Australian Travis Smyth has become a golfing millionaire in just one week after cashing in on the untold riches that  Saudi Arabian petrodollars are pumping into the game.

Shellharbour, an NSW specialist, who fought hard to make a living mainly on the Asian tour,

was Australia's most successful winner of Greg Norman's first LIV Invitational event in St Albans, north London.

Following his success last weekend at the Asian Tour's International Series - also in England and similarly sponsored by Saudi Arabia

Smyth left Centurion Club on Saturday night, earning $ US741,000 ($ A1.1 million) in just seven days.

So in just two tournaments, the 27-year-old, Travis Smyth been a professional for five years, has effectively more than doubled

his career earnings in the space of seven days. Before finishing in second place at the International Series event which ended at Slaley Hall last Sunday,

But finishing his second place at Slaley Hall earned him only $ US220,000 ($ A312,000), four times the amount he won in the previous event,