The PGA Tour faces an awkward scenario with LIV Golf rebel Cameron Smith in the running for a major award

The PGA Tour could well be left red-faced as LIV Golf rebel Cameron Smith is in the running for the US Tour Player of the Year award.

The Australian made the controversial decision to join the Saudi-backed circuit after a remarkably impressive season on the PGA Tour.

Smith has been at the center of golf's civil war between the PGA Tour and LIV following his recent transfer.

The two rival circuits have been locked in battle since LIV began attracting players from the US tour earlier this summer.

Smith could still be named the 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year after being nominated alongside world number one Scottie Scheffler and FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy.

There is no doubt that his efforts on the pitch in 2022 make him a worthy nominee for the Player of the Year award. In 2022,

Smith won an impressive three PGA Tour titles including the two biggest on offer. The Australian took home the Tour flagship at the Players Championship