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    Rocket Mortgage Traditional leaderboard: Tony Finau stays scorching

    Tony Finau stayed scorching at Detroit Golf Membership on Thursday.

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    The primary spherical of the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Traditional is within the books, and one of many recreation’s largest stars shares the highest spot on the leaderboard.

    Try the entire leaderboard right here. 

    Right here’s what it’s worthwhile to know from the first-round motion in Detroit.

    The leaders

    On the heels of his third PGA Tour victory eventually week’s 3M Open, Tony Finau stayed scorching within the Motor Metropolis, firing a bogey-free, first-round 64 — eight beneath par — to share the highest spot on the leaderboard with Canadian Taylor Pendrith.

    Pendrith is within the midst of his first full PGA Tour season and is in search of his maiden PGA Tour victory. He’s had one high 10 to this point, on the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

    The contenders

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    Kevin Cunningham

    Regardless of Finau and Pendrith’s ultra-low opening scores, they share solely a two-shot lead over their closest rivals. 5 gamers are at six beneath after Spherical 1, together with Webb Simpson and Cameron Champ.

    Two-time main winner Zach Johnson can also be within the combine at 5 beneath par, three pictures off the lead.

    The ace you need to see

    Tour gamers have understandably excessive expectations relating to their ballstriking — it’s their job in any case — however it’s at all times humorous when a professional has a foul response to a shot and the ball truly results in an excellent place.

    Thursday at Detroit Golf Membership offered an excessive instance of such perfectionism.

    Mark Hubbard didn’t like his tee shot on the par-3 eleventh — a lot so, the truth is, that he dropped his membership after impression, shoulders slumping. You’ll be able to in all probability guess what occurred subsequent. Yep: the ball hit the entrance of the inexperienced, rolled out towards the outlet, did a 360 spin and dropped in. An ace!

    By no means choose a e book by its cowl, of us.

    Jessica Marksbury

    Patacon.org

    As a four-year member of Columbia’s inaugural class of feminine varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everybody on the masthead. She will be able to out-hustle them within the workplace, too, the place she’s primarily accountable for producing each print and on-line options, and overseeing main particular tasks, similar to GOLF’s inaugural Type Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview sequence, “A Spherical With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in each within the journal and in video type on Patacon.org.

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