The Rush: Cameron Smith to guzzle beer from Open Championship trophy after victory

Cameron Smith overtook Rory McIlroy with five straight birdies on the back 9 to win the Open Championship at St. Andrews. After the win, Smith said he planned to give the Claret Jug the Stanley Cup treatment. A pair of MLB legends in Matt Holliday and Andruw Jones saw their sons selected at number 1 and 2 overall in the MLB Draft, respectively. LeBron James’ Drew League performance gives us hope he’ll still have gas left in the tank for another few years so he can play with his son Bronny in the NBA. PLUS: The Rush ranks Cameron Smith’s mullet among the great mullets in sports history.

Video Transcript

- Well, perhaps you can tell us how you're going to celebrate tonight with the Claret Jug.

CAMERON SMITH: [CHUCKLES] I'm definitely going to find out how many beers fit in this thing, that's for sure.


JARED QUAY: Rory McIlroy had a great shot at winning the Open Championship as he entered Sunday's final round tied for first place with a four-stroke lead but when the Austrian with the epic mullet named Cameron Smith decided to go on an insane streak of five straight birdies on the back nine, shooting a final round 64, history just wasn't on McIlroy's side.

- To tie the lead.


JARED QUAY: Smith overtook McIlroy to claim the Claret Jug in what will go down as an all-time performance in a major championship. My dude has plenty to celebrate. Cam's first major championship win comes with a $2.5 million purse. Though, judging by the pics of his crib with a custom racing simulator and two yachts, Mr. Smith clearly ain't strapped for cash.

There's really only one thing left to do. We gotta ask ourselves where Cam Smith's mullet ranks among epic mullets seen throughout sports history. And I won't lie to you-- recency bias absolute plays a factor. So I'm putting Smith right at number one.

- If you ain't first, you're last.

JARED QUAY: Congrats, Cam, on your new hardware and official number one mullet ranking. Speaking of mullets, take a look at the MLB draft's number one overall pick, Jackson Holiday, who was selected by the Orioles.

- He's got a beautiful head of hair.

JARED QUAY: He's actually the son of seven-time all-star Matt Holiday. And if Jackson lives up to his father's legacy, we may have a new contender in the rankings for best sports mullet. That's pretty cool seeing the son of a former MLB star go first overall in the draft, but it happened again at pick number two when Drew Jones, son a five-time all-star Andrew Jones, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

- Wow. Wow.

JARED QUAY: Two picks, two sons of legends. You love to see it. Neither of these guys will get to play pro ball alongside their pops, but I'm still holding out hope for a father-son sports duo, LeBron and Bronny James, baby. Bronny is going to be a high school senior this year, so LeBron needs to hang out for two more seasons to play with his son.

And my dude just dropped 42 points at the Drew League over the weekend, so I think it's safe to say he's got a little gas left in his tank. But at the same time, the Drew League is a bunch of guys that got day jobs, too. So he was playing against an accountant. He was playing against a dentist. He was playing against a-- a basketball assistant.