Rocket Mortgage Classic Tees off in Detroit

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Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI — July 28, 2022

The Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club began this morning at 6:45 am as Ryan Moore, Aaron Baddeley, and Jonathan Byrd arrived at the first tee to begin play. After their opening nine, Moore was two-under-par while Baddeley and Bird sat even on the round.

Sam Ryder and last week’s PGA Tours’ Basol Championship winner Tony Finau were the early leaders at five under at the turn. Opening day was greeted with beautiful weather, a course in excellent condition, and red numbers on the leaderboard as players took advantage of the perfect conditions.

Finau started on the 10th hole, his 31 on the back nine featured five birdies. Three more on the front nine allowed him to post a first-round score of 64.

Tony Finau hits his tee shot on the 3rd hole at the Detroit Golf club during the Rocket Mortgage Classic / Lasco Press Photo

Taylor Pendrith, the 31-year-old professional golfer from Canada, also started on number 10. Seeking his first win on the Tour, Pendrith made birdies on the 10th, 12th, 13th, and 17th, before yielding a bogey on 18 to post an opening nine score of 33. A bogey-free front nine with five circles on his card resulted in a 31 to tie Finau for the lead at eight-under. Two strokes ahead of five players tied for third at six under 66.

Defending Rocket Mortgage Classic champion Cam Davis played in the group with Tony Finau. Davis shot four under to join the players tied for 22nd position.

The Afternoon Groups

High clouds moved in near the conclusion of the morning rounds and a light sprinkle fell. But, not enough to break out the umbrellas. However, the wind picked up significantly. It will be interesting to see if the breeze changes how the players attack the course and if scores go up in the afternoon session.

When all the scores were posted only five golfers in the top 21 on the leaderboard came from the players who started their rounds after the noon hour. They finished in a group of 14 tied for eighth at five-under-par.

Notables

Webb Simpson posted a round of six-under-par and sits in a tie with four other players for third place.

Webb Simpson at The Rocket Mortgage Classic / Lasco Press Photo

Jason Day and Matt Kuchar are in a group at three under, tied for 33rd. Gary Woodland, Will Zalatoris, and Patrick Cantlay are another stroke back at two under. Cameron Young, fresh off a second-place finish in The Open is at one under and possibly in danger of missing the cut.

Crowd favorites, Rickie Fowler(+1) and Davis Love III(+6) will need a major turnaround on Friday to avoid spending the weekend at home.

Rickie Fowler lines up a putt on the 2nd green at the Detroit Golf Club in the Rocket Mortgage Classic / Lasco Press Photo

 

