The PGA Tour will make a stop in Detroit this weekend for the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
This is the second year of this event held at Detroit Golf Club. The tournament debuted in 2019, replacing the Quicken Loans National which was hosted by Tiger Woods for the benefit of his foundation.
The event is typically slated as part of the “Open Qualifying Series.” However, with the R&A being a bunch of bitches and cancelling The Open for the insurance money, The Rocket Mortgage Classic is just another pitstop on the schedule.
Let’s take a look at the course for this week.
Detroit Golf Club will play at 7,294 yards this week. The current iteration of the course is a Donald Ross design. With that said, this is one of his more straightforward renovations.
The course plays extremely straightforward with minimal hazards to consider. The biggest issue to watch out for are the sand traps littered throughout the North Course. Also, the longer hitters should have a field day this week leading to another weekend of low scores.
Drum roll please!
It’s time to get rich, folks, with our picks of the week!
The favorite according to William Hill Sports Book is the Incredible Bulk, Bryson DeChambeau, at 7-1.
For those keeping up at home, these are the best odds for the pre-tournament favorite since the restart. However, this is a Ross course so putting will be fun to watch this week and DeChambeau hasn’t done that incredibly well the past three weeks.
Before we dive in, I want to apologize on behalf of Bubba Watson. He apparently forgot how to golf last week and made a complete fool out of me.
With that said, our “Best Bet” is going to be Webb Simpson at 11-1.
He is probably the most boring golfer on tour, but after his performance in Hilton Head, I really like him to have a big week at a course that plays extremely similar. He is consistently one of the best putters on tour and that should pay dividends this week.
My “Dark Horse” this week is Jason Day at 60-1. Day had a tough week last week on the greens, barely missing nearly every putt in the final round by inches. It was gut-wrenching to watch.
I think he puts a great weekend together and is in contention on Sunday this week.
Finally, we have Matthew Wolff at 100-1 as our long shot.
The former All-American from Oklahoma State is one of the most exciting young guns on tour. He should play well this week on a course that should suit his eye very well.
There we have it. Go lock those in and let’s make some money!
How to watch this weekend.
You can catch Thursday and Friday’s action from 3-6 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel. For Saturday and Sunday, the coverage will begin at 1 p.m. and run till 3:00 p.m. on the Golf Channel.
CBS will then pick up the coverage each day from 3-6 p.m. Of course, you can always catch all the coverage from the first tee to the final tee with PGA TOUR Live.
A special message for this weekend.
Have a great 4th of July Weekend and thank you to our troops for their service that allows the continued freedoms we enjoy. Let’s get ready to do beers, cookout, and enjoy some fireworks with friends and family!
Happy 4th, yall!