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Joaquin Niemann will travel the weekend of July 4th as the favorite to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic. IN Bookmaker PointsBet, Niemann, who was the favorite after round 1, is at +400 with 36 holes to go. The young Chilean, eager to start the calendar year 2021, appears to have taken on his early form.
After a few misses at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open in January, Niemann found himself in this situation again. After scoring 10 birds against zero ghosts in the first two days, Niemann used a balanced approach to get to 10 points. The 2019 Greenbrier winner will have to hold back a slew of pursuers if he plans to add a # 2 win to his style.
The pursuers include three former Georgia Bulldogs. There must be something in the water in Athens, Georgia, as it seems like every weekend at least one graduate has a chance to win. This weekend, this responsibility falls on the shoulders Davis Thompson, Chris Kirk, as well as Kevin Kisner which are all in the top 10 as they are.
With the scores not as low as some expected this week, the cut-off line settled 3 points lower, one hit higher than in the previous two years. Of the four pre-tournament favorites, only one will play on the weekend. Patrick Reed made a couple of pairs of clutch saves on my last two holes to cut the numbers.
Bryson DeShambeau as well as Webb Simpson bad luck. Both fought on Thursday and Friday and never succeeded. In the end, the duo finished 1 second short as neither of them took advantage of the scoring conditions that were introduced at the Detroit Golf Club. DeChambaut will try to quickly get rid of this as there is a big match on the horizon. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady with Aaron Rogers at his side on July 6th.
With some of our direct round 2 picks in the mix, we won’t be adding more until the last round. The odds for the matches have not yet been published on PointsBet, but I plan to target them to the players, depending on whether the opponent is ripe for a selection. Everything will be updated on my Twitter account either tonight or early in the morning when head-to-head matches are listed.
Updated odds of winning (odds via PointsBet):
+400: Joaquin Niemann
+900: Max Homa
+1100: Tom Lewis
+1200: Chris Kirk
+1400: Kevin Kisner
+1 600: Troy Merritt
+2000: Matthew Wolf
+3000: Russell Knox
+3500: Davis Thompson
+4000: Seamus Power
Round 3 Goals:
Playing together Matthew Wolf as well as Max Homa The first two days, Watson held out in the first round. However, when Wolf and Homa climbed the leaderboard on Friday, Watson didn’t. Coming out last week after a disappointing goal in Sunday’s Travelers Championship, Watson tied the score with birdies on two of the last four holes.
On Friday, he hit the top 25 of the Stroke Gained: Tee-to-Green rankings. After hitting more than half a hit on the grass in the 1st round, Watson lost almost three hits in the 2nd round. I expected Watson to bounce back with a flat stick in his third round and potentially return to this tournament. At the very least, he offers an attractive confrontation option, and I’ll be looking at him tomorrow.
Like Watson, Willett started well on Thursday, making round 4 to 68. After that, with round 2 to 70, Willett fought on the green field. Willett is currently in the top 10 in SG: Tee-to-Green, and is only in the top twenty on the leaderboard. I expected that tomorrow he will make some move, as the elements of his game will be there.
He just needs to fix a few mistakes, most notably with the club, as he wrote: –2.25 SG: Putting on Friday. Not only that, Willett should take advantage of the par-5 promotion. Playing with them in the 1st round of 2, Villette has left his share of punches and will undoubtedly need to do more in the 3rd round.
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Fowler’s day began rather strangely. With Hideki Matsuyama test positive for COVID-19 and refusal to participate, Fowler stayed to play together Phil Mickelson myself. This did not seem to bother the Rocket Mortgage ambassador when he applied at 4 – under 32.
He was unable to maintain his momentum as Fowler eventually scored a round of 3-under 69 to sit down in the 5-under tournament. Although he did a lot of long putts and even ditched the incredible birdie, I think Fowler is very close to something special. He’ll need to start taking advantage of the par-5 opportunities, but at +10,000 I think he’s an attractive option for your card if you’re looking for a weekend player.
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