Davis Love III / Lasco Press Photo

First Round Leaderboard at The Rocket Mortgage Classic

Position Player To Par Round 1
T1 Tony Finau -8 64
T1 Taylor Pendrith -8 64
T3 Michael Thompson -6 66
T3 Webb Simpson -6 66
T3 Cameron Champ -6 66
T3 Lee Hodges -6 66
T3 Matt Wallace -6 66
T8 Stephan Jaeger -5 67
T8 Taylor Moore -5 67
T8 Sam Ryder -5 67
T8 Si Woo Kim -5 67
T8 Zach Johnson -5 67
T8 Kiradech Aphibarnrat -5 67
T8 John Huh -5 67
T8 Justin Lower -5 67
T8 Callum Tarren -5 67
T8 Henrik Norlander -5 67
T8 Kurt Kitayama -5 67
T8 David Lipsky -5 67
T8 Charley Hoffman -5 67
T8 Nick Watney -5 67
T22 Mark Hubbard -4 68
T22 Cam Davis -4 68
T22 Nate Lashley -4 68
T22 Stewart Cink -4 68
T22 Jhonattan Vegas -4 68
T22 Vince Whaley -4 68
T22 Chris Naegel -4 68
T22 Austin Smotherman -4 68
T22 Sahith Theegala -4 68
T22 Troy Merritt -4 68
T22 Chris Kirk -4 68
T33 Ryan Moore -3 69
T33 Patrick Rodgers -3 69
T33 Bill Haas -3 69
T33 Wyndham Clark -3 69
T33 Russell Henley -3 69
T33 Ryan Brehm -3 69
T33 Jason Day -3 69
T33 Matt Kuchar -3 69
T33 Austin Cook -3 69
T33 Ben Martin -3 69
T33 Brandon Wu -3 69
T33 Adam Svensson -3 69
T33 Rory Sabbatini -3 69
T33 Adam Scott -3 69
T33 Sung Kang -3 69
T33 J.J. Spaun -3 69
T33 Brendan Steele -3 69
T33 Adam Schenk -3 69
T33 Joohyung Kim -3 69
T33 Doc Redman -3 69
T53 Aaron Baddeley -2 70
T53 Robert Streb -2 70
T53 Danny Willett -2 70
T53 Patrick Cantlay -2 70
T53 Gary Woodland -2 70
T53 Luke Donald -2 70
T53 Scott Stallings -2 70
T53 Roger Sloan -2 70
T53 Tommy Gainey -2 70
T53 Grayson Murray -2 70
T53 Satoshi Kodaira -2 70
T53 Will Zalatoris -2 70
T53 Tyler Duncan -2 70
T53 Lucas Glover -2 70
T53 Andrew Landry -2 70
T53 Richy Werenski -2 70
T53 Kevin Chappell -2 70
T53 Adam Hadwin -2 70
T53 Wesley Bryan -2 70
T53 Bo Van Pelt -2 70
T53 Matthias Schwab -2 70
T53 Joshua Creel -2 70
T53 David Skinns -2 70
T53 KK Limbhasut -2 70
T53 Curtis Thompson -2 70
T53 Chris Gotterup -2 70
T79 Denny McCarthy -1 71
T79 Kramer Hickok -1 71
T79 William McGirt -1 71
T79 Nick Taylor -1 71
T79 Patton Kizzire -1 71
T79 Max McGreevy -1 71
T79 Kelly Kraft -1 71
T79 David Lingmerth -1 71
T79 Russell Knox -1 71
T79 Luke Guthrie -1 71
T79 Peter Malnati -1 71
T79 Morgan Hoffmann -1 71
T79 Nick Hardy -1 71
T79 Erik Flores -1 71
T79 Beau Hossler -1 71
T79 Brian Stuard -1 71
T79 Seung-Yul Noh -1 71
T79 Davis Riley -1 71
T79 Chesson Hadley -1 71
T79 Brice Garnett -1 71
T79 Cameron Young -1 71
T79 Harris English -1 71
T79 Ryan Palmer -1 71
T79 Trey Mullinax -1 71
T79 Martin Trainer -1 71
T79 Cameron Tringale -1 71
T79 Kevin Streelman -1 71
T79 Bo Hoag -1 71
T79 Seth Reeves -1 71
T79 Brandon Matthews -1 71
T79 Chase Seiffert -1 71
T110 Jonathan Byrd E 72
T110 James Hahn E 72
T110 Kevin Tway E 72
T110 Harry Higgs E 72
T110 Hayden Buckley E 72
T110 Jared Wolfe E 72
T110 Max Homa E 72
T110 Kevin Kisner E 72
T110 Keegan Bradley E 72
T110 Jim Knous E 72
T110 Dylan Wu E 72
T121 Cameron Percy 1 73
T121 Rickie Fowler 1 73
T121 Scott Gutschewski 1 73
T121 Brandon Hagy 1 73
T121 Greyson Sigg 1 73
T121 Sean O’Hair 1 73
T121 Hank Lebioda 1 73
T121 Alex Smalley 1 73
T121 Garrick Higgo 1 73
T121 Doug Ghim 1 73
T121 Scott Piercy 1 73
T132 Mackenzie Hughes 2 74
T132 Geoff Ogilvy 2 74
T132 Sepp Straka 2 74
T132 Ben Kohles 2 74
T132 Ben Cook 2 74
T132 Dylan Frittelli 2 74
T132 Chad Ramey 2 74
T132 Michael Thorbjornsen (a) 2 74
T140 Brian Gay 3 75
T140 Joseph Bramlett 3 75
T140 Maverick McNealy 3 75
T140 Paul Barjon 3 75
T140 Cole Hammer 3 75
T145 C.T. Pan 4 76
T145 Luke List 4 76
T145 Robert Garrigus 4 76
T145 Dawie van der Walt 4 76
T145 Andrew Novak 4 76
T150 Camilo Villegas 5 77
T150 Michael Gligic 5 77
T150 Joel Dahmen 5 77
153 Davis Love III 6 78
154 Wyatt Worthington II 7 79
155 Brett Drewitt 8 80
WD Vaughn Taylor