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Cameron Smith Wins The Players With Big Putts And Gutsy Shot

Anirban Lahiri, of India, reacts after missing a putt on the 18th hole during the third round of play in The Players Championship golf tournament Monday, March 14, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Anirban Lahiri, of India, reacts after missing a putt on the 18th hole during the third round of play in The Players Championship golf tournament Monday, March 14, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP) -- Cameron Smith was unflappable as ever on a TPC Sawgrass stage that causes so much anxiety.

Through 13 holes in the final round at The Players Championship, Smith had only one par. With a two-stroke lead on the par-3 17th hole and staring at an island, he delivered the boldest shot of his career. When he punched out from under the trees into the water on the closing hole, he never panicked.