Jul 5th, 2021
Cam Davis wins the Rocket Mortgage Classic
Australian wins at the fifth extra hole after storming finish to his round
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“It’s the only reason I’m sitting here now,” Davis said afterwards. “To be honest, in my head, there wasn’t a thought of trying to hole it.”
Davis shot a closing five-under 67 to finish on eighteen-under-par alongside American Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann of Chile. Niemann was eliminated at the first extra hole when he failed to make par and when Merritt missed a six-foot putt for par at the fifth hole of the playoff, the title was the Australian’s.
“I just tried to put as much out of my mind as I could and just hit every shot for what it was worth,” Davis said.
“I guess I didn’t make any putts, but I kept on putting it in play, so it worked out all right.”
Sweden’s Alex Noren, who stormed through the field with his eight-under 64, had a share of the lead at one point but eventually had to settle for a share of fourth with American Hank Lebioda.
Bubba Watson was another man on the move on Sunday, briefly having a share of the lead, and his 64 gave him a sixteen-under total and tied for sixth with Brandon Hagy (68).
In form Irishman, Seamus Power closed with a 67 for a share of eight on fifteen-under with England’s Tom Lewis joint twenty-fifth on eleven-under.