We are 18 holes away from crowning the second-to-last winner of the PGA Tour regular season. Tony Finau, who won last week’s 3M Open, is in a position to win for the second week in a row. If he continues to lift the trophy, he will become the first player to do so in consecutive weeks since Patrick Cantley (BMW Championship, Tour Championship) in 2021.
Taylor Pendrith is at his side, who, to his credit, did not back down from the challenge on Saturday, with Finau keeping up for a stride. He finally tied the big man to the birdie. Both players are sitting at 21 under.
Cameron Young, who finished singles second at the Open on his last start, is also up thanks to Friday’s 62 and Saturday’s 65. That four is back.
Here are five takeaways from the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club.
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Tony Finau celebrates after hitting a birdie on the par-4 second hole during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credits: Raj Mehta – USA TODAY SPORTS
You know how people talk about “being in the zone”? So closed that everything becomes easy.
Well, Tony Finau is right there at the moment.
After 54 holes in Detroit, the three-time Tour winner hasn’t bogged down yet and his game is completely under cruise control.
Has hit 50 greens out of 54 in 21 birdies, 85 percent fairway and regulation. that’ll do.
Taylor Pendrith Isn’t Afraid…Yet
Taylor Pendrith lands on the par 3 eleventh hole during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credits: Raj Mehta – USA TODAY SPORTS
Yes, it was Saturday. But Taylor Pendrith was not impressed this time. He went for shots with one of the best players in the world, Tony Finau, throughout the day.
The Canadian made eight birdies, including a spectacular roll in the last, and is set to do so again on Sunday.
However, the final 18 is a different story. The stakes are big, and so are the nerves.
It will be interesting to see how he handles the final group at the PGA Tour event on Sunday. Worth noting is that he has won the PGA Tour Canada twice.
If there’s anyone to come from behind, it’s Cameron Young
Cameron Young hits his second shot on the par-4 second hole during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credits: Raj Mehta – USA TODAY SPORTS
Cameron Young plays only quality golf.
He has made 16 starts in 2022. He has finished in the top 20 50 percent of the time and has been T-3 or better five times in his last 13 starts. And he’s doing it again in Detroit.
After posting the day’s bottom round on Friday (63), Young fired 7-under 65 on Saturday to finish the singles third.
On the year, Wake Forest Products ranked eighth in birdie or better percentage. If anyone is going to post 63 Sundays to come from behind and win, it will be the future 2022 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (I don’t see any way he can’t win it).
Big move from defending champion
Cam Davis exits the par-4 8th hole bunker during Round 1 of the Rocket Hostage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Detroit.
Cam Davis, who is coming off a T-16 show at the 3M Open, regained some of his form last season during his win at RMC on Saturday.
To make the weekend number one after round 68–73, Davis made eight birdies for the third round at 7-under 65, including three straight times at numbers 6, 7 and 8. His day could have been even better, but he won the final par 4.
When he got off the golf course, he was in fourth place. He now sits behind T-16, 11.
Max Homa is going to be a great announcer
Max Homa joined Colt Knost and Amanda Renner on par-3 15 on Saturday afternoon to make some golf calls, and it was awesome.
His back and forth with Nost was superb, proving that Homa would be a brilliant announcer later in life if he decides to do so after his playing career is over.
His best comment came when asked about Rory Sabbatini.
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