Bryson DeChambeau wins Rocket Mortgage in his own way

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OBSERVATIONS

McNealy has roots in Motor City

Stanford’s product, Maverick McNealy, is not just a product from Silicon Valley, where his father Scott founded Sun Microsystems. Before that, Scott McNealy lived in Detroit, and Maverick and his three brothers, Dakota, Colt and Scout, are all called cars.

“My father grew up here in Detroit and my grandfather worked for American Motors,” said McNealy, who shot a 66 final round to finish 15 cents and T8. “… It’s fun to think back to the last time I was here, when my father caddyed for me at the US Amateur in Oakland Hills a few years ago.

“Our family all drive American cars,” he added. “I have my mother ‘s old Ford Explorer and we have two Explorers and two F – 150s in the family between my brothers and me. It is special.”

A brother, he added, has just completed his computer science degree at Stanford while working for Autonomic, which McNealy described as Ford’s cloud computing ability.

“Lots of Motor City connections to our family,” said McNealy. His last round would have been even better without a four foot 18 birdie putt missed by 18. Yet he was happy with the performance. “Making East Lake is my goal this year,” he said.

Hubbard walks to own the drummer

Colorado native Mark Hubbard, who now lives in Houston, shot 72 to finish T12. In the third round, he played alongside DeChambeau, presenting spectators with a drastic contrast in styles. “My caddy and I were joking on the first tee,” said Hubbard, a devout skier. “I don’t know if there are two other opposing polar people or players on the PGA TOUR. ”

DeChambeau’s epic tee shots drop the rain; Hubbard socks run forever. DeChambeau is the mad scientist; Hubbard admitted that he hadn’t heard of “specifications” on a golf club until he was a freshman at San Jose State. Basically, he said, “I see it and hit it. ”

Its only equipment quirk is its 33-inch putter; he folds so much at the waist to putter that his chest brushes against the horizontal. “I just see the lines better there,” he said.

His pairing with DeChambeau reached its comedic peak at the 14th par-5 hole, after DeChambeau “hit his regular player about 100 in front of me,” said Hubbard, who was well back in rough right. When CBS reporter Trevor Immelman asked which club DeChambeau had used, and he was told 8-iron, Hubbard tweeted that he himself only needed one iron 9.

“So I increased it,” he said, “but mine was a layup at 85 meters. ”

Hubbard (69) beat DeChambeau (67) until a four stroke swing in the last three holes.

QUOTEBOARD

“It’s nice to play on weekends.” – Rickie Fowler, who rose through the ranks with a final round 67 (14 cents, T12) after making his first cut since returning to golf.

“The week has been long and mentally exhausting.” – Cameron Champ, a late addition to the field after being medically cleared. He flew Thursday and shot a 66th final (T12).

“The level of play on TOUR for the first four weeks has been incredible. – Kevin Kisner (66, third solo, his best result since winning the 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play)

RÉCOMPENSES WYNDHAM

The Wyndham Rewards Top 10 is a season-long competition that offers a bonus of $ 10 million to the 10 golfers who finish the regular season at the Wyndham Championship in the top 10 FedExCup points. The player at the top of the ranking will win $ 2 million, with variable winnings for the others up to $ 500,000 for the 10th.

Bryson DeChambeau enters the Top 10 at No. 4 after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic, while Lanto Griffin shoots a 69 final for a T21 in Detroit to gain a place. Webb Simpson (70, T8) keeps first place in the ranking.

Here’s what the ranking looks like in this week’s Workday Charity Open.

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