Paige Spiranac goes all-in against Cameron Smith at British Open 2022
Paige Spiranac shoots for Cameron Smith at the 150th British Open.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the 29-year-old ‘Playing A Round’ podcast host revealed she was supporting the Australian golfer at the Open Championship, joking to followers that she hopes her posts “go well sunday”.
“It’s time for the Open Championship!” Who did you win? I have my bet on Cam Smith and it looks like he’s off to a good start,” Spiranac said. “Hopefully this will age well on Sunday lol.”
Smith got off to a spirited start in Thursday’s opening round, finishing the day in third place at 5 under. Cameron Young held the lead at 8 under after the first lap, followed by Rory McIlroy at 6 under.
Smith, who is currently ranked 6th in the world, had an impressive performance at the 2022 Masters in April, tied for third with Shane Lowry. He finished in a six-way tie for 10th at last week’s Scottish Open.
In addition to Smith, Spiranac has also told his Twitter followers that she cheers on Tiger Woods as he continues his comeback to the sport after last year’s horrific car accident. Spiranac noted how much better the terrain at St. Andrews could be managed compared to the “very hilly” Augusta National, where Woods completed all four runs in April.
“As we know, Tiger Woods is still recovering from his injury and having a bit more flat ground will keep his body fit until day four of the tournament,” Spiranac explained on Tuesday.
Like Spiranac, McIlroy also believes Woods can win the Open.
“I think the way the golf course is and the conditions are, I could definitely see it,” McIlroy said. “It’s going to be a game of chess this week, and no one has been better at playing that kind of game of chess on a golf course than Tiger in the last 20 years.”
Woods shot a 6 of 78 in Thursday’s first round.