Seamus Power continues to edge closer to wrapping-up his Tour card for next season with an impressive share of eighth at the close of Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.
Power posted a bogey-free five-under par 67 to end the event with a 15-under par tally on the host Detroit Golf Club course. It was the third round in four that Power walked from the course without a bogey on his card after earlier scores of 66, 71 and a third day 69.
“I played very well for the four days and not making many mistakes with just the one bogey for the week,” said Power.
“So, a lot of good stuff and I almost got something exciting going there at the end with my birdie putt on 16 hanging there right on the edge and leaving an eagle putt right in the jaws on 17. It could have been a little bit lower but, as I said, overall it’s been a good week with my game in a good spot and I hope I can keep it going into next week.”
The effort, coming on the back of a T12th in last year’s event, has seen the West Waterford golfer jump 19 places to 140th on the FedEx Cup standings with the leading 125 to earn automatic full playing status for the September commencing 2021/22 season.
Power has now made seven weekend cuts in his last seven events and also boasts two top-10s after a T9th in last month’s AT&T Byron Nelson at Fort Worth and now a T8th in Detroit.
It is Power’s best run by far, beating his prior best in making the number of weekend rounds of four events in succession early in the 2019 season in the 104 PGA Tour events he’s contested since his Tour debut in 2017. And his Detroit prize cheque of $211,875 has taken his 2020/21 Tour earnings in 13 events to $672,679 with more opportunities to come at Thursday’s starting John Deere Classic.
Meanwhile, Aussie Cam Davis made it a day to remember for Australian golf, doubling down on Lucas Herbert’s earlier Irish Open victory to come through a five-hole playoff against Troy Merritt to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Joaquin Niemann had bogeyed the opening extra hole to leave the stage to Merritt and Davis but it was the 26-year old Aussie who held his nerve after finishing eagle-birdie in regulation play to force his way into extra holes.
“It’s still so surreal for me,” Davis said. “I’ve been in some good positions before, but to play the golf that I played coming down the stretch was just awesome.”
And if two wins wasn’t already enough for Australian golf, Sydney’s Stephanie Kyriacou produced a bogey-free final round of 67 to capture the Big Green Egg Open, her second Ladies European Tour title, by two strokes on Sunday.
- Full Rocket Mortgage scoring HERE