July 5, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
Seamus Power continued his strong form of late in America with another top 10 finish on the PGA Tour last weekend.
The Waterford man carded rounds of 66-71-69-67 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit to finish at 15-under-par – just three strokes off first place. Cameron Davis emerged as the eventual winner after a three-way play-off that lasted five holes.
Power’s strong closing round ensured he finished in a tie for 8th place.
The 34-year-old hit nine of 14 fairways and 13 of 18 greens in regulation. He was solid on the green too and did not miss any putts within 10 feet in his bogey-free round.
Power picked up a cheque for $211,875 in the process that took his season’s earnings to $672,679.
“I played very well for the four days and not making many mistakes with just the one bogey for the week,” Power said.
“I almost got something exciting going there at the end with my birdie putt on 16 hanging there right on the edge and leaving an eagle putt right in the jaws on 17.
It was Power’s second top ten finish of the season – and the eighth of his career on the PGA Tour – after previously ending in a tie for 9th at AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas.
He now heads to the John Deere Classic buoyed with confidence.
“It could have been a little bit lower but, as I said, overall it’s been a good week with my game in a good spot and I hope I can keep it going into next week.”