After taking exception earlier in the week to fellow Aussie golfer Cam Percy revealing he had made the switch to the lucrative Saudi-backed breakaway series, Smith dropped his biggest hint yet that a move is on the way, admitting that was ready to "cop some heat" in the near future.
Smith is currently competing in the FedEx Cup St. Jude Championship, the opening event of the PGA Tour's season-ending FedEx Cup play-offs, which is likely why he has not yet confirmed the move.
There is $18 million in prize money up for grabs for the winner of the three-event series, but he would be ineligible to compete had he already made the switch to LIV Golf.
"It's [the media's] job, mate. That's what they're there to do. They're there to sell stories," he told Sky Sports when asked about the rumours once again. "I'm ready to cop some heat.
"I understand that's what I've said but I'm here to win the FedEx Cup Playoffs, that's my number one goal. Whatever happens after that will come from me."
World No. 2 Smith has reportedly accepted a lucrative offer - believed to be in the region of $143million - to join the breakaway series.
He opened with a three-under-par 67 in Memphis on Thursday, where he was paired with World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, a vocal critic of LIV Golf defectors.
There was a moment between the two golfers on one of the greens when Scheffler appeared to deliberately walk across Smith's line, which earned a look of disgust from the Australian:
It looked like Smith was already copping some of the heat he was talking about, and there will probably be more to come.