Six former Georgia golfers participated in the Rocket Mortgage Classic this weekend at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. It was a solid weekend for most of the Bulldogs as four of the six made the cut in the tournament and battled for the championship. The Red & Black take a look at some of the best performances this weekend from former Bulldogs on the PGA Tour.
Davis Thompson, the 2021 All-American, made the most of his sponsorship exemption for the Rocket Mortgage Classic in one round. Thompson shot a round best 9-under par 63 and sat at the top of the leaderboard by playing 18 holes.
This was Thompson’s third appearance at a PGA Tour event this season, after earning his membership on the 2021 Korn Ferry Tour earlier this year. Although Thompson could not repeat the same success as in the previous three rounds, he still finished 58th place at 6 under par 282.
Thompson’s finish in Detroit on Sunday was his second best season, behind his great performance at the Palmetto Championship where he tied for 35th place.
After a breakdown on Sunday at the Travelers Championship last week, Bubba Watson entered the Rocket Mortgage Classic for better results. Watson made the cut and was six shots behind the leaders at 8 undergoing the advance into the final lap.
It was a two-Sunday story for Watson as he looked like a very different golfer than the one who fell apart last weekend. He carded four birdies on the front nine and followed with four birdies on the back nine. A bogey-free 8-under, par-64 round was good enough to put Watson in sixth place on 16-under in four rounds of play.
Sixth place for Watson is his second best result of the 2021 season as he is still looking for his first PGA Tour win since 2018. He left the Detroit Golf Club with a profit of $ 262,500.
Of the six Bulldogs in the field, Kevin Kisner quietly had the second best weekend and was only behind Watson in the leaderboard. Kisner was extremely stable throughout the tournament and never shot a lap above par.
Kisner started his Sunday at the top of the leaderboard, making four birdies on the top nine to sit at 15 under par for the nine-hole tournament. His finish on the second nine consisted of two bogeys and two birdies to keep at 4 under par 68 on the round.
The world’s 48th golfer scored 15 under par 273, which was good enough to finish in eighth, his third best result on the tour this season.
Former Bulldogs and the rest of the PGA Tour will head to the TPC Deere Run for the John Deere Classic next week as many of the players on the tour prepare for The Open, the season’s third major, in just a few weeks.