Aussie golfer Cameron Smith adds patriotic touch to his ‘glorious’ mullet for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

An Australian golfer has revealed why he switched his ‘glorious’ harder for the Tokyo 2020 Games, adding a patriotic nod to his home country.

Professional golfer Cameron Smith has been sporting the iconic Aussie haircut for the past six months as he prepares to take to the world’s biggest sporting stage.

The number 28 in the world added an extra touch to his ‘sensational’ mullet, by shaving the letters ‘AUS’ into the side of his head.

The world’s number 28 added an extra touch to his ‘sensational’ mullet by shaving the letters ‘AUS’ into the side of his head

The Queenslander debuted his ultra-patriotic haircut in Tokyo on Tuesday, two days before he played the opening round

The Queenslander debuted his ultra-patriotic haircut in Tokyo on Tuesday, two days before he played the opening round

The Queenslander debuted his ultra-patriotic haircut in Tokyo on Tuesday, two days before he played the opening round.

“Yeah, I mean, it’s the Olympics. It doesn’t happen often,” the golfer explained.

“I thought I’d give Australia a shoutout on the melon side.

“I thought about it a few weeks in advance and then I just said, ‘Just do the job, I’m going to do it,’ and I think it’s been pretty well received.”

He said the upgraded mullet had already made his mother laugh, who called him “all kinds of names” after seeing his new haircut on the news.

However, Cameron’s teammate Marc Leishman said he wouldn’t be recreating the iconic Aussie look anytime soon.

“No, I don’t think I have the head for it, to be honest,” Leishman said.

“I’ll leave that to Cam.”

Smith and his teammate Marc Leishman took to Instagram on Tuesday to ask for help choosing between the official Olympic hat or visor.

Smith and his teammate Marc Leishman took to Instagram on Tuesday to ask for help choosing between the official Olympic hat or visor.

The golf duo asked Smith's 86,000 followers on Instagram to help them choose between wearing the two, and many voted for the visor

The golf duo asked Smith’s 86,000 followers on Instagram to help them choose between wearing the two, and many voted for the visor

The pair took to Instagram on Tuesday to ask for help choosing between the official Olympic hat or visor.

“Hi guys, we’re here at the Olympics and the Australian team has come up with a bit of a pickle, maybe a bit of a conundrum,” Smith says in the video.

“We’ve got the visor and the hat and we’ve voted on it, we want Australia to decide, we’re going to put the poll on my story.”

Many of Smith’s 86,000 Instagram followers voted for the crosshair, because it “helps the mul the mullet.”

“Visor shows off that glorious mullet,” commented one user.

“It would be a crime to hide such a mullet. Vote for the visor,” said another.

Smith and Leishman previously won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans together on the PGA tour in April, qualifying for the 2020 Games

Smith and Leishman previously won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans together on the PGA tour in April, qualifying for the 2020 Games

Smith and Leishman previously won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans together on the PGA tour in April, qualifying for the 2020 Games.

The teammates will play individually for Australia’s first Olympic medal in golf when the men’s tournament kicks off in Tokyo on Thursday.

“When you grow up, you never really think you’re going to wear the Olympic uniform with the gun on it. It’s pretty special,” Smith said.

“It’s just going to be a great experience.”

“When you grow up, you never really think you're going to wear the Olympic uniform with the gun on it.  It's pretty special,

“When you grow up, you never really think you’re going to wear the Olympic uniform with the gun on it. It’s pretty special,” said Cameron Smith

While both are former runner-ups at major championships, Leishman said winning gold at the Olympics could mean more than winning a Masters or US Open.

“There won’t be too many gold medalists in my life. As a golfer, we didn’t think we’d stand a chance of winning a medal,” he said.

“I think that as Australians playing on the PGA Tour, in a way we represent our country every week. That’s how I feel.

“If it wasn’t equivalent to a major, it would be a very, very, very close second.

“And I’m certainly very proud to call myself an Olympian now and I know Cam is too.”

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