Rocket Mortgage Classic R2

Joaquin Niemann and Tom Lewis top crowded leaderboard in Detroit

Rocket Classic 2021 R2
July 01-04
Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
$7,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Joaquin Niemann and Tom Lewis are tied for the lead ahead of a crowded leaderboard in wind buffetted Detroit.


Rocket Classic 2021 R2

They each shot a bogey-free 69 to reach 10-under 134, one ahead of Troy Merritt (68), Chris Kirk (68) and Max Homa (65).

Overnight leader Davis Thompson followed up his opening 63 with a 73 on Friday, joining seven other players tied for sixth at 8-under.


Rocket Classic 2021 R2

Michigan native Willie Mack III, the APGA 2019 Player of the Year, shot a 73 and made his first cut on the PGA Tour. He is T63 at 3-under.

Phil Mickelson also just made the cut after a second round 69 as did Patrick Reed (72) and Bubba Watson (73).


Rocket Classic 2021 R2

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau was particularly dissatisfied with the wind that picked up on Friday and missed the cut after rounds of 72-71. The Rocket Mortgage ambassador declined interview requests after both of his round and the question of why he suddenly parted from long-time caddie Tim Tucker remains.


Rocket Classic 2021 R2

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Rocket Classic 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Tom Lewis *
-10
65
69
134
T1
Joaquin Niemann
-10
65
69
134
T3
Max Homa
-9
70
65
135
T3
Chris Kirk *
-9
67
68
135
T3
Troy Merritt
-9
67
68
135
T6
Cam Davis
-8
68
68
136
T6
Brandon Hagy *
-8
65
71
136
T6
Kevin Kisner
-8
67
69
136
T6
Russell Knox
-8
71
65
136
T6
Sean O’Hair
-8
70
66
136
T6
Pat Perez
-8
67
69
136
T6
Davis Thompson
-8
63
73
136
T6
Richy Werenski *
-8
68
68
136
T14
Tyler Duncan *
-7
70
67
137
T14
Beau Hossler
-7
68
69
137
T14
Sungjae Im
-7
69
68
137
T14
Hank Lebioda
-7
67
70
137
T14
Maverick McNealy
-7
68
69
137
T14
Seamus Power
-7
66
71
137
T14
Matthew Wolff
-7
67
70
137
T21
Ryan Brehm
-6
71
67
138
T21
Michael Gellerman
-6
70
68
138
T21
Doug Ghim *
-6
70
68
138
T21
Lanto Griffin *
-6
68
70
138
T21
Fabián Gómez
-6
67
71
138
T21
Kramer Hickok *
-6
69
69
138
T21
Bo Hoag *
-6
70
68
138
T21
Jason Kokrak *
-6
69
69
138
T21
Sebastián Muñoz
-6
69
69
138
T21
Adam Schenk *
-6
72
66
138
T21
Robert Streb
-6
67
71
138
T21
Danny Willett
-6
68
70
138
T21
Will Zalatoris *
-6
70
68
138
T34
Aaron Baddeley *
-5
69
70
139
T34
Jonas Blixt *
-5
68
71
139
T34
Keegan Bradley *
-5
71
68
139
T34
Rickie Fowler
-5
70
69
139
T34
Chesson Hadley
-5
69
70
139
T34
Garrick Higgo
-5
68
71
139
T34
Matt Jones *
-5
70
69
139
T34
Si Woo Kim *
-5
67
72
139
T34
J.J. Spaun *
-5
66
73
139
T34
Kyle Stanley *
-5
70
69
139
T34
Kevin Tway *
-5
71
68
139
T34
Vincent Whaley *
-5
71
68
139
T46
Mark Anderson *
-4
70
70
140
T46
Chris Baker
-4
70
70
140
T46
Joel Dahmen *
-4
70
70
140
T46
Jason Day *
-4
67
73
140
T46
Michael Gligic *
-4
67
73
140
T46
Lucas Glover
-4
68
72
140
T46
Mackenzie Hughes
-4
71
69
140
T46
Patton Kizzire
-4
68
72
140
T46
Anirban Lahiri *
-4
71
69
140
T46
Nelson Ledesma
-4
72
68
140
T46
Matthew NeSmith
-4
71
69
140
T46
Alex Noren
-4
70
70
140
T46
Henrik Norlander *
-4
68
72
140
T46
Patrick Rodgers
-4
70
70
140
T46
Roger Sloan
-4
65
75
140
T46
Nick Taylor *
-4
72
68
140
T46
Camilo Villegas *
-4
70
70
140
T63
Byeong Hun An *
-3
71
70
141
T63
Scott Brown *
-3
70
71
141
T63
Sung Kang *
-3
69
72
141
T63
Willie Mack III
-3
68
73
141
T63
Phil Mickelson
-3
69
72
141
T63
Cameron Percy *
-3
71
70
141
T63
Patrick Reed *
-3
69
72
141
T63
Brandt Snedeker
-3
70
71
141
T63
Scott Stallings
-3
68
73
141
T63
Josh Teater
-3
70
71
141
T63
Curtis Thompson
-3
69
72
141
T63
Cameron Tringale *
-3
71
70
