Monday, June 29, 2020
The PGA Tour heads for Detroit this week for its fifth event since tournament play resumed after the virus layoff and Ted Potter will be looking to break his streak of missing a paycheck in the three he has played in. Ted and a somewhat watered-down field will be vying for the major share of the $7.5 million in purse money offered for the Rocket Mortgage Classic to be played at the Detroit Golf Club.
The first four events featured an array of the biggest names on Tour - minus Tiger - and many of them have chosen not to travel to Detroit this week. Among the marquee players who will compete are Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau, Viktor Hovland, Alex Noren, Kevin Na and Webb Simpson.
Dustin Johnson has opted to take a vacation after winning the Traveler's Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut yesterday. Dustin closed with a 3-under-par 67 to defeat Kevin Streelman by one stroke. First-round leader Mackenzie Hughes and Will Gordon tied for third at 17 under, with Gordon earning some PGA status after getting in via a sponsor's exemption. Brendon Todd, who led after 54 holes at 18 under after a Saturday 61, failed to make a birdie on Sunday and shot 75, tieing for 11th at 13 under. Phil Mickelson also faltered on the weekend after reaching 13 under on Friday. Phil added a pair of 71s and tied for 24th at 11 under.
Seminole Hank Lebioda continued his strong play, tieing for 41st at 8 under after closing with even-par 70.
Lebioda is the only Seminole entered in Detroit, along with Gators Matt Every and Brian Gay.
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