US Open fans make feelings clear on Cam Smith’s alcohol-inspired shirt

One of the liveliest personalities in golf, Cameron Smith of LIV Golf, has a wild mullet. During the third round of the U.S. Open, the Australian golfer wore a polo that drew attention.

At the U.S. Open on Saturday, Cameron Smith’s eye-catching “periodic table of booze” shirt caused a stir among the Pinehurst No. 2 crowd.

The Australian made the cut fairly easily at three over, eight shots behind leader Ludvig Aberg, thanks to some strong play on the challenging course. He carded scores of 71 and 72. But, his third-round outfit was what grabbed attention to begin the weekend.

The “periodic table of booze” polo was the highlight of the day, but Smith still represented his LIV Golf team by teeing off wearing his signature white Ripper GC hat. Many were holding beers as they frantically yelled their support for the 30-year-old, telling him that wearing the shirt was a smart decision.

The polo is made by Original Penguin, a golf apparel company that is well-known for dressing its players in eye-catching hues and quirky designs. Fans at home and in North Carolina believed that the white top, which featured a periodic table with various types of alcohol across it, including vodka, gin, beer, and many more, was ideal for the winner of the 2022 Open Championship.

Smith is infamous for drinking beer out of a shoe to celebrate victories. Earlier this season, he led Ripper GC to back-to-back team victories at LIV Golf Adelaide and LIV Golf Singapore. It’s unclear if his shirt immortalized the move.

Many fans thought Smith had a good chance of winning the U.S. Open because of the Donald Ross-designed course, which fits his style of play. Additionally, the course is similar to the ones he played on growing up in the Australian Sandbelt.

Smith finished in a tie for sixth place at the April Masters, and he also made the final two weekends at the other two major championships this year. However, he had work to do on moving day as a result of his Friday and Thursday excursions.

Smith made three bogeys in his first four holes on Saturday, capping a front nine devoid of birdies with another at six, followed by a double bogey at eight. After taking the turn, he atoned for his mistakes by making consecutive birdies at 10 and 11, then another on the 18th to finish at 72.

Smith is now five strokes over par going into the last day of play. Smith won’t leave Pinehurst as a two-time major champion unless a miracle occurs or the other competitors show up to the course having consumed every option on his shirt.

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