Rocket Mortgage Classic Tied Heading to the Final Round

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Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI — July 30, 2022

The question entering the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Course was, would anyone be able to make a run at the two leaders who dominated the first two rounds of the tournament?

The answer is no. Cameron Young shot a 65 to follow up yesterday’s score of 63 to move into sole possession of the third spot on the leaderboard. However, he trails the co-leaders Taylor Pendrith and Tony Finau by four strokes entering the final round of play.

Taylor Pendrith at the Rocket Mortgage Classic / Getty Images

Pendrith and Finau have mirrored each other during their first three rounds. After 64s on opening day, Pendrith went 65 and 66, and Finau responded with 66 and 65. Both are 21-under-par and looking to walk away with the trophy and the winner’s share after play on Sunday.

In Pursuit

Young has already shown he is capable of putting together a spectacular round after shooting 63 on Friday. It will take that and maybe more, barring a collapse from the top two to contend for the win tomorrow.

Stephan Jaeger, Patrick Cantlay, and Scott Stallings are 16, 15, and 14 below par respectively. Trailing the pacesetters by five, six, and seven strokes. They are likely playing for fourth place money given the consistency of the players in front of them.

Cam Davis, the defending champion, shot a 65 Saturday to bring him into a tie for 16th at 10 under. He won’t be taking the trophy back to Australia this year.

Sahith Theegala looked like he could mount a challenge after opening the tournament with a 68 and then posting a 67 on day two. A score of 73 on Saturday removed the tour rookie from contention this weekend.

The Final Round

Sunday could produce a real shootout if the leaders continue their scoring pace. Finau is yet to make a bogey all week. When Pendrith does record a square on his score card, he quickly counters with a circle to gain the stroke back. Are extra holes a certainty? don’t bet against it.

Third Round Leaderboard at The Rocket Mortgage Classic

Position Player To Par Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
T1 Taylor Pendrith -21 64 65 66 195
T1 Tony Finau -21 64 66 65 195
3 Cameron Young -17 71 63 65 199
4 Stephan Jaeger -16 67 68 65 200
5 Patrick Cantlay -15 70 65 66 201
6 Scott Stallings -14 70 65 67 202
T7 Taylor Moore -13 67 71 65 203
T7 Si Woo Kim -13 67 68 68 203
T9 Adam Svensson -12 69 68 67 204
T9 Chris Kirk -12 68 69 67 204
T9 Russell Henley -12 69 65 70 204
T12 Tyler Duncan -11 70 70 65 205
T12 Brendan Steele -11 69 69 67 205
T12 Zach Johnson -11 67 69 69 205
T12 Charley Hoffman -11 67 69 69 205
T16 Cam Davis -10 68 73 65 206
T16 J.J. Spaun -10 69 71 66 206
T16 Kurt Kitayama -10 67 72 67 206
T16 Nick Watney -10 67 72 67 206
T16 KK Limbhasut -10 70 68 68 206
T16 Matt Wallace -10 66 71 69 206
T16 Wyndham Clark -10 69 68 69 206
T16 Michael Thompson -10 66 71 69 206
T24 Joohyung Kim -9 69 72 66 207
T24 Henrik Norlander -9 67 74 66 207
T24 Max Homa -9 72 68 67 207
T24 Vince Whaley -9 68 71 68 207
T24 Danny Willett -9 70 68 69 207
T29 Cameron Champ -8 66 75 67 208
T29 Chris Gotterup -8 70 71 67 208
T29 Ben Martin -8 69 71 68 208
T29 Patrick Rodgers -8 69 71 68 208
T29 Troy Merritt -8 68 72 68 208
T29 Jason Day -8 69 70 69 208
T29 Sung Kang -8 69 69 70 208
T29 Sam Ryder -8 67 69 72 208
T29 Richy Werenski -8 70 66 72 208
T29 Sahith Theegala -8 68 67 73 208
T29 Stewart Cink -8 68 66 74 208
T40 Keegan Bradley -7 72 69 68 209
T40 Hayden Buckley -7 72 68 69 209
T40 Wesley Bryan -7 70 70 69 209
T40 Bo Van Pelt -7 70 70 69 209
T40 Kevin Streelman -7 71 69 69 209
T40 Roger Sloan -7 70 69 70 209
T40 Webb Simpson -7 66 73 70 209
T40 Justin Lower -7 67 69 73 209
T40 Callum Tarren -7 67 69 73 209
T40 Lee Hodges -7 66 66 77 209
T50 Russell Knox -6 71 70 69 210
T50 Nate Lashley -6 68 73 69 210
T50 Will Zalatoris -6 70 71 69 210
T50 Trey Mullinax -6 71 70 69 210
T50 Bo Hoag -6 71 68 71 210
T50 Austin Cook -6 69 69 72 210
T50 Seth Reeves -6 71 67 72 210
T50 Brandon Wu -6 69 69 72 210
T50 John Huh -6 67 69 74 210
T50 Austin Smotherman -6 68 68 74 210
T60 David Lingmerth -5 71 70 70 211
T60 David Lipsky -5 67 74 70 211
T60 Ryan Brehm -5 69 70 72 211
T60 Adam Hadwin -5 70 69 72 211
T64 Jhonattan Vegas -4 68 71 73 212
T64 Kiradech Aphibarnrat -4 67 71 74 212
T66 Chris Naegel -3 68 73 72 213
T66 Peter Malnati -3 71 70 72 213
T66 Rory Sabbatini -3 69 72 72 213
T66 Beau Hossler -3 71 70 72 213
T66 Doc Redman -3 69 71 73 213
T66 Cameron Tringale -3 71 69 73 213
T66 Adam Scott -3 69 66 78 213
T73 Patton Kizzire -2 71 69 74 214
T73 Luke Donald -2 70 70 74 214
75 William McGirt -1 71 70 74 215