Golf: Camiko Smith Talks About How He Started

October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

[Written by Don Burgess]

Camiko Smith may have a bit of a home course advantage as the PGA Bermuda Championship starts on Thursday.

Smith, along with Michael Sims, will both be hoping for island glory. Both of the Bermudians had to play their way into the tournament.

Smith told the media he grew up next to Port Royal and used to collect golf balls out of yard at the age of five. When he was nine he asked for a club from the caddy shop and had to prove he could hit a ball so they took him down to the driving range and drove one down the fairway. Smith expressed a lot of gratitude to Teddy Greaves for giving him access to Port Royal and giving him his start in golf.

Smith tees off from the tenth at 9:05 am with London’s Ben Taylor and Georgia’s Seth Reeves. Sims is in the same grouping as Paul Stankowski of Texas, and Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark, and they will tee off at 1:45 pm on the tenth tee.

The purse for this year’s Bermuda Championship is $4 million, with 500 FedEx Cup points awarded to the winner. The champion will also qualify for the 2021 Masters.

The Bermuda Championship starts on Thursday, with a limited number of tickets still available for $35 for Thursday. Tickets are sold out for the rounds on Friday through Sunday. No tickets will be sold at the gate, but you can purchase them online at www.bermudachampionship.com.

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