OUT of line or LIV with it?
Scottie Scheffler walked throughout Cameron Smith’s placing line – seemingly rebuking the Open champ for deciding to hitch the controversial LIV Tour.
The general public snub, as American Scheffler broke considered one of golf’s unwritten guidelines, surprised Smith throughout their first-round pairing on the PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis.
The Aussie, who was bending all the way down to assess a putt, broke off from his concentrated look to gaze up at Scheffler.
Smith has swerved questions on whether or not he’s defecting to the money-spinning Saudi-LED LIV tour.
And he appeared particularly sad when quizzed on it instantly following his St Andrews triumph in July.
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He stated then: “I simply received the British Open and also you’re asking about that? I believe that’s fairly not that good.”
And after the same query got here in he responded: “I don’t know, mate.
“My staff round me worries about all that stuff, I’m right here to win golf tournaments.”
Regardless of Scheffler’s startling motion, he had earlier high-fived his rival for an eagle on the par-four thirteenth gap.
However his obvious determination to register dislike for Smith taking the Saudi tens of millions received him loads of assist on social media.
One fan posted: “It is getting bodily now. Can the LIV dudes simply pack and go.” One other stated: “Nuanced golf dis. Like it.”
Shocked feedback included: “That is mainly golf’s model of throwing at somebody’s head.”
One observer tweeted: “Spicy head video games from Scottie LIV associated?”
A couple of followers did counsel Scheffler’s actions weren’t LIV associated.
One such view was: “Incorrect fallacious fallacious! Scheffler afraid Cam is gonna get a few of his prize cash.”
However that opinion was largely rebuffed because the Yank’s brief stroll throughout the inexperienced received approving phrases like “Stunning” and “Like it”.