Open champion Cameron Smith declined to say whether he would play in the LIV Golf Invitational Series, and Greg Norman made enough promises to new players this week

Smith, who had a heated discussion about his future plans after his historic win at St Andrews on Sunday,

When asked about reports that he would be joining the Saudi-funded league after winning his first major championship, Smith was incensed.

You are asking about the British Open that I have just won, he said. "This, in my opinion, is not good at all. I'm not sure, friend.

The last time a major winner responded angrily to questions regarding LIV rumours was during the U.S. Open, when Brooks Koepka accused reporters of "throwing dirt" on him.

After a major poor performance three days earlier, Koepka withdrew and joined LIV. A few months ago, they called those joining LIV a "sellout".

Smith's game is improving, unlike Koepka and most players out of Tour. In this week's world rankings, he jumped to No.

Along with Smith, the other players that have a close connection to LIV include No. 14 Hideki Matsuyama, No. 39 Adam Scott, No. 57 Marc Leishman, No. 84 Bubba Watson, and No. 171 Henrik Stenson.