This year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic will take place Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30 at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. Rocket Mortgage Classic odds will soon be made available. Rickie Fowler edged Colin Morikawa and Adam Hadwin in a playoff to capture the Rocket Mortgage Classic crown last year, and he is expected back to defend his title. Below we will provide a betting guide for the upcoming tournament in Detroit.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Odds
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The 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic field will be officially announced on Friday, June 21. Until then, here are the odds for John Haslbauer’s projected favorites a few weeks out from the event.
- Tony Finau +1000
- Sungjae Im +1200
- Max Homa +1400
- Keegan Bradley +1800
- Kevin Kisner +2000
Detroit Golf Club
Detroit Golf Club was established in 1899, but its history on the PGA TOUR is very fresh, joining the schedule in 2019. With its combination of very narrow fairways and light rough, the Rocket Mortgage Classic has produced an interesting mix of success from longer hitters who’ve taken a bomb & gouge approach and the driving accuracy specialists who’ve gained an advantage by playing from the fairway. In both cases, elite long-term putters have found consistent success at Detroit Golf Club. This has has been a common trend across most Donald Ross-designed courses.
In terms of course history, Chris Kirk, Troy Merritt, JJ Spaun, Kevin Kisner, and Tony Finau highlight the list of players who have repeatedly played well here, suggesting a trend of driving accuracy and cross-over results on other short, positional golf courses.
How It Breaks Down
Detroit Golf Club features your standard mix of four par 5s, four par 3s, and 10 par 4s we expect to see on a par-72 layout. As a par 72, the 7,370 yardage actually plays on the shorter side when considering that much of the length lies in the 635-yard par-5 fourth, a three-shot hole for all. Despite that, all four par 5s have a scoring average of at least 0.25 under par. The par-5 17th is one of the easiest holes on the PGA TOUR with a scoring average of half a stroke under. The course also has two par 3s under 170 yards which each have a scoring average under par. In total, 11 holes average under par, and only two holes feature an average bogey-or-worse rate above 20%. So, we should expect the field to go low once again and push towards a winning score near -20.
The concentration of four borderline-reachable par 5s and four additional par 4s under 400 yards creates a notable emphasis on wedge play at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Forty percent of approaches come form less than 150 yards out. That’s a significant departure from the long-iron emphasis we’re used to seeing on the PGA TOUR. In turn, that creates an opportunity to buy low on these wedge specialists. The top 10 in Prox <150 yards are Russell Henley, Chris Kirk, Wesley Bryan, Scott Stallings, Chase Seiffert, Andrew Novak, Adam Hadwin, Mark Hubbard, Max McGreevy and Cam Davis. Henley holds a significant edge in proximity at the top, three-times better than the next closest in Kirk.
Traits And Recent Notable Facts
The statistical breakdown of Detroit Golf Club tells a story consistent with the scoring on the leaderboards its first three years. This is an easy course.
In 2021, Detroit Golf Club ranked outside the top 10 in scoring difficulty across every statistical metric. It ranks bottom three on TOUR in terms of penalty strokes taken per round, missed fairway penalty, missed fairway percentage and SG: APP from beyond 150 yards. The one category in which Detroit Golf Club comes to closest to holding its own is putting difficulty. It ranked top 12 in this metric each of the last two years. It’s clear this tournament will be won on the greens.
DETROIT GOLF CLUB COURSE SPECS
- Yards: 7,370
- Par: 72 (4x 3s / 12x 4s / 4x 5s)
- Greens: Bent & Poa Blend (Fast)
- Average Green Size: 5,150 sq. ft. (Average)
- Average Fairway Width: 35 yards (Average)
- Rough: 4″ Bluegrass (Above-average)
- Architect: Donald Ross (Renovations from Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills, and Bruce Hepner)
- Historic Cut Line: -2 to -4
- Comp Courses: TPC Twin Cities, Sedgefield CC, Silverado Resort, TPC Deere Run, TPC River Highlands, TPC Craig Ranch, East Lake, Oakdale G&CC
- Hole-by-hole Breakdown:
Rocket Mortgage Classic betting history
It’s difficult to draw from any betting trends at the Rocket Mortgage Classic over its first four years. Two winners have been favorites under 12-1 odds, and the other two have been longshots over 150-1 odds pre-tournament.
It’s best to assess the form of the favorites entering this tournament, but in any case, longshots are worth consideration when betting on the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
The table below tracks consensus pre-tournament outright odds for all prior winners of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Find the betting history on this event below.
How to bet on the Rocket Mortgage Classic
There are dozens of different ways to bet on the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Once tournament week arrives in late June, there will be betting markets for outright winner, top 5 finish, top 10 finish, top 20 finish, and much more.
Rocket Mortgage Classic tournament props will be made available such as whether or not there will be a wire-to-wire winner. These odds usually fall around +900. You can also bet on whether or not there will be a hole-in-one during the tournament and find playoff specials like “Will there be a playoff?” and a “4 or more players playoff” with long odds.