Chris Kirk and Webb Simpson are tied for the lead in round 2 of Rocket Mortgage Classic

Chris Kirk and Webb Simpson are tied for the lead in round 2 of Rocket Mortgage Classic

2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic is again producing a low scoring tournament for players as the score of top nine players was above -10 in round two because of the easy scoring conditions of Detroit Golf Course, due to which large no. of players are scoring birdies and eagles frequently and the same happened in 2019 edition when the winning score was -25.

Yesterday, we had new leaders Chris Kirk and Webb Simpson after round one’s leaders Kevin Kisner, Doc Redman and Scott Stallings lost the lead on day two and the reason was simple, that the trio of Kisner, Redman and Stallings scored -3, -2, -1 on the previous day for a total of -10, -9, and -8 respectively and was not enough for staying in the lead on a low scoring day subsequently, Chris Kirk and Webb Simpson got great scores of 64 and 65 on day 2 which brought them into the lead. Now, leaders Chris Kirk and Webb Simpson are tied at -12 after the end of round 2.
Seamus Power:
Ireland’s Seamus Power also made in the news after he finished at T3 on day 2 and was great to see a player who missed cuts in his previous two tournaments (Utah Championship and The King & Bear Classics) making a cut this time. In round one, Power finished at T11 and in round two he jumped nine places high to T3 after scoring six birdies, three in first nine and the remaining three in second nine, on a bogey less round.
Last time Power got a top ten finish was 14 months earlier in 2019 Zurich Classics and his last win in the PGA tour was fours years earlier in United Leasing and Finance Championship so, the world no. 505 have a real chance to get a top ten finish or a possible win, this week at Detroit Golf Club.
Arjun Atwal:
India’s Arjun Atwal who is the only Indian golfer participating in Rocket Mortgage Classic is playing his first tournament after PGA’s Tour return in early June.
Atwal had a wonderful day as the Indian improved his score from round one’s -2 to round three’s -3 and in the process, Atwal reduced the no. bogeys from three in day one to two in day two, and subsequently got his first eagle of the event on hole 12 followed by two birdies to finish T55 with an overall score of -5 and dodging the cut line by just one stroke (the cut line was on -4).
Jason Day:
Jason Day’s poor form continues as the Australian missed his fourth cut from last six tournaments. Earlier, Day got back to back MC’s in Charles Schwab Challenge and RBC Heritage, nonetheless, in his last tournament, Day not only got a cut but also managed to get a top fifty finish (T47) in Travelers Championship but on 3rd June, the former world no. 1, again missed the cut in Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Rocket Mortgage Classic’s round three will start from Saturday at 12:25 GMT.


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July 04, 2020 - By Dhruv Trivedi

Brendon Todd  leads on day 3 of Travelers Championship

Brendon Todd leads on day 3 of Travelers Championship

Yesterday, two American players, Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson got round three’s best score of nine-under 61 and both entered round three with a two-stroke difference as Brendon Todd was on nine under par by scoring 66 and 65 in round one and two while, Dustin Johnson was on seven under par by getting scores of 69 and 64.

In round three, Johnson got four birdies in first nine followed by five more in second nine and Todd got the opposite as he got five birdies in first nine and four birdies in second nine, both players had bogey less round and talking about bogey then, an astonishing fact about the duo is that they got only three bogeys in first three rounds and both got their respective plus scores in round one with Johnson getting two bogeys and Todd getting one.
Round two’s leader Phil Mickelson had an odd round on Saturday where he got +1 score for scoring two birdies but also giving away three bogeys which affected his round and a slip in the lead and top five as Mickelson felled from first to tied seventh and Will Gordon who got T2 in the same round got +1 in round three which made him lose ten places in the leaderboards to T12.
Scott Stallings got a third-best score of the day, 64 for a T7 and Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes also had a good round on Saturday as he came back to top five after scoring 68 in round three to finish fourth.
The final round will start from Sunday at 12:35 GMT.


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June 28, 2020 - By Dhruv Trivedi

Phil Mickelson leads on day 2 of Travelers Championship

Phil Mickelson leads on day 2 of Travelers Championship

Phil Mickelson’s score of 7 under 63, helped him to move in the top of the leader boards.
In first four holes, Mickelson’s score was +1 because of three even pars and one bogey but from hole five, Mickelson's score reduced rapidly as he ended first nine with three birdies to -2 and his second nine scorecard was even better as he got five birdies and zero bogeys for -5 so, Mickelson’s started from +1 and finished round two at -7.
The American got back to back scores inside 65 and Mickelson’s overall score after first two-rounds was -13 (day one’s -6 and day two’s -7).
Yesterday’s leader Mackenzie Hughes, who shot ten under 60 in round one, was a little frigid in round two, where he got two under par and is tied second.
Will Gordan and Brendon Steele:
Round two's lowest score was eight-under 62, achieved by two Americans, Will Gordan and Brendon Steele, it helped both to make a huge leap in the leaderboard as Gordan jumped 14 places high to T2 and Steele jumped 75 places high to T4.

Zach Johnson:
Zach Johnson played one of the most fascinating rounds as he scored 64 in round two and he easily dodged the 'cut line' for a tied ninth place because, in the previous tournament, Zach missed the cut. Johnson improved his score by four strokes and got 64
in round two compared to first round’s 68.
Vijay Singh:
Former world no. 1 Vijay Singh again missed the cut but a positive thing for Singh was that he bounced back from round one’s 75 to round two’s 68.
Singh not only got his best round score but also broke inside 70 (score) for the first time in 2020 season.

Round three of Travelers Championship will start from Saturday at 11:15 GMT.


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June 27, 2020 - By Dhruv Trivedi

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