Akshay Bhatia leadin by one in Detroit

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June 28, 2024
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Akshay Bhatia signed for a bogey-free, 8-under 64 featuring an eagle at the par-5 7th to take a one shot lead at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

"[I] putted great. I guess I missed one green today, so I got that up and down. All in all, I hit it pretty nice with the irons and I made some putts. Driver, 3-wood didn't feel too good, but I've got some time to go work on that.

"I've been playing good the last three weeks. I feel like the results haven't been where I've wanted them to be, but I've been playing pretty solid. I've been right there for, you know, over 40 holes I would say the last couple weeks. It's just I'm having some hiccups either Saturday or Sunday. I'm just trying to figure that out. It's nice to be in this position."

It was his third opening-round score of 64 or better this season, tying Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele for the most such scores on Tour. His others were 63 at the Valero Texas Open which he went on to win and 64 at the Travelers Championship.

Fellow Americans Taylor Montgomery and Michael Kim carded bogey-free 65s for a share of second place at 7-under

England's Aaron Rai shot a bogey-free 66 for a share of fourth place at 6-under alongside defending champion Rickie Fowler of the United States who also stayed bogey-free as well as fellow Americans Eric Cole and Will Zalatoris and Germany's Matti Schmid who eagled the par-5 7th and bogeyed the 18th.

"Biggest thing, I was just trying to hit as many greens as possible," said Fowler. "It was going to be tough to make putts unless you hit it really close. So yeah, that was kind of the big thing. I was just trying to fairways and greens, wear those out, and if we get a couple putts to go in, just kind of bound to happen. It was nice to get a few to go in coming in and finish off the round."

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Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
1Akshay Bhatia-864
T2Taylor Montgomery-765
T2Michael Kim-765
T4Aaron Rai-666
T4Eric Cole-666
T4Rickie Fowler-666
T4Will Zalatoris-666
T4Matti Schmid-666
T9Nick Dunlap-567
T9Cameron Young-567
T9Ben Kohles-567
T9Ben Silverman-567
T9Jhonattan Vegas-567
T9J.J. Spaun-567
T9Ben Griffin-567
T9Neal Shipley-567
T17Lanto Griffin-468
T17Carl Yuan-468
T17Aaron Baddeley-468
T17Taylor Moore-468
T17Chris Kirk-468
T17Ryan Brehm-468
T17Chandler Phillips-468
T17Davis Thompson-468
T17Jacob Bridgeman-468
T17Roger Sloan-468
T17Justin Lower-468
T17Min Woo Lee-468
T17Cam Davis-468
T17Zach Johnson-468
T17Wesley Bryan-468
T17Robby Shelton-468
T17Michael Thorbjornsen-468
T17Blaine Hale, Jr.-468
T35Max Greyserman-369
T35Jason Dufner-369
T35Chad Ramey-369
T35Erik van Rooyen-369
T35Luke Clanton(a)-369
T35Dylan Wu-369
T35C.T. Pan-369
T35Charley Hoffman-369
T35Matt Wallace-369
T35Patrick Rodgers-369
T35Troy Merritt-369
T35Patton Kizzire-369
T35Sam Stevens-369
T35Pierceson Coody-369
T35Rico Hoey-369
T50Kevin Yu-270
T50Nate Lashley-270
T50Kevin Tway-270
T50Davis Riley-270
T50Peter Malnati-270
T50Luke List-270
T50Nick Hardy-270
T50Joel Dahmen-270
T50Kevin Streelman-270
T50Scott Gutschewski-270
T50Callum Tarren-270
T50Chan Kim-270
T50Nicholas Lindheim-270
T50Ben James(a)-270
T50Ryan McCormick-270
T50Vince Whaley-270
T50Daniel Berger-270
T50Keith Mitchell-270
T50Taylor Pendrith-270
T50Jake Knapp-270
T50Nico Echavarria-270
T50Matt Kuchar-270
T50Gary Woodland-270
T50Camilo Villegas-270
T50Alex Smalley-270
T75Martin Laird-171
T75Garrick Higgo-171
T75Ryan Moore-171
T75Brandon Wu-171
T75Hayden Buckley-171
T75Brendon Todd-171
T75Vincent Norrman-171
T75Robert MacIntyre-171
T75Andrew Novak-171
T75Beau Hossler-171
T75Greyson Sigg-171
T75Alex Noren-171
T75Chesson Hadley-171
T75David Skinns-171
T75Kevin Dougherty-171
T75Justin Suh-171
T75Ryan Fox-171
T75Harry Hall-171
T75Webb Simpson-171
T75Chris Gotterup-171
T75Mark Hubbard-171
T75Nicolai Højgaard-171
T75Parker Coody-171
T75Joe Highsmith-171
T75Hayden Springer-171
T100Doug GhimPar72
T100Kelly KraftPar72
T100Matt NeSmithPar72
T100Adam SvenssonPar72
T100Adam SchenkPar72
T100K.H. LeePar72
T100Josh TeaterPar72
T100Bud CauleyPar72
T100Patrick FishburnPar72
T100Jackson Koivun(a)Par72
T100Trace CrowePar72
T100Francesco MolinariPar72
T100S.H. KimPar72
T100Willie Mack IIIPar72
T100Adrien Dumont de ChassartPar72
T115Tyler Duncan+173
T115Tom Kim+173
T115Lee Hodges+173
T115Tyson Alexander+173
T115Jorge Campillo+173
T115David Lipsky+173
T115Maverick McNealy+173
T115Zac Blair+173
T115Chez Reavie+173
T115Cameron Champ+173
T115Mac Meissner+173
T115Rafael Campos+173
T115Anders Albertson+173
T128Sam Ryder+274
T128Tim Wilkinson+274
T128Alejandro Tosti+274
T128Danny Guise+274
T128Henrik Norlander+274
T128Carson Young+274
T128Joseph Bramlett+274
T128Stewart Cink+274
T128Miles Russell(a)+274
T128Harrison Endycott+274
T138Brandt Snedeker+375
T138Brice Garnett+375
T138Sami Valimaki+375
T138Ryo Hisatsune+375
T138Stephan Jaeger+375
T138Kevin Kisner+375
T138Tom Whitney+375
T138Nick Bienz+375
T146Martin Trainer+476
T146Erik Barnes+476
T146Wilson Furr+476
T146Jimmy Walker+476
T146Ben Taylor+476
T151Brandon Berry+577
T151Thorbjørn Olesen+577
T151Paul Barjon+577
T151Raul Pereda+577
155Angelo Giantsopoulos+678
156Kyle Martin+779
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Rocket Mortgage Classic 2024

Date: June 27th - 30th 2024

Location: Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan

Purse: $9,200,000

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