Rocket Mortgage Classic R1

Davis Thompson takes early lead in third PGA start

Rocket Classic 2021 R1
July 01-04
Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
$7,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Davis Thompson shot a bogey-free 9-under 63 to take the first round lead on Thursday in Michigan matching Detroit Golf Club’s record set by Nate Lashley in the inaugural event in 2019, and J.T. Poston.


Rocket Classic 2021 R1

“Sounds good on Sunday,” he said of his lead. “It’s only Thursday. I know I’ve got a long way to go.”

Playing in his third PGA Tour event as a professional, Thompson arrived in Michigan on a sponsor exemption after asking tournament officials for a spot via email. He was T35 in his first start at the Palmetto Championship in June and missed the cut at last week’s Travelers Championship.


Rocket Classic 2021 R1

“I’ve played in a few pro events now, so you’ve just got to keep your emotions in check. Anything can happen. I know I’m playing well, so I’m just going to have some confidence going into (Friday) and hopefully I can play another good round.”

Brandon Hagy, Tom Lewis and Joaquin Niemann shot 65s to tie for second place and Seamus Power and J.J. Spaun shot 66s to tie for fifth.


Rocket Classic 2021 R1

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau, who decided to part ways with caddie Tim Tucker, had a tricky start with three bogeys and three birdies on his front nine then pars all the way through the back nine to close with a 72.

Play was delayed for several hours in the afternoon due to the weather and several players had yet to finish their rounds when play was suspended due to darkness.


