In his first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Michael Kim hit 8 of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens in normal mode, finishing 1 point in the tournament. Kim finished his round with a draw in 72nd place with 1 points; Davis Thompson and Brandon Hagee tied for U7; Seamus Power, Tom Lewis and Matthew Wolf share 6 points less in third; and Hank Lebioda, JJ Spawn, Satoshi Kodaira, Kevin Kisner and Jason Day tied for 6th place due to 5 under.
On hole 14, 555 par-5 yards, Kim reached the green in 3 and made three puts after missing a six-foot putt, which he completed with a three-hit scarecrow, putting it at 1 per round.
After a 288-yard run at a 577-yard 17th par-5, Kim made his third 9-foot throw, which he threw on the bird with one hit to the hole. This moved Kim 1 less in the round.