141
T63
Bo Van Pelt
-3
68
73
141
T63
Jimmy Walker *
-3
69
72
141
T63
Bubba Watson
-3
68
73
141
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Luke Donald
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Harry Higgs
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Mark Hubbard
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Martin Laird
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Nate Lashley
-2
72
70
142
CUT
K.H. Lee
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Denny McCarthy
-2
71
71
142
CUT
John Pak
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Andrew Putnam
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Chez Reavie
-2
68
74
142
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Brian Stuard
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Justin Suh
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Michael Thompson
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Brendon Todd
-2
68
74
142
CUT
Peter Uihlein
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Daniel Wetterich
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Gary Woodland
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Ryan Armour
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
-1
67
76
143
CUT
Austin Cook
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Bryson DeChambeau
-1
72
71
143
CUT
David Hearn
-1
73
70
143
CUT
J.B. Holmes
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
-1
67
76
143
CUT
William McGirt
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Mito Pereira
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Webb Simpson
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Kevin Stadler
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Harold Varner III
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Jason Dufner
E
73
71
144
CUT
Harrison Frazar
E
70
74
144
CUT
Brice Garnett
E
75
69
144
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
E
74
70
144
CUT
Charles Howell III
E
69
75
144
CUT
Danny Lee
E
71
73
144
CUT
Hunter Mahan
E
72
72
144
CUT
Robby Shelton
E
73
71
144
CUT
Sepp Straka
E
72
72
144
CUT
Martin Trainer
E
74
70
144
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
+1
72
73
145
CUT
K.J. Choi
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Rhein Gibson
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Adam Hadwin
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Doc Redman
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Chase Seiffert
+1
77
68
145
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
+1
74
71
145
CUT
Kris Ventura
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Connor Arendell
+2
70
76
146
CUT
Austin Eckroat
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Brian Gay
+2
75
71
146
CUT
Ben Martin
+2
75
71
146
CUT
Tyler McCumber
+2
70
76
146
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Scott Piercy
+2
75
71
146
CUT
Matt Every
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Will Gordon
+3
77
70
147
CUT
Tom Hoge
+3
71
76
147
CUT
Andrew Landry
+3
70
77
147
CUT
Tain Lee
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Timothy O’Neal
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Sam Ryder
+3
75
72
147
CUT
D.J. Trahan
+3
72
75
147
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Cameron Champ
+4
71
77
148
CUT
James Hahn
+4
74
74
148
CUT
Michael Kim
+5
73
76
149
CUT
Adam Long
+5
73
76
149
CUT
Grayson Murray
+5
73
76
149
CUT
Nick Watney
+5
74
75
149
CUT
Peter Malnati
+6
74
76
150
CUT
Ben Taylor
+6
73
77
150
CUT
Rafael Campos
+7
76
75
151
CUT
Jeff Roth
+9
77
76
153
CUT
Scott Harrington
+10
76
78
154
W/D
Hideki Matsuyama
E
* Player started on the back nine
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