Smyths son, Gregory, 24, won a lottery in Ireland worth nearly $15 million, according to PGA TOUR officials.
He apparently got two Quick-Pick tickets and had the winner, an e-mail from the TOUR stated.
Wednesday, Greg reportedly bought a $3 quick pick ticket. The next day he checked his ticket while having breakfast and discovered he was the big winner.
Des Smyth is competing in his sixth season on the Champions Tour. He won twice in 2005, at the SBC Classic and the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.
Its all very surreal. Being so far away from things, its hard to grasp. We got a call in the hotel at 6:20 a.m. this morning. Usually when you get a call that early, its not good but he assured us right at the start that it was good news he was about to tell us,' Smyth said. 'I played today but honestly cant remember a single shot I hit (1-under 71 today). I was thinking about him all day. Hell be well advised for sure. I just hope he takes it.
The 55-year-old from Drogheda, Ireland, is in the field for this weeks Jeld-Wen Tradition. He is 74th on the money list with $123,132.