Rocket Mortgage Classic 2021 champion Cam Davis talks Donald Ross, LIV

The parallels between the Rocket Mortgage Classic’s growth and defending champion Cam Davis’ progression as a player are strong.

Despite the newly created LIV Golf’s winnowing of the PGA Tour crowd, 2022’s RMC field could still be Detroit’s best yet. Event officials have made a pivotal date change and added multiple new fan amenities, drawing on lessons from the first three years. They also believe interest the LIV tour cultivated has helped sell tickets.

Meanwhile, Davis visited the Detroit Golf Club last Monday as reigning RMC champ. The Australian learned a lot while climbing the leader board during the first three years of the tourney. He missed the cut in the RMC’s first two years, then weathered a five-hole playoff to finally win in Year 3 — his first career PGA Tour victory.

Cam Davis celebrates after making an eagle at the 17th during the final round of Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Sunday, July 4, 2021.

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“Every year I was trying to try to come back — because I love this golf course —thinking, ‘Can I just do a little bit better?’ Davis recently told the Free Press. “And obviously, last time I did as well as you can do. The tournament had grown each time I’d played out here as well. I’d say it’s a pretty accurate statement. It’s growing as well as I am.”

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