It was a very eventful day in Detroit on Sunday which saw a number of different players contend, but it was Davis, Merritt and Niemann who reached the 18-under-par mark.
A highlight of Davis’ round was when he holed a superb bunker shot on the par-5 17th hole for an eagle, and he followed that up with a birdie on the 18th hole for a grandstand finish.
The first playoff hole took place on the 18th hole which Niemann made a bogey on to drop out. Davis applied constant pressure to Merritt as he had a look at birdie for the win on each playoff hole.
They reached the fifth playoff hole, which was the par-3 15th hole, where Davis hit a solid shot into the middle of the green but Merritt fell short of the green, giving himself a tricky chip.
As Davis made a par, Merritt missed a short putt for par and conceded victory. The Australian became the seventh first-time winner on the PGA Tour this season and the fourth Australian to win on tour in 2021.
Cam Davis – What’s in the bag?
Driver: Titleist TSi3 | 9˚ | UST Mamiya LIN-Q Gunmetal 70X 6F5 shaft
3-wood: Titleist TS3 | 15˚ | Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 7 TX shaft
Irons: Titleist T200 (3) | KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 105 X (3) shaft | Titleist 620 MB (4-PW) | KBS Tour-V 120 X shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 | 52, 56, 60 | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron Timeless 2 Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x