Australia's Cameron Smith, who broke Els' red-letter record of 31-under-par set in 2003, won the Sentinel Championship by just one stroke. This is another indication of how competitive Kapaluwa is.

Cameron Smith took the initiative with four birdies on the front nine and made eight birdies on the day, shooting a zero-bogey 65 for a four-round score of 258 (65-64-64-65), 34-under par, for his fourth career US Open victory and second individual win.

Cameron Smith won the team event Zurich New Orleans Classic twice, partnering with Jonas Brinkster to win in 2017 and Mark Leishman to win last year. Cameron Smith also won the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2020. He defeated Brandon Steele by bailing out on the first extra hole at that time.

Cameron Smith was tied with world No. 1 Joan Rahm for the lead of the 54-hole Sentinel Championship. However, the front nine ended up taking control. After a 22-foot birdie putt on the eighth hole, the Australian took a 1-foot birdie on the par-5 ninth hole with everything in one putt to reach 30 under par.

But Joan Rahm launched a chase on the back nine, and the pair made three consecutive birdies on holes 13 to 15 to come within one shot of each other on 18. Joan Rahm hit a beautiful 52-foot putt off the green to leave a dead birdie for a 66, but unfortunately, Cameron Smith didn't miss a beat, also two-putting for birdie to take the victory.

It was the first tournament Joan Rahm had played in almost three months, and with a four-round score of 259 (66-66-61-66), 33 under par, he also broke Els's record and will continue to hold the world number one title.

Australia's Matt Jones shot a stunning low round for the second day in a row, hitting the 13th hole from 85 yards out straight into the fairway to collect an eagle after a hole apart, and hitting his second shot on the 15th hole from 216 yards out to 3 feet to collect another eagle. He holed a 52-foot birdie putt on No. 17 and made everything one putt for birdie on No. 18 for his third 61 of the week to tie the course record and move into sole possession of third place at 32-under-par 260 (70-67-62-61).

Overall FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay shot a bogey-free 67 to finish in fourth place at 26-under-par 266 (66-67-66-67).

World No. 2 Collin Morikawa rose to the occasion on the final day, shooting a 62 to tie for fifth place with Justin Thomas (65) and Daniel Bergel (69) at 25-under-par 267.