Relaxed Wolff pulls clear of the pack

05 July 2020 19:53:25 GMTPlus10

Powerhouse youngster Matthew Wolff will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic and the 21-year-old Californian believes a relaxed attitude will help his title tilt.

Wolff fired his second consecutive 64 at Detroit Golf Club in round three to propel himself clear, leaving Bryson DeChambeau and Ryan Armour tied for second place. Wolff made his PGA Tour breakthrough almost exactly 12 months ago in the 3M Open and is seeking to follow up in Detroit.

Since the 3M success, Wolff has failed to register a top-ten finish, and he is outside the top 100 of the world rankings.

Form figures of 11-61-21-MC-MC-58-52-54-MC-MC did not suggest he had a great chance of making an impact in the Rocket Mortgage Classic, but the Florida-based pro says an improved mindset has allowed him to flourish in the low-scoring Michigan event.

Wolff explained how the sounds of a nearby ice cream trucks circling the neighbourhood that lines the course have calmed him down and instilled a carefree approach which is working wonders.

"I felt like the putter was really good today," said Wolff. "I wasn't really thinking about much over the putt, lining it up, feeling confident in the line and stroking it really nice.

"I've really got to give it a lot to mindset," the leader added. "I feel like there were a lot of times in the past where I let my head get in the way. I'm taking it shot by shot, and whatever happens, happens. I'm hitting it really well, putting good, doing everything well. Just going to go out there, have fun and hopefully I hear the ice cream truck a little bit."

Wolff is 101.00 to win the Rocket Mortgage, and 2.00 for his final-round twoball against Armour.

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