Monday, July 5

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Aussie Cam Davis Wins First PGA Tour Title on Fifth Playoff Hole at the Rocket Mortgage Classic

THERE WERE PLENTY OF FIREWORKS in Detroit this past week. And I'm talking about golf.

In the second consecutive sudden-death playoff on the PGA Tour, Cam Davis outlasted Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic. (Last week it was eight extra holes at the Travelers Championship.) Sunday's playoff resulted in the maiden victory for the long-hitting Aussie. Davis, 26, moved to No. 34 in the FedEx Cup rankings.

Just getting into the playoff was quite the adventure. Davis had an eagle-birdie finish that included a holeout from a bunker on the 17th.

He said, "It's still so surreal for me. I've been in some good positions before, but to play the golf that I played coming down the stretch was just awesome."

The PGA Tour was back in Detroit for the third edition of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club. In 2020 Bryson DeChambeau won by three shots over Matthew Wolff. This time DeChambeau parted with his caddie, played poorly and refused to talk to the media.

Phil Mickelson was also out of sorts with the media after a gambling related story surfaced in the Detroit News. Making his tournament debut, Lefty threatened to never return to Detroit. He finished in a tie for 74th.

Meanwhile, Davis was just trying to grind out his first win on the world's best pro golf tour.

"I hit some good putts," he commented, "I hit some not-so-great putts. But I had a lot of opportunities and I guess that was eventually what got it over the line for me, good solid quality shots in important situations. I'm really proud of that and that's a testament to some of the hard work we've put in."

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