Former Winona State golfer Troy Merritt shot a 67 to move into a tie for fourth place with three other golfers in the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Saturday at Detroit Golf Club.
The former Spring Lake Park High School standout is five strokes behind leader Matthew Wolff, who shot his second straight 8-under 64. Wolff was at 19-under 197.
Ryan Armour and Bryson DeChambeau were tied for second after 67s.
Wolff made a 14-foot eagle putt at the 559-yard, par-5 14th to pull into a tie with Armour at 17 under, and added birdies on the par-3 15th and par-5 17th. He finished with the eagle, nine birdies, five pars and three bogeys.
If the 21-year-old Wolff wins Sunday, it will be his first victory since the 3M Open last year in Blaine, 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.
He joined Tiger Woods and Ben Crenshaw as winners of a PGA Tour event and the individual NCAA title the same year.
Price won't play
Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year.
The five-time All-Star became the latest player to opt out, posting on Twitter that he wouldn't participate in the 60-game season that's scheduled to begin July 23.
• Masahiro Tanaka left the field at Yankee Stadium needing two trainers to steady him after taking a line drive to the head Saturday. The ball, hit by Giancarlo Stanton, hit Tanaka on the right side of his head during live batting practice. The Japanese righthander immediately crumbled to the dirt on the mound, Stanton and catcher Kyle Higashioka rushed to him, followed quickly by four trainers.
Tanaka lay on his left side for five minutes motionless before walking him off the field. The Yankees announced later he was "alert, responsive and walking under his own power."
AROUND THE HORN
Horse racing: The first English Derby to take place without spectators took a surreal turn as 25-1 shot Serpentine went out as the pacemaker and was never caught for an unlikely six-length victory at an empty Epsom Downs.
Auto racing: Twelve years after winning his only Indianapolis 500 on the Brickyard's historic 2.5-mile oval, Scott Dixon added a second title — this one by a dominant 19.9469 seconds over Graham Rahal in the IndyCar Grand Prix. … Chase Briscoe held off AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric over the final five laps to win the first Xfinity Series race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course. …Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for Formula One's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
NFL: The league reportedly plans to consider the NFL Players Association's recommendation to cancel the preseason.
NBA: The league announced the scrimmage schedule for the Disney complex, with 33 games set between July 22 and 28.
Saints: Chris Chinea hit a home run and drove in four and Sebastian Zawada homered and drove in three to lead the Saints to a 14-3 victory over Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, S.D.
staff and wire reports