As impressive as it was that Cameron Davis was able to push through a grueling five-hole playoff, how he got into the playoff in the first place was even more remarkable.
Davis started the final round one stroke behind Merritt and Niemann’s 54-hole lead, but at even par through 11 holes, on a Sunday where the vast majority of the field at Detroit Golf Club was going low, he had seemingly played himself out of contention. That was when he birdied 12, 13, and 14 consecutively to get back into the picture.
Still, after a bogey on 16, he found himself two back of the lead with two to go. However, he needed just one hole to jump into a share of a crowded lead, as he holed from a greenside bunker for eagle on the par-5 17.
Davis followed up that incredible eagle with a pristine approach to six feet on the par-4 18th. He made his birdie putt to shoot 5-under 67, reach 18-under for the week, and nab the solo clubhouse lead.
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