Paige Spiranac pulls after Cameron Smith in the 150th British Open.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the “Playing a Round” podcast host, 29, revealed that she’s from the Australian golfer at the Open Championship, where she quips to followers, that she hopes her messages “ages come Sunday.”
“It is open championship time! Who have you won? I have my money on Cam Smith and it looks like he had a good start, ”said Spiranac. “Hopefully this will come in handy on Sunday lol.”
Smith started a fiery start in Thursday’s opening round and finished the day on third at 5-under. Cameron Young held the lead at 8-under after the first round, followed by Rory McIlroy at 6-under.
Smith, who is currently ranked 6th in the world, had an impressive showing at the 2022 Masters in April, tying for third with Shane Lowry. He finished in a six-way draw to 10th in last week’s Scottish Open.
In addition to Smith, also Spiranac told her Twitter followers That she cheers for Tiger Woods as he continues his return to the sport after last year’s horrific car accident. Spiranac noted how the terrain to St. Andrews may be better off heading against the “very hilly” Augusta National, where Woods finished all four rounds in April.
“As we know, Tiger Woods is still recovering from his injury and having a little more of a flat terrain, will keep his body in shape all the way until day four of the tournament,” Spiranac explained Tuesday.
Like Spiranac, McIlroy also believes Woods can win the open.
“I think what the golf course is like and as 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 for the last 20 years.”
Woods shot a 6-over 78 in Thursday’s opening round.