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07/04/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/04/2020 17:03

Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

If the 21-year-old Wolff can win on Sunday, it will be his first victory since the 3M Open last year in Minnesota, when he made a 26-foot putt from the fringe for eagle on the final hole for a one-stroke win in his third tournament as a professional.

Wolff joined Tiger Woods and Ben Crenshaw as winners of a PGA TOUR event and the individual NCAA title in the same year.

The former Oklahoma State star, though, has struggled enough this season. He missed the cut at the previous two tournaments and was 54th at the PGA TOUR's first event after its restart.

Armour played well and was in a great mood on the front nine while making five birdies to reach 16 under, giving him a one-shot lead.

He chatted and laughed with some fans, watching the tournament from beyond a chain-link fence, near the seventh tee.

The former Ohio State player has his school's logo adorned on the bag, and that caught the attention of some spectators perched on a platform a few minutes later.

'Go get `em Buckeye,' one fan shouted from the backyard of a home.

Armour opened the back nine with five straight pars before making a birdie at No. 15, helping him keep the lead a little longer before Wolff surged past him.

Armour slipped further behind with a double bogey at No. 17 before bouncing back with a birdie on 18.

'It felt like the front nine was in cruise control, I had looks all the time,' he said. 'Then the back nine, it got a little squirrelly.'

DeChambeau birdied four of the last six holes and pumped his right fist after making a 12-foot birdie putt at 18, pulling him into a tie for second with Armour.

Troy Merritt (67), Mark Hubbard (69), Seamus Power (69) and Chris Kirk (70) were five shots back. Webb Simpson (71) had a bogey on the final hole, falling six strokes behind.