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The 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic - Second Round
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, play was suspended from 12:15pm to 3:30pm (EDT), a delay of 3 hours, 15 minutes. Due to darkness, the first round was suspended at 9:02pm (EDT) with 27 players left on the golf course and will resume at 7:15am (EDT) today. As they are finishing, the second round will have begun as scheduled at 6:45am this morning.
COURSE: Detroit Golf Club (Detroit, Michigan)
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OFFICIAL SITE: (Rocket Mortgage Classic)
TV COVERAGE: Today, Friday, July 2: 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, July 3, Round 3 coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. CBS takes over from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, July 4: Golf Channel starts-off the coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) and CBS wraps it up from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: Streaming coverage with Featured Groups via PGA Live from 6:45am to 6:00pm (EDT) today. PGA Live Coverage expands on the weekend with Featured Groups streaming 8:15am to 3:00pm (EDT) and Featured Holes 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on both Saturday and Sunday.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic will continue today from 12:00pm Noon to 6:00pm (EDT). Weekend coverage on PGA Tour Radio airs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) or until conclusion. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com
How to Watch: In case of changes, see: (PGATourCom)
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Rocket Mortgage Classic: Second Round Notes
Tournament leader Davis Thompson is competing on a sponsor exemption. In the opening round, Thompson tied the tournament 18-hole scoring record with a 9-under (63) with the previous (63s) all came in 2019: Nate Lashley/R1, J.T. Poston/R2, Lashley/R3).
Thompson’s previous low score in 16 prior rounds on Tour was a 4-under (66) as an amateur in the final round of 2019 The RSM Classic (T23/PGA Tour debut). He made his seventh career start on the PGA Tour and third since the University of Georgia product turned professional in June.
Thompson’s professional results: T-35/Palmetto Championship at Congaree, MC/Travelers Championship).
Brandon Hagy is currently in second place. His 7-under (65) was his first par-or-better first-round score in his last eight individual PGA Tour stroke-play events.
Matthew Wolff, the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic runner-up, recorded a 5-under 67, highlighted by an eagle at the par-5 17th and is T-7.
Kevin Chappell withdrew before his round with a back injury and was replaced in the field by Josh Teater.
Leaderboard After 18 Holes:
Davis Thompson 63 (-9)
Brandon Hagy 65 (-7)
Tom Lewis 65 (-7)
Joaquin Niemann 65 (-7)
Seamus Power 66 (-6)
J.J. Spaun 66 (-6)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Tournament Tee Times today at 6:45am (EDT) through 2:00pm (EDT). (Remaining 27 players who didn’t finish 1st Round, will continue play at 7:15am (EDT).
Weather: The weather will improve Friday with early sunny skies but partly cloudy skies throughout the day with winds blowing 14-15 mph. The weekend forecast is for sunny skies and lower humidity.
PGATourBrunch will post before 8:00am (EDT on Saturday.
Next Week: The John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run (Silvis, Illinois)
Last Week: The Travelers (Results)
What They’re Saying:
Thompson leads Rocket Mortgage Classic (PGATourCom/Associated Press)
Five Things to Know about Davis Thompson (PGATourCom)
DeChambeau and Longtime Caddy split (PGATourCom)
Koepka Calls for Caddy Appreciation (Golf Week/USA Today)
Mickelson Says He Won’t Attend Detroit Event after Old Report (ESPN)
On This Day in Golf History:
July 2, 2000 - Notah Begay, then best known as the Stanford roommate of Tiger Woods, won a second consecutive event on the PGA Tour with his victory at the Greater Hartford Open. Begay also won the previous week at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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