World number three Cameron Smith went into the final round of the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship with a three-shot lead

but was caught out at one point in the middle of a weather-battered final before finally sealing the deal with the same margin he started with three shots.

The play was suspended not once but twice at Brisbane’s Royal Queensland Golf Club on Sunday, resulting in a total delay of about two hours.

Smith was one under on the front nine before bogeying the par-3 11th. At that point, Smith was sharing the lead with Jason Scrivener and Ryo Hisatsune.

But then Smith got going and birdied three of his next five holes to post a final round of 3-under 68. Smith was 14-under for the tournament.

The tournament marked Smith's first time playing in Australia in three years and his fourth career victory on the DP World Tour.

Smith joined LIV Golf after winning the Open, and although he and other LIV players were banned from competing in PGA Tour events,

Smith will continue her tour of Australia with the Australian Open, which will see the men and women compete side-by-side in alternating groups for the first time.