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Posted July 5, 2021 in "Watts" In The Bag by Tom Brassell
By The Associated Press
DETROIT — Cam Davis won the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR title when Troy Merritt missed a 6-foot par putt on the fifth hole of a playoff.
Davis missed putts to win on each of the playoff holes. The 26-year-old Australian left 6- and 18-foot putts high, a 25-foot putt low and a 19-footer high. He misread a break on a 12-foot putt on the fifth playoff hole, then won when Merritt made bogey.
Davis closed with a 5-under 67 to match Merritt (68) and Joaquin Niemann (68) at 18-under 270 at Detroit Golf Club. Niemann dropped out of the playoff with a bogey on the first extra hole, his first bogey of the week.
Niemann had a chance to win it on the 72nd hole, but left a 17-foot putt high.
Davis holed a 50-foot sand shot for eagle on the par-5 17th and birdied the par-4 18th to get to 18 under.
Niemann followed with two shots that went 569 yards and he two-putted from 14 feet to take the lead at 18 under, but he quickly had company.
Merritt, who was in the final group with Niemann, made his fourth birdie in a five-hole stretch to share the lead. Davis joined them with the eagle-birdie finish.
Check out “Watts” in Cam’s bag below.
Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees, A1 SureFit setting) – Shaft: UST Mamiya LIN-Q M40 X Tour White
3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees) – Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 7 TX
Irons: Titleist T200 (3), Titleist 620 MB (4-PW) – Shafts: KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 105 X (3), KBS Tour-V 120 X
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52-12F, 56-14F, 60T) – Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Putter: Scotty Cameron Timeless 2 Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet