Rocket Mortgage Classic R3

Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann tied at 14-under

Rocket Classic 2021 R3
July 01-04
Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
$7,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Troy Merritt shot at hole-in-one at the par-3 11th to take a three shot lead but bogeyed the next hole and parred the final six to close with a 5-under 67.


Rocket Classic 2021 R3

“The mindset will be make a few birdies, but don’t give any away,” he said of his strategy for Sunday. “Make them work to come and get us and hopefully it’s good enough in the end.”

Merritt’s ace, from 219 yards with a 5-iron, was his first on the PGA Tour.


Rocket Classic 2021 R3

“It’s awesome to have the fans back out here, whooping and hollering the good shots, commiserating with the bad shots and even hearing some of the comments you probably don’t want to hear.””

Merritt has won twice on Tour, at the 2015 Quicken Loans National and the 2018 Barbasol Championship and has had three top-10s so far this year.


Rocket Classic 2021 R3

Joaquin Niemann fired four birdies for a bogey-free 68 to join him in a share of the lead at 14-under.


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Rocket Classic 2021 R3

Niemann became the first Chilean player to win on the PGA Tour at the Greenbrier in 2019, and started the week with four top-10 results this season.

Hank Lebioda (66), who tied the low round of the day with Scott Stallings, and Cam Davis (67) are tied for third place with Brandon Hagy (68) a further shot back in fifth.

Rocket Classic 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Troy Merritt
-14
67
68
67
202
T1
Joaquin Niemann
-14
65
69
68
202
T3
Cam Davis
-13
68
68
67
203
T3
Hank Lebioda
-13
67
70
66
203
5
Brandon Hagy
-12
65
71
68
204
T6
Chris Kirk
-11
67
68
70
205
T6
Kevin Kisner
-11
67
69
69
205
T6
Jason Kokrak
-11
69
69
67
205
T6
Tom Lewis
-11
65
69
71
205
T6
Pat Perez
-11
67
69
69
205
T6
Richy Werenski
-11
68
68
69
205
T12
Sungjae Im
-10
69
68
69
206
T12
Seamus Power
-10
66
71
69
206
T12
Kevin Tway
-10
71
68
67
206
T15
Mark Anderson
-9
70
70
67
207
T15
Keegan Bradley
-9
71
68
68
207
T15
Rickie Fowler
-9
70
69
68
207
T15
Lanto Griffin
-9
68
70
69
207
T15
Mackenzie Hughes
-9
71
69
67
207
T15
Sebastián Muñoz
-9
69
69
69
207
T15
Alex Noren
-9
70
70
67
207
T15
Sean O’Hair
-9
70
66
71
207
T15
J.J. Spaun
-9
66
73
68
207
T15
Scott Stallings
-9
68
73
66
207
T25
Aaron Baddeley
-8
69
70
69
208
T25
Chris Baker
-8
70
70
68
208
T25
Fabián Gómez
-8
67
71
70
208
T25
Si Woo Kim
-8
67
72
69
208
T25
Russell Knox
-8
71
65
72
208
T25
Roger Sloan
-8
65
75
68
208
T25
Kyle Stanley
-8
70
69
69
208
T25
Davis Thompson
-8
63
73
72
208
T25
Curtis Thompson
-8
69
72
67
208
T25
Bubba Watson
-8
68
73
67
208
T35
Joel Dahmen
-7
70
70
69
209
T35
Jason Day
-7
67
73
69
209
T35
Doug Ghim
-7
70
68
71
209
T35
Garrick Higgo
-7
68
71
70
209
T35
Bo Hoag
-7
70
68
71
209
T35
Max Homa
-7
70
65
74
209
T35
Beau Hossler
-7
68
69
72
209
T35
Maverick McNealy
-7
68
69
72
209
T35
Matthew NeSmith
-7
71
69
69
209
T35
Cameron Tringale
-7
71
70
68
209
T35
Vincent Whaley
-7
71
68
70
209
T35
Danny Willett
-7
68
70
71
209
T47
Byeong Hun An
-6
71
70
69
210
T47
Tyler Duncan
-6
70
67
73
210
T47
Michael Gellerman
-6
70
68
72
210
T47
Michael Gligic
-6
67
73
70
210
T47
Kramer Hickok
-6
69
69
72
210
T47
Matt Jones
-6
70
69
71
210
T47
Henrik Norlander
-6
68
72
70
210
T47
Adam Schenk
-6
72
66
72
210
T47
Nick Taylor
-6
72
68
70
210
T47
Josh Teater
-6
70
71
69
210
T47
Matthew Wolff
-6
67
70
73
210
T58
Jonas Blixt
-5
68
71
72
211
T58
Ryan Brehm
-5
71
67
73
211
T58
Chesson Hadley
-5
69
70
72
211
T58
Nelson Ledesma
-5
72
68
71
211
T58
Patrick Reed
-5
69
72
70
211
T63
Cameron Percy
-4
71
70
71
212
T63
Patrick Rodgers
-4
70
70
72
212
T63
Brandt Snedeker
-4
70
71
71
212
T63
Robert Streb
-4
67
71
74
212
T63
Bo Van Pelt
-4
68
73
71
212
T63
Camilo Villegas
-4
70
70
72
212
T63
Will Zalatoris
-4
70
68
74
212
T70
Lucas Glover
-3
68
72
73
213
T70
Patton Kizzire
-3
68
72
73
213
T70
Anirban Lahiri
-3
71
69
73
213
T70
Willie Mack III
-3
68
73
72
213
T70
Phil Mickelson
-3
69
72
72
213
75
Jimmy Walker
-2
69
72
73
214
T76
Scott Brown
-1
70
71
74
215
T76
Sung Kang
-1
69
72
74
215
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
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