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 every one of the season finisher openings. 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, at that point won when Merritt made bogey.
Davis shut with a 5-under 67 to coordinate with 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 got an chance to win it on the 72nd opening, yet left a 17-foot putt high.
Davis holed a 50-foot sand went for falcon on the standard 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 start to lead the pack at 18 under, however he immediately had organization.
Merritt, who was in the final group with Niemann, made his fourth birdie in a five-hole stretch to share the lead. Davis went along with them with the eagle-birdie finish.
The 22-year-old Niemann shared the second-and third-round lead and was sprinter up for the third time, coming up short in a playoff at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Last week at the Travelers Championship, Harris English beat Kramer Hickok in an eight-hole playoff that tied the second-longest sudden death in PGA Tour history. Hickock kept close by to watch the season finisher in Detroit subsequent to finishing 6 under.
Alex Noren (64) had a share of the lead at 17. He escaped the heat and humidity, yet intended to leave the comfortable clubhouse as soon somebody was a stroke in front of him and that occurred with a trio of competitors. Noren tied for fourth with Hank Lebioda (68).
Bubba Watson flooded up the leaderboard before on the sweltering and hot evening with a 64 to put him at 16 under. That momentarily gave him a portion of the lead, and he tied for 6th with Brandon Hagy (68).