Cam Davis is looking forward to next week’s hiatus – even if it means missing out on the last major tournament of the year.
Davis has had a few days since winning the playoffs at the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday. After drinking a burger and milkshake from the local Five Guys in Detroit at 11:00 pm (the only place open on July 4th), Davis stayed up late to watch the replay of the final round when he fired a shot from the bunker. Hole 71, scored last and won the playoffs with five holes. Troy Merritt at the Detroit Golf Club.
“I was so excited that I tried to ride the wave as best I could,” he said.
Ah, but that wave soon subsided.
Davis’s flight was canceled on Monday, so he had to make the trip from Detroit to Sylvis, Illinois, a roughly seven-hour journey at the end of an already long week. After the surprise ride, Davis relaxed on Tuesday with just nine holes as he prepared to play at John Deere again.
By the time he finished the game on Thursday morning, he said, “I was starting to feel normal.”
He played the same way, signing a 4-mo. 67 after scarecrow at last.
Of course, for the 26-year-old Australian, it could be even bigger. Davis was determined to play The Open after Kevin Na decided to give up his seat due to international travel restrictions, but Davis also took the pass as his first substitute.
After getting married last fall and applying for a green card, he is not allowed to travel outside the United States for the next six months while his documents are being processed.
“I am looking forward to seeing my family and celebrating coming back to Seattle next week and recharging a little bit because this week is already a little exhausting,” he said. “I am very tired. It’s nice to relax. “
Davis also has more work to do next month than he expected. There are only a few regular season tournaments left, and that win made him into the top 35 of the FedExCup standings, ensuring he plays at least two playoffs, and possibly three if he manages to break into the top 30 and reach to the final. Tour Championship. He’s heading in the right direction after his first round at the TPC Deere Run.
“I didn’t really have any expectations for today,” he said. “I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue to play well or if there would be a little lull after all this, but I am very glad that it will be.”