of the birdies they’re sure to make. The staff format requires a certain quantity of strategizing forward of time and Leishman famous that his “stats guy” ran the numbers and really helpful that he tee off first on the odd holes even supposing Smith teed off on the odd holes when he gained this occasion in 2017.
“It will let Cam hit more drivers, I’ll hit more iron shots and I feel like that will play into both of our strengths,” Leishman stated.
Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith replace their scorecards going to eighth gap through the 2021 QBE Shootout on the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. (Photo: Chris Tilley/Naples Daily News through USA TODAY Network)
Smith holed the profitable putt in a playoff at TPC Louisiana in 2017 to seize his first PGA Tour title with Jonas Blixt and it triggered a robust run of golf for Smith. A win with one other good pal this week may need massive implications for him too.
“I told the missus that I would cut it if I won, but I don’t know, it’s been, I mean everyone loves it,” he stated. “So, I don’t know, might hang around for longer than I anticipated.”
But if it winds up on the chop block, they will all the time defend subsequent 12 months with Billy Ray Cyrus’s “I want my mullet back,” as their walk-up music.