Rocket Mortgage Classic

by Dave jordan on June 30, 2021
The PGA Tour heads to Detroit this week for the Rocket Mortgage Classic played at the Detroit Golf Club. With it's tree-lined fairways, lots of bunkers and small poa annua greens, the DGC hasn't proved to be too difficult for these guys with the 2 previous winners shooting 25 and 23 under par, so we're looking for the winner to go low this week.
Date: 1 - 4 July, 2021
Course: Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
Length: 6,739 meters
Par: 72

Key Stats

  • Strokes Gained: Off The Tee
  • Strokes Gained: Tee To Green
  • Scrambling
  • Greens In Regulation
  • Putting Average
  • Strokes Gained: Putting
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Birdie or Better
  • Par 4s: 350-400 Yards
  • Poa Annua Putting
  • 3M Open
  • Sanderson Farms Championship
  • Greenbrier Form
  • Sedgefield CC Form (Wyndham Championhip)
  • Pinehurst Form (2014 US Open)
  • Oak Hill Form (2013 PGA Championship)
  • Plainfield Form (2015 Barclays)
  • Aronimik GC (2018 BMW Championship)

Course Winners

2020 - Bryson DeChambeau
2019 - Nate Lashley

Winner Profile

There has been just one edition of the Rocket Mortgage Classic so no clear data/angle but accuracy with irons and a good ability to scramble is key. Putting is critically important here. Looking for form across Donald Ross classic courses

Top Chances

Webb Simpson: Form and health are a concern but everything else lines up nicely. Finished 8th here on debut in the tournament last year. Leads the Tour in Scrambling and Bogey Avoidance. Also ranks 19th in Birdie or Better and 20th in Strokes Gained: Putting. Finished Top 3 at the last two Wyndhams and has a T-6 at the 2018 BMW Championship.

Joaquin Niemann: Best play in the tournament. Won at Greenbrier in 2018 after a Top 5 the year prior. Also has Top 25 finishes at the 2019 Wyndham and 2019 3M Open. Finished 5th here at his only crack. Ranks 12th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee and 17th in Birdie or Better.

Jason Kokrak: Elite-level player who ranks 2nd in Strokes Gained: Putting and 16th in Birdie or Better. Finished Top 15 at the Wyndham his last two starts. Also finished 3rd at the 2018 Greenbrier and 19th in the 2018 BMW Championship. Already won twice this season.
Mid-Tier Chances
Sungjae Im: Finished Top 10 at the last two Wyndhams while he finished 2nd in the 2019 Sanderson Farms, 15th in the 2019 3M Open and 19th in the 2019 Greenbrier. Ranks 14th on Tour in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee. Finished T-21 here two years back.
Keegan Bradley: Great form on the correlation courses. Won the 2018 BMW Championship while he finished 4th in the 2014 US Open and 2020 Sanderson Farms. Also has Top 20 finishes at his last two starts at Greenbrier and in the 2013 PGA Championship. Ranks 8th in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green and 20th in GIR. Form is good with four Top 20s in his last six starts including two Top 4s.
Doug Ghim: Ranks 11th in GIR, 14th in Scrambling and 20th in Bogey Avoidance. Finished Top 25 in both the 3M Open and Sanderson Farms Classic. Two Top 15s in his last six starts.
Outside Chances
Charles Howell III: Veteran who ranks 4th in Scrambling, 11th in Bogey Avoidance and 16th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee. Finished 3rd in last year’s 3M Open and has Top 25 finishes in the 2019 3M, the 2019 Wyndham and 2018 BMW Championship.

Brice Garnett: Ranks 10th Strokes Gained: Putting, 16th in Bogey Avoidance and 18th in Scrambling. Posted a T-6 at the 2019 Wyndham and a Top 25 in the 2019 3M Open. Posted a Top 20 only start here.

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