The PGA Tour is in Metro Detroit for the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club this week. This tournament replaced the Buick Open, which came to an end in 2009 after six decades of golf in Grand Blanc. TheSportsGeek has the latest Rocket Mortgage Classic odds for all of the action in Detroit.
The winning moment for @TonyFinauGolf.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 24, 2022
Tony Finau is coming off a win at the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota. It was all Scott Piercy going into Sunday, but he faded down the stretch to T4 and -13 to par. Finau picked up the win at -17 to par.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic is worth a purse of $8,400,000 at the Detroit Golf Club. This certainly isn’t one of the big tournaments on the PGA Tour, but it fetches some decent players. There are some notable names on the Rocket Mortgage Classic odds board.
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Let’s look deeper into the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds and a quick breakdown of the field participating at the Detroit Golf Club. We will finally end with our top Rocket Morgage Classic predictions.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Field
Cam Davis returns to the Detroit Golf Club to defend his Rocket Mortgage Classic title. Despite winning the tournament last year, he isn’t the most talked about player in the field.
Davis doesn’t rate as well as some of the other golfers featured in Detroit from Thursday through Sunday. Will Zalatoris and Patrick Cantlay are the biggest names at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in my book.
Max Homa played two rounds with Tiger Woods at The Open and suffered the same fate at the cut. Homa had a disappointing tournament, as he failed to reach the third round.
It’s important to look at the Rocket Mortgage Classic odds board to get a good feel for what the bookmakers are thinking. The betting favorite for the tournament probably isn’t the most surprising player.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Betting Odds
Patrick Cantlay has leading claims on the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds board. This isn’t a surprise in the least given the field at the Detroit Golf Club. Tony Finau won as the favorite at the 3M Open last week, so we’ll see if that trend continues.
The oddsmakers at Bovada have Cantlay comfortably inserted as a +1000 favorite The 3M Open winner is the second-favorite to win at +1400. It gives Cantlay some decent breathing room on the board as the favorite.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Prediction
Cameron Young (+1600)
Cameron Young made a good run at the Open Championship in Scotland two weeks ago. Young did what he could to make it interesting on the final day. The 25-year-old finished 2nd behind Cameron Smith at St. Andrews.
It was an impressive Sunday for Young, as he fired off a -19 to par to edge out Rory McIlroy at -18. Young shot -7 on the final day, just a stroke behind Smith to force a playoff.
This wasn’t too much of a surprise. Young had been playing well this year and did it again at St. Andrews.
Against a beatable field at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Young’s patience may finally be rewarded at the Detroit Golf Club. He hasn’t played since The Open and should be well-rested and prepared for this week.
Will Zalatoris (+1600)
Will Zalatoris is another golfer that has been knocking on the door hard this season. He’s trying to get in, but it hasn’t been enough on the final day.
Zalatoris entered a big boy tournament right away and nearly pulled it off. He was the runner-up behind Hideki Matsuyama in an impressive debut.
Note that Zalatoris has finished in the top-10 in 15 tournaments this year. Since 2nd at the Farmers Insurance Open in January, Zalatoris has had some more solid results, finishing T5, T6, 2nd, T5, T2.
There are some of the best players on the PGA Tour missing from the field in Detroit this week. Zalatoris has a big chance of knocking down the door and finally getting the monkey off his back with a PGA Tour win.