Bryson DeChambeau won the PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic and flies from 10th to 7th place in the world ranking. On the Detroit Golf Club course (par 72), in Michigan, in the fourth event of the PGA Tour after the resumption following the stop for the health emergency, a success for the American who, with a partial final of 65 shots (-7) , best score of the day, for a total score of 265 (66 67 67 65, -23) defeated Matthew Wolff, second with 268 (-20) and in the lead after the moving day, with 3 shots ahead of his countryman.
Sixth title in the PGA Tour for DeChambeau, who said: "I'm very happy, but now I don't want to stop. I enjoy this success and I already think about the next step of my career."
After six consecutive Top-8s and three from the restart of the tournaments, and a physical evolution that during the lockdown increased muscle mass by 9 kg, DeChambeau achieved the great victory: sixth career title on the PGA Tour for him, returned to success 20 months after his last victory at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
The winner, in the 104th race on the Tour, made eight birdies, three of which to close, and one bogey and above all took advantage of the false start of Wolff, who gave the lead with five bogeys, against two birdies, on the first ten holes , then the recovery attempt with four birdies was in vain (71, -1).
The victory earned DeChambeau a check for $ 1,350,000 out of a total prize pool of 7,500,000, in an event that went on without a crowd.
The tournament and the next events
Nothing to do for Wolff, who finds the Top-10 twelve months after the last time but wastes the appointment with the second victory on the men's PGA Tour of the green after the July 2019 in the 3M Open.
All American podium, with Kevin Kisner in third position (270, -16) settling in front of the English Danny Willett and Tyrrell Hatton, the Canadian Adam Hadwin and Ryan Armor, author of a hole in one in the second lap (hole 5, par 3, 153 yards, 8 iron), all quarters with 272 (-16).
Still a good placement for Webb Simpson, eighth (273, -15) after a voluntary quarantine for the coronavirus positivity of a family member, and twelfth place (274, -14) for Cameron Champ (returned to compete after having contracted Covid- 19).
The same score, among others, for Rickie Fowler, capable of recovering from 40th place, and the same score for the Norwegian Viktor Hovland. Now the PGA Tour from Michigan is moving to Ohio. A double appointment will be staged in Dublin: first the Workday Charity Open (9-12 July without fola), then the Memorial Tournament (16-19 July), the first official post-pandemic sporting event that will be held with a percentage of the crowd, the 20%: 8,000 people are expected at the Muirfield Village Golf Club.
The Top-10 in the world golf ranking continues to vary. If the first three positions remain unchanged, with Rory McIlroy confirming himself king of the green with 8.8930, ahead of Jon Rahm (second with 8.0744) and Dustin Johnson (third with 7.6338), the ranking goes back to as regards the other prestigious positions.
Webb Simpson, thanks to the eighth place in the Rocket Classic, moved from sixth to fourth position (7,2304) relegating respectively to fifth and sixth place Justin Thomas (7,1690) and Brooks Koepka (7,0476). As mentioned, the success in Detroit allowed Bryson DeChambeau to jump from tenth to seventh place (6.3375) and thus overcome Patrick Cantlay (seventh with 5.8770), Patrick Reed (ninth with 5.8720) and Adam Scott ( tenth with 5.7798).