PGA Tour Brunch - Rocket Mortgage Classic Wrap-Up
Cam Davis defeated Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann in a five-hole playoff to secure his first PGA Tour victory as Davis became the seventh first-time winner of the season.
Davis won the ninth playoff this golf season, just one week following Harris English’s win over Kramer Hickok in an eight-hole playoff at the Travelers Championship. The two weeks combined marked the first time with back-to-back playoffs of five holes or more on the PGA Tour.
The last time the Tour had back-to-back playoffs was in 2020 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions (won by Justin Thomas) and Sony Open in Hawaii (won by Cameron Smith).
Niemann becomes the first player without a bogey through 72 holes since Andrew Putnam at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Notable Finishes: Jason Day (T-14), Rickie Fowler (T-32), Willie Mack III (T-71), Phil Mickelson (T-74)
Playoff records: Davis (1-0), Merritt (0-1), Niemann (0-2).
Alex Noren (T-4) finished one stroke shy of the playoff and a chance to become the 10th player from Sweden to win on the PGA Tour.
Of Hank Lebioda’s four top-10 finishes on Tour, two have now come in back-to-back weeks (Travelers Championship/T-5, Rocket Mortgage Classic/T-4).
Bubba Watson (T-6) closed with an 8-under (64), his best final-round score since winning the 2018 Travelers Championship with a (63).
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First Look (PGATourCom)
Inside the Field (PGATourCom)
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Final Leaderboard at the Rocket Mortgage Classic
*Cam Davis 68-68-67-67—270 (-18)
Troy Merritt 67-68-67-68—270 (-18)
Joaquin Niemann 65-69-68-68—270 (-18)
Alex Noren 70-70-67-64—271 (-17)
Hank Lebioda 67-70-66-68—271 (-17)
*Defeated Troy Merritt with a par-3 on the fifth playoff hole (No. 15); Joaquin Niemann was eliminated after a bogey on the first playoff hole (No. 18).
Full Leaderboard (link)
What They’re Saying:
Golf Pro Shot, Killed at Georgia Course (Golf Week/USA Today)
Cam Davis Wins in Playoff at Rocket Mortgage Classic (PGATourCom)
Mickelson Enjoyed Support from Detroit (Golf Week/USA Today)
#SportsBiz, Sporting Goods and Golf Industry News
Money Earned at the Rocket Mortgage Classic (Golf Week/USA Today)
The Winner’s Bag (PGATourCom)
The Match - Tuesday, July 6th (TNT)
Everything You Need to Know About The Match (ESPN)
On This Day in Golf History:
July 5, 1946 - In the first post World War II staging of The Open Championship, Sam Snead won his only Open title by four strokes over runners-up Johnny Bulla and Bobby Locke at the Old Course at St. Andrews. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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