PGA Tour Brunch | Rocket Mortgage Classic | R-2
@PGATourBrunch Coverage Previewing R-2 of the Rocket Mortgage Classic
DETROIT - For the first time in his PGA Tour career (728 stroke-play rounds), Tony Finau hit 18 of 18 greens in regulation en route to tournament co-leading eight-under (64) in the first round at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Finau, the winner of last week’s 3M Open in come-from-behind fashion, is tied with Taylor Penrith at eight under par.
Finau became the first player since Dustin Johnson in 2018 to win, then hold the first-round lead/co-lead the following week. He is 0-for-6 in converting prior first-round leads/co-leads.
Defending champion Cam Davis opened with a four-under (68) and sits T-22 while World No. 4 Patrick Cantlay and Will Zalatoris (No. 13), the two highest-ranked players in the field, sit T-53 at 2-under.
Vaughn Taylor withdrew with illness during the first round.
Rocket Mortgage Classic | Leaderboard After 18 Holes
Tony Finau 64 (-8)
Taylor Pendrith 64 (-8)
Michael Thompson 66 (-6)
Webb Simpson 66 (-6)
Cameron Champ 66 (-6)
Lee Hodges 66 (-6)
Matt Wallace 66 (-6)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Rocket Mortgage Classic | Tournament Facts
COURSE: Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
YARDS/PAR: 7,370 yards/Par 72
ARCHITECT: Donald Ross
PRIZE Money - Purse: $8,400,000/$1,512,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Cam Davis
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Second-round coverage scheduled today from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: ESPN+ Live streaming coverage will run from 7:00am to 6:00pm (ET) today. Weekend streaming on ESPN+ PGA TOUR Live from 7:30am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic beginning at 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) today. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage will air 1:00pm to 6:00pm (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
Rocket Mortgage Classic | Basics
Tee Times at the Rocket Mortgage Classic today run from 6:45am to 2:22pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in 70s. A 10% chance of rain with winds blowing from the west at 12 mph.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 6:00am (ET) Saturday
Rocket Mortgage Classic - Tee Times and Leaderboard
Tee Times: (link)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying
Finau Continues His Roll (CBS Sports HQ)
Day One Leaderboard Includes Longshots (Detroit Free Press)
Bubba Watson Next to Head to LIV Tour (ESPNCom)
Charles Barkley on LIV: “They haven’t offered me anything.” (ESPNCom)
Charlie Rymer Reflects After Colon Cancer Treatment (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History
July 29, 2007 - A hole in one at the 209-yard fourth hole at Angus Glen in Markham, Ontario helped Jim Furyk successfully defend his title at the Canadian Open. Furyk played No. 4 a total of five-under for the week. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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