A par was all it took at the fifth playoff hole and Australia’s Cam Davis had his first US PGA Tour win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Davis had eagled the par-five 17th and birdied 18 in regulation to thrust himself into a playoff with Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann, who were all tied after 72 holes on 18-under-par 270.
It was a heartbreaking finish for Chile’s Niemann, whose only bogey of the week came at the first playoff hole; his second shot at the par-four 18th threatened the flagstick but took a hard bounce to settle in deep rough behind the green.
Davis left his six-foot birdie putt wanting, settling for a par to match Merritt. Both would par the next three holes to bring the playoff back for a second time to the par-three 15th.
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