Rocket Mortgage Classic R4

Nate Lashley cruises to maiden PGA Tour title in Detroit

June 27-30
Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
$7,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


An emotional Nate Lashley held his nerve to secure his first PGA tour title at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.

The 36-year-old, who was hit by tragedy early in his career when his parents and girlfriend were killed in a place crash on the way home from watching him play in a tournament in 2004, shot a final-round 70 to preserve his six-shot overnight lead.

Lashley, who walked away from the game in the immediate aftermath, told Sky Sports: “It’s just surreal, I don’t know what else to say. I’m just a little emotional right now and just really happy.

“There’s no feeling like it, really. It hasn’t hit me yet, I’m sure at some point tonight it’s going to hit me. It’s just a little surreal. It feels like a dream right now.”


Lashley’s day started well with birdies and the first and third, but bogeys at the sixth and ninth saw him reach the turn in 36.

However, the American – last man to make it into the field – steadied himself and picked up two more shots on the way back in to finish with a 25-under-par total of 263 to claim the title and secure places at the Open, the Masters and the US PGA Championship.

He said: “To get into three majors, the Masters, the Open… It’s always a dream, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, wanted to be able to.

“I wanted to be out here and compete on the highest level, and I’m here now and I couldn’t be more happy and thrilled.”

A third successive round of 67 saw compatriot Doc Redman claim second place on 19 under par, with Slovakian Rory Sabbatini and American Wes Roach both shooting 68 to share third place a shot further back.


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Wild card choices ahead of a wild week

19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Nate Lashley
USA
-25
63
67
63
70
263
2
Doc Redman
USA
-19
68
67
67
67
269
T3
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-18
65
69
68
68
270
T3
Wes Roach
USA
-18
67
68
67
68
270
T5
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-17
70
69
65
67
271
T5
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-17
68
66
69
68
271
T5
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-17
68
67
68
68
271
T5
Brian Stuard
USA
-17
66
72
65
68
271
T5
Cameron Tringale
USA
-17
68
67
65
71
271
T5
Patrick Reed
USA
-17
68
68
65
70
271
T11
Sepp Straka
AUT
-16
68
67
70
67
272
T11
J. T. Poston
USA
-16
70
63
66
73
272
T13
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-15
70
69
70
64
273
T13
J. J. Spaun
USA
-15
66
73
68
66
273
T13
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-15
68
66
69
70
273
T13
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-15
68
67
68
70
273
T17
Billy Horschel
USA
-14
69
70
71
64
274
T17
Brice Garnett
USA
-14
69
67
71
67
274
T17
Wyndham Clark
USA
-14
68
70
68
68
274
T17
Talor Gooch
USA
-14
65
72
67
70
274
T21
Jimmy Walker
USA
-13
68
71
70
66
275
T21
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-13
66
70
72
67
275
T21
Kyle Stanley
USA
-13
69
69
70
67
275
T21
Roger Sloan
CAN
-13
70
68
69
68
275
T21
Denny McCarthy
USA
-13
69
68
69
69
275
T21
Danny Lee
NZL
-13
66
71
69
69
275
T21
J. B. Holmes
USA
-13
67
68
70
70
275
T21
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-13
69
68
66
72
275
T29
Cameron Smith
AUS
-12
70
68
71
67
276
T29
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-12
67
68
72
69
276
T29
Joey Garber
USA
-12
67
72
68
69
276
T29
Martin Piller
USA
-12
66
69
71
70
276
T29
Jason Kokrak
USA
-12
66
71
68
71
276
T29
Peter Malnati
USA
-12
68
66
68
74
276
T35
Josh Teater
USA
-11
68
69
73
67
277
T35
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-11
66
70
72
69
277
T35
Nick Taylor
CAN
-11
68
70
69
70
277
T35
Shawn Stefani
USA
-11
69
70
68
70
277
T35
Aaron Wise
USA
-11
69
69
67
72
277
T35
Kevin Streelman
USA
-11
66
70
68
73
277
T35
Charles Howell III
USA
-11
65
67
71
74
277
T42
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-10
69
68
72
69
278
T42
Max Homa
USA
-10
68
69
71
70
278
T42
Sam Burns
USA
-10
70
67
71
70
278
T42
Adam Schenk
USA
-10
65
71
71
71
278
T46
Chase Wright
USA
-9
65
70
73
71
279
T46
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-9
66
70
72
71
279
T46
Luke Donald
ENG
-9
67
69
72
71
279
T46
Rickie Fowler
USA
-9
68
68
72
71
279
T46
Kevin Kisner
USA
-9
66
70
72
71
279
T46
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-9
70
69
69
71
279
T46
Ryan Armour
USA
-9
64
69
74
72
279
T46
Cameron Champ
USA
-9
66
65
75
73
279
T46
Nick Watney
USA
-9
64
72
69
74
279
T55
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-8
67
70
74
69
280
T55
Seth Reeves
USA
-8
68
71
71
70
280
T55
Brendan Steele
USA
-8
68
70
71
71
280
T55
Harris English
USA
-8
66
68
71
75
280
T59
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-7
69
69
75
68
281
T59
Roberto Castro
USA
-7
70
69
72
70
281
T59
Colt Knost
USA
-7
70
68
72
71
281
T59
Bud Cauley
USA
-7
69
69
72
71
281
T59
Andrew Landry
USA
-7
71
67
70
73
281
T64
Anders Albertson
USA
-6
69
67
76
70
282
T64
Tom Hoge
USA
-6
67
70
73
72
282
T64
Wes Homan
USA
-6
71
68
71
72
282
T64
Chad Collins
USA
-6
67
72
70
73
282
T64
Scott Stallings
USA
-6
66
72
70
74
282
69
Kyle Jones
USA
-5
70
69
74
70
283
70
Stewart Cink
USA
-4
65
73
72
74
284
71
Smylie Kaufman
USA
Par
69
70
80
69
288
CUT
Adam Long
USA
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-4
69
71
140
CUT
Brian Gay
USA
-4
74
66
140
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Kevin Tway
USA
-4
68
72
140
CUT
Mike Weir
CAN
-4
72
68
140
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
-4
71
69
140
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
-4
70
70
140
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
-4
72
68
140
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
-4
68
72
140
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
-3
71
70
141
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
-3
68
73
141
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Martin Laird
SCO
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
-3
72
69
141
CUT
Scott Langley
USA
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Austen Truslow
USA
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Dustin Johnson
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Gary Woodland
USA
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Justin Suh
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Michael Thompson
USA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Bubba Watson
USA
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
-1
65
78
143
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
-1
67
76
143
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Matt Harmon
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Matthew Wolff
USA
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
-1
76
67
143
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Troy Merritt
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Chip McDaniel
USA
1
71
74
145
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
1
71
74
145
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Luke List
USA
1
71
74
145
CUT
Zack Sucher
USA
1
74
71
145
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
2
75
71
146
CUT
John Chin
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Ryan Vermeer
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
2
71
75
146
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
3
72
75
147
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
3
74
73
147
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
5
73
76
149
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
6
75
75
150
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
6
74
76
150
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
6
73
77
150
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
7
75
76
151
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
8
76
76
152
CUT
Zachary Bauchou
USA
8
78
74
152
CUT
Lee Houtteman
USA
10
80
74
154
RET
Chris Stroud
USA
Par
73
73
RET
Will MacKenzie
USA
Par
74
74
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