Cameron Smith paid tribute to those affected by the Australian bushfires after recording his second PGA Tour victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

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Smith overturned a three-stroke deficit on the final day to join Brendan Steele in a play-off, where he defeated the American on the first extra hole to secure a first PGA Tour win since the 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The Australian pledged to donate to the relief effort $500 for every birdie and $1,000 for every eagle made during the event in Honolulu, with Smith – whose uncle saw his home destroyed by the fires – pleased to be able to offer his support.

Smith's birdies during the week raised $10,500 Smith's birdies during the week raised $10,500 Smith’s birdies during the week raised $10,500

“That [victory] has been one that I’ve wanted to tick off for a long time,” Smith said. “I’ve been out here four or five years now, and to finally say that I have won an event by myself is quite good.

“It’s been an Aussie week. Wade [Ormsby] won over in Asia, me winning here. I just hope that just brings a little bit of joy to some people that are going through some tough times.

At least 27 people have now died as a result of the bushfires At least 27 people have now died as a result of the bushfires At least 27 people have now died as a result of the bushfires

“I just wanted to make birdies. It was tough the first three days to make birdies and I managed to scrape in a few. Every birdie putt I had just meant that little bit more.

“Rather than kind of wanting to make it I almost felt like I had to make it. I’ve always been quite good at not giving up. I’ve never felt the need to kind of mentally check out in any way.