2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic: Top 10 Power Rankings at Detroit GC

Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit Golf Club,(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Cam Davis, 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic, (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Cameron Davis had more of a controlled game plan last year at the Rocket Mortgage Classic than in previous years, and it paid off.

“I’ve missed the cut the last two times I played here, so I wouldn’t say necessarily it’s a place that fit my eye straightaway,” Davis was transcribed by Tee Scripts in 2021, “but this year I’ve kind of figured out a slightly different way to play the golf course and it’s going pretty well so far.”

The Aussie’s first career PGA Tour win came in dramatic fashion as he won a five-hole playoff against Troy Merritt and one hole against Joaquin Niemann, as well. Davis recorded rounds of 68-68-67-67 (-18) to catch 54-hole co-leaders Merritt and Niemann.

Davis was fourth in the field in strokes gained tee to green (8.448) and in the top half of the field in every SG category. Despite ranking T-59th in fairways found, he still hit 71.43% on the week at Detroit Golf Club’s friendly landing areas.

Not only is CD the defending Rocket Mortgage Classic champ, but he brings in great current form.

He recorded his seventh made cut in a row last week with a T-17th at the 3M Open. Davis finished top-10 the previous two weeks at the John Deere Classic and Barracuda Championship.

Davis can hit it plenty far at 41st on the PGA Tour in driving distance (307.1 yards). He’s sixth in holes per eagle (96.9) and will have good opportunities on the par-5s this week.

Despite no wins in the 2021-22 PGA Tour season, he’s been more consistent than when he won in the 2020-21 campaign. Davis also has a T-3rd this year at the RBC Heritage and made the cut at both majors he teed it up in, the Masters and PGA Championship.

It’s too bad he didn’t get a chance to compete at The Open Championship. He could have thrived like a fellow Aussie named Cam.