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Last updated: 01/11/22 6:10 PM

On this week’s Golf Podcast, Portugal Masters winner Jordan Smith, along with hosts Josh Antmann, Michael McEwan and Elliott Heath, looks back on his record-breaking second win on the DP World Tour.

Smith produced an incredible final round of 63 after an eagle and six birdies to total 30 under par as he rode to victory.

“It’s just mental, isn’t it,” he said. “To look at it and to think that I shot four rounds at 30 under par, four rounds before that, I don’t think I’ve even come close.

“So it’s just insane that I was able to do that and win the tournament. I couldn’t be happier.”

It puts an end to what Smith admitted was a “frustrating” wait for his first win since the 2017 Porsche European Open.

“I’ve been asking that myself for the past few years (what’s going on?),” he added. “I think last year, when I didn’t make it to the last event in Dubai, I knew I had to kick myself and make some changes.

“Obviously they’ve benefited, so changed gear, changed caddy, even changed clothes, even if it doesn’t make a difference. Made a few changes and they’ve all been really, really good.”

The win moved Smith into the top 10 of the DP World Tour rankings, with the Englishman attributing changes in his putting game as a key to his recent success.

“Sure, my putts (was different) last week,” he explained. “We quickly changed that in France, French Open week. I picked up a putter and thought, ‘I’m going to do some testing with the putter in this new low season claw grip’. You know us, golf nuts, we always love tweak.

“I got on the green, tried it with my putting coach and hit everything and was like ‘let’s just try it’. We threw ourselves in the deep end, got some data and it just helped every aspect, we went for it and didn’t look back.

“You get that kind of mentality when you’re over a putt and you think ‘I’m going to get this hole’. That’s always nice to have, even on the 40 or 50 footers you think ‘this may have a chance to go in to go.”

The Sky Sports Golf podcast team also looks back on the first season for LIV Golf and looks ahead to the future for the breakaway tour as they talk about Seamus Power wins in Bermuda, Halloween golfers, Atthaya Thitikul who ranked the world No. in the women’s game and the upcoming Mayakoba.

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