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Rocket Classic 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
Thru
R1
1
Davis Thompson *
-9
F
63
T2
Tom Lewis
-7
F
65
T2
Brandon Hagy
-7
F
65
T2
Joaquin Niemann *
-7
F
65
T5
Seamus Power *
-6
F
66
T5
J.J. Spaun
-6
F
66
T7
Fabián Gómez *
-5
F
67
T7
Hank Lebioda *
-5
F
67
T7
Michael Gligic
-5
F
67
T7
Matthew Wolff *
-5
F
67
T7
Si Woo Kim
-5
F
67
T7
Kevin Kisner *
-5
F
67
T7
Satoshi Kodaira *
-5
F
67
T7
Jason Day
-5
F
67
T7
Pat Perez *
-5
F
67
T7
Robert Streb *
-5
F
67
T7
Chris Kirk
-5
F
67
T7
Troy Merritt *
-5
F
67
T7
Roger Sloan *
-5
15
T20
Danny Willett *
-4
F
68
T20
Chez Reavie *
-4
F
68
T20
Jonas Blixt
-4
F
68
T20
Scott Stallings *
-4
F
68
T20
Beau Hossler *
-4
16
T20
Joseph Bramlett *
-4
15
T20
Garrick Higgo *
-4
F
68
T20
Brendon Todd
-4
F
68
T20
Cam Davis *
-4
F
68
T20
Henrik Norlander
-4
F
68
T20
Bo Van Pelt *
-4
F
68
T20
Patton Kizzire *
-4
F
68
T20
Bubba Watson *
-4
F
68
T20
Richy Werenski
-4
F
68
T20
Lanto Griffin
-4
F
68
T20
Maverick McNealy *
-4
F
68
T36
Sungjae Im *
-3
F
69
T36
Justin Suh
-3
F
69
T36
Sung Kang
-3
F
69
T36
Charles Howell III
-3
F
69
T36
Phil Mickelson *
-3
F
69
T36
Ted Potter, Jr.
-3
F
69
T36
Sebastián Muñoz *
-3
F
69
T36
Luke Donald *
-3
F
69
T36
Kramer Hickok
-3
F
69
T36
Dylan Frittelli *
-3
F
69
T36
Jason Kokrak
-3
F
69
T36
Patrick Reed
-3
F
69
T36
Webb Simpson
-3
F
69
T36
Curtis Thompson *
-3
16
T36
Lucas Glover *
-3
17
T36
Aaron Baddeley
-3
F
69
T36
Chesson Hadley *
-3
F
69
T36
J.B. Holmes
-3
F
69
T36
Jimmy Walker
-3
F
69
T36
Willie Mack III *
-3
15
T56
Connor Arendell
-2
14
T56
Josh Teater *
-2
F
70
T56
Martin Laird
-2
F
70
T56
K.H. Lee
-2
F
70
T56
Tyler Duncan
-2
F
70
T56
Will Zalatoris
-2
F
70
T56
Bo Hoag
-2
F
70
T56
Chris Baker *
-2
F
70
T56
Scott Brown
-2
16
T56
Michael Gellerman *
-2
15
T56
Camilo Villegas
-2
F
70
T56
Peter Uihlein
-2
F
70
T56
Andrew Landry *
-2
F
70
T56
Andrew Putnam *
-2
F
70
T56
Harrison Frazar *
-2
F
70
T56
Matt Jones
-2
F
70
T56
Michael Thompson *
-2
F
70
T56
Brandt Snedeker *
-2
F
70
T56
Joel Dahmen
-2
F
70
T56
Sean O’Hair *
-2
F
70
T56
Alex Noren *
-2
F
70
T56
Patrick Rodgers *
-2
F
70
T56
Mark Hubbard
-2
F
70
T56
Tyler McCumber
-2
F
70
T56
Hideki Matsuyama *
-2
F
70
T56
Rickie Fowler *
-2
F
70
T56
Kyle Stanley
-2
F
70
T56
Max Homa *
-2
F
70
T56
Kevin Stadler
-2
F
70
T56
Mark Anderson
-2
F
70
T56
Rory Sabbatini *
-2
F
70
T87
Matthew NeSmith *
-1
F
71
T87
Vincent Whaley
-1
F
71
T87
Ryan Brehm *
-1
F
71
T87
Anirban Lahiri
-1
F
71
T87
Mackenzie Hughes *
-1
F
71
T87
Byeong Hun An
-1
F
71
T87
Brian Stuard *
-1
F
71
T87
Ryan Armour
-1
F
71
T87
Danny Lee *
-1
F
71
T87
Cameron Champ
-1
F
71
T87
Russell Knox *
-1
F
71
T87
Hunter Mahan
-1
16
T87
Doug Ghim
-1
16
T87
Harold Varner III *
-1
F
71
T87
Tom Hoge
-1
F
71
T87
Cameron Percy
-1
F
71
T87
Denny McCarthy *
-1
F
71
T87
William McGirt
-1
F
71
T87
Kevin Tway
-1
F
71
T87
Keegan Bradley
-1
F
71
T87
Mito Pereira *
-1
14
T87
John Pak
-1
16
T87
Nelson Ledesma *
-1
15
T110
Kris Ventura
E
14
T110
Gary Woodland
E
F
72
T110
Sebastian Cappelen *
E
F
72
T110
Sepp Straka
E
F
72
T110
Austin Eckroat *
E
F
72
T110
Adam Hadwin *
E
16
T110
Cameron Tringale
E
16
T110
K.J. Choi *
E
16
T110
Bryson DeChambeau
E
F
72
T110
Nick Taylor
E
F
72
T110
Adam Schenk
E
F
72
T110
Doc Redman
E
F
72
T110
D.J. Trahan *
E
F
72
T110
Nate Lashley
E
F
72
T124
Rhein Gibson *
+1
F
73
T124
Harry Higgs *
+1
F
73
T124
Bronson Burgoon
+1
F
73
T124
Robby Shelton
+1
F
73
T124
Adam Long *
+1
F
73
T124
Michael Kim *
+1
F
73
T124
Jason Dufner
+1
F
73
T124
Austin Cook *
+1
F
73
T124
Rafa Cabrera Bello
+1
16
T124
Grayson Murray *
+1
16
T124
David Hearn
+1
16
T124
Daniel Wetterich
+1
F
73
T124
Rob Oppenheim *
+1
14
T137
Tain Lee
+2
14
T137
Timothy O’Neal *
+2
14
T137
Peter Malnati
+2
F
74
T137
Vaughn Taylor *
+2
F
74
T137
Matt Every *
+2
F
74
T137
Nick Watney *
+2
16
T137
Rafael Campos
+2
16
T137
Ben Taylor
+2
16
T137
Martin Trainer
+2
F
74
T137
James Hahn *
+2
F
74
T137
Emiliano Grillo
+2
F
74
T148
Scott Piercy
+3
F
75
T148
Brian Gay
+3
F
75
T148
Brice Garnett *
+3
F
75
T148
Ben Martin *
+3
F
75
T148
Sam Ryder
+3
F
75
153
Scott Harrington *
+4
F
76
T154
Will Gordon *
+5
F
77
T154
Chase Seiffert
+5
F
77
T154
Jeff Roth
+5
F
77
* Player started on the back nine
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