Cameron Smith is optimistic that his enhanced pulling power will help him secure a LIV-Golf event in his native Queensland.
The Open and world No.3 winner will be aiming for a third Australian PGA Championship at Royal Queensland.
Smith is back in the sport for the first time since 2003, thanks to a season which saw Smith defect to the Saudi-backed rebel tour. The PGA remains at odds with Smith.
Smith, a Brisbane-born golfer, was the 52nd person to receive keys to the city.
Smith stated that Smith never imagined that he would be granted the keys to the city.
I thought it was important people.
LIV Golf will be entering the Australian market in Adelaide in the next year. This is after initial interest in several southeast Queensland venues.
Brisbane hosting the PGA Championship is co-sanctioned and acted as a pathway towards the PGA Tour. It is also a barrier to the state hosting a LIV golf event.
Smith, however, is the ultimate Brisbane pinup boy. Greg Norman, the chief executive of LIV Tour is another Queenslander.
Smith stated, If I could have my way, Id love an occasion here in Queensland.
If its available in Australia at this moment, it will be well received… LIV Golf has been very welcomed in Australia.
I cant wait to see Adelaide, but we might be able to get one in Queensland in the future.
Marc Leishman is Marc Leishmans good friend, and fellow LIV Tour convert. He will also tee-off at Royal Queensland this week.
Leishman said that the it definitely has the vibe and that it would eventually move around Australia, according to the Nine Network.
Its going a great day in Adelaide, theyre a little starved of the game at the moment.
I can see tickets selling quickly. Im excited because it is close to Warrnambool.