Smith fires 30-under in Portugal masterclass win

England’s Jordan Smith claimed a three stroke wire-to-wire victory at the Portugal Masters on Sunday to claim his first win since the Porsche European Open in 2017 and move into the top-10 on the DP World Tour rankings.

It was Smith’s second DP World Tour title and the 29-year-old dominated from start to finish, firing rounds of 62-67-62-63 to finish at 30-under-par.

Smith’s aggregate score of 30-under-par is an incredibly rare achievement in the sport, with the most recent feat coming at the 2022 Sentry Of Champions, where Aussie Cameron Smith shot 34-under-par to set a new 72 hole record.

Smith started the 2022 European Tour season with runner-up finishes at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship and the MyGolfLife Open in South Africa, where he was defeated in a playoff by Pablo Larrazábal on the second extra hole.

WITB: Jordan Smith

  • Titleist Pro V1 Golf Ball
  • Titleist TSR3 Driver (8º)
  • TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15º)
  • Titleist T100 (3-4)
  • Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
  • Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46º, 50º, 54º)
  • Odyssey White Hot OG #1 Putter

“It’s just been a really good year. I’m really happy,” said Smith. “There was a lot of pressure. Just nice to finally get a second win.”

The win moved him into No. 9 in the DP World Tour rankings and 81st in the world rankings. He’s also now in the mix for a Ryder Cup debut next year.

Jordan Smith Jordan Smith (Credit: DP World Tour)

Gavin Green finished second with the Malaysian signing three cards of 64 (-7) and a Sunday 65 (-6), for a total of 27-under-par, three strokes from victory. Tapio Pulkkanen completes the top-3 at 22-under-par.

Jason Scrivener finished the best of the Australians in a share of 18th position at 14-under-par. Maverick Antcliff finished at 12-under-par for a share of 34th, with Scott Hend rounding out the Australians to make the weekend finishing 68th.