Fowler, Vegas, Merritt tied for 3M Open lead in Minnesota
3M Open Golf Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn., Thursday, July 22, 2021. Looking for a late push in the FedEx Cup standings, Fowler carried over the strong play Thursday with a 7-under 64 in the first round of the 3M Open. There are two weeks remaining after the 3M Open to qualify for the playoffs. Dustin Johnson, who withdrew with a back injury after an opening 78 in the 3M Open last year, opened with a 70. “I’ve seen this golf course now for about 20 years,” Merritt said.wftv.com
Cam Davis wins Rocket Mortgage Classic on 5th playoff hole
Rocket Mortgage Classic Golf Alex Noren of Sweden eyes his putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Sunday, July 4, 2021, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — (AP) — Cam Davis won the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title when Troy Merritt missed a 6-foot par putt on the fifth hole of a playoff. He misread a break on a 12-foot putt on the fifth playoff hole, then won when Merritt made bogey. Davis closed with a 5-under 67 to match Merritt (68) and Joaquin Niemann (68) at 18-under 270 at Detroit Golf Club. Niemann dropped out of the playoff with a bogey on the first extra hole, his first bogey of the week.wftv.com
Merritt, Niemann share lead in Rocket Mortgage Classic
Rocket Mortgage Classic Golf Troy Merritt drives off the fourth tee during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — (AP) — Troy Merritt aced the 219-yard 11th hole at Detroit Golf Club and shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Joaquin Niemann in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Niemann, who shared the 36-hole lead with Tom Lewis, pulled into a tie by two-putting from 46 feet at 17. Merritt won his second PGA Tour title at the 2018 Barbasol Championship. He became the first player from Chile to win on the PGA Tour at The Greenbrier in 2019.wftv.com
The Latest: Noren shoots 67 early in 3rd round at US Open
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)MAMARONECK, N.Y. – The Latest from the third round of the U.S. Open, golf's second major of the year (all times local):___2:05 p.m.Alex Noren showed the leaders that low scores can be had at Winged Foot in the third round of the U.S. Open. Teeing off early, the Swedish golfer shot a 3-under 67 to reach 3 over for the tournament. Noren nearly drove the green at the 332-yard sixth hole for a birdie and had three more birdies to offset a bogey on No. Typical for a U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Troy Merritt was wrapping up his third round with one birdie on his card and plenty of bogeys or worse.
Column: The measure of DeChambeau is if anyone copies him
Bryson DeChambeau holds the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament trophy Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. DeChambeau won the tournament by three strokes for his first victory of the season and sixth overall. That was John Daly at Crooked Stick in 1991 when he followed his caddie's instructions Kill it! on his way to winning the PGA Championship. Bryson DeChambeau took that to another level last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The real measure of his plan is whether DeChambeau changes the way golf is played.
Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan hits on the 17th fairway during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT Matthew Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a three-shot lead in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Wolff shot his second straight 8-under 64 to move into position for his second PGA Tour victory. He was at 19-under 197 at Detroit Golf Club. None of the top five players is at the Detroit Golf Club, where Simpson (No.