It’s as you were heading into today’s final round at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, as we have tournament co-leaders in the form of Taylor Pendrith and Tony Finau. Here is our Rocket Mortgage R3 Highlights & Round 4 Betting Preview.
It was Finau who had the better of things yesterday, shooting a 65 which was one better than his Canadian counterpart. Overhauling a one-stroke deficit, Finau played his best golf when it mattered, completing his round without a single blemish. If he can repeat that performance today the title will surely be his.
Pendrith couldn’t quite match Finau for consistency. Still shooting prolifically, his card was spoilt by two dropped shots.
Behind the top two, Cameron Young maintained the pressure with a seven-under 65. He will start the day four behind the leaders and will hope to take advantage of any mistakes that the top two might make.
German Stephan Jäger made the most of moving day shooting an impressive 65 which will see him start the day alone in fourth place, five strokes behind the leaders.
Patrick Cantlay still has faint hopes of winning for the second time this season but will need an awful lot to fall his way. The reigning FedEx champion will start the day six strokes behind and will need to build on the 66 he shot yesterday.
According to JazzSports there are only five men who have a realistic shot of winning this year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic.
After his win last week, Tony Finau starts the day as the overwhelming favorite. Looking to return into the world’s top ten, a win here will also cement his position near the top of the FedEx standings.
Finau has always had a huge game but hasn’t quite been able to see out his tournaments. That rhetoric is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and he could banish it to the consigns of history with a win here.
Taylor Pendrith, who will start the day level with Finau, is a prolific winner on both the Korn Ferry and Canadian Tours. The Canadian has produced some fine performances this season and won’t allow Finau to win this tournament easily.
Cameron Young has announced himself in a big way this season, the 25-year-old New Yorker finished second at The Open and has recorded top 5 finishes at the PGA, Genesis, and Wells Fargo. It’s surely only a matter of time before the American gets into the winners’ circle and he has a live chance of it being this weekend.
Starting the day six off the lead, Patrick Cantlay has a lot of work to do if he is to win for the 9th time on Tour. Cantlay has played some consistent golf of late but will need those above him to have an off day with the putter if he is to stand any chance.
The same can be said of Stephan Jäger. The little-known German has played three solid rounds to work himself into contention. Without a top ten since May, its unlikely that Jager has the game to overhaul the leaders, but a solid top ten finish will result in a decent week’s work.