PGA Preview: 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds and picks

PGA Preview: 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds and picks

The 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic is in its second year on the PGA schedule with some bigger names in the field. Nate Lashley will have to defend his title against players such as favorite Bryson DeChambeau, Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler, and others.

One name that is missing this week is Dustin Johnson, who won the 2020 Travelers Championship on Sunday. Johnson was one of my picks along with DeChambeau who carded a T6. You can check out the article for some additional insight by clicking the link above.

Johnson is not in the field this week which opens the door for players such as Tyrrell Hatton, coming in at +1400, along with Reed. Hatton placed T3 at the RBC Heritage two weeks ago. Here’s how the favorites coming in at or below +1800 break down this week.

Bryson DeChambeau +600

Webb Simpson +1000

Patrick Reed +1400

Tyrrell Hatton +1400

Hideki Matsuyama +1800

Defending Classic winner Nate Lashley (+12500) returns. Last year he powered through the field carding a six-under win over Doc Redman, who is also in the field at +4500.


2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Info

Where: Detroit, Michigan

When: July 2nd – 5th, 2020

Course: Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI

Par: 72

Length: 7,294

Purse: $7.5 million

TV Coverage: CBS/Golf Channel


The Rocket Mortgage Classic has been rescheduled from its original date of May 28-31. The course (Detroit Golf Club) remains the host. The Detroit Golf Club features two Donald Ross-designed links. The South Course and the North Course, which is the home to the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

The course was upgraded to host a PGA event, but still features classic styling with lots of bunkers and water hazards. Fairways are mostly flat with well-manicured out of bounds areas. Last year the course offered up the lowest cut-line (five-under) since 2016.

 


Rocket Mortgage Classic | Preview & Picks 2020


 

Top picks to win the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau +600

I’m riding with Bryson DeChambeau again this week at +600 as he’s proving to be the best player on Tour for the time being.

I talked about his muscle gain during the COVID-19 break and how that’s improved his driving distance.

That aside, his finishing numbers can’t be ignored. Since play returned, he’s gone T3, T8, and T6. In all, he’s finished T10 or better in nine of the twelve events he’s played in this season.

Viktor Hovland +2000

Norway’s Viktor Hovland comes in at +2000 riding a nice three tournament return.

Since play resumed, he’s improved his finishes going T23, T21, and a T11 last week at the Travelers. He won the Puerto Rico Open just before the COVID-19 hiatus.

Jason Day +5000

I’m probably out on a limb here. Jason Day has had a rough season so far with four missed cuts. However, his finish at the Travelers (T46) showed massive gains in confidence and play.

He finished all four rounds in the ’60s which is something that has been lacking from his game this season.

He’s not back to 100% yet, but a softer field, when compared to the last three weeks, could play into his favor.

Others I like to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic

I can’t ignore Webb Simpson at +1000. Rickie Fowler comes in at +2800 following a head-scratching season thus far with several missed cuts. Both Simpson and Fowler should be able to take advantage of the player-friendly design of the Detroit Golf Club.


Odds to win Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau +600

Webb Simpson +1000

Patrick Reed +1400

Tyrrell Hatton +1400

Hideki Matsuyama +1800

Viktor Hovland +2000

Sungjae Im +2200

Rickie Fowler +2800

Tony Finau +2800

Scottie Scheffler +3300

Bubba Watson +4000

Kevin Na +4000

JT Poston +4000

Rory Sabbatini +4500

Harris English +4500

Doc Redman +4500

Jason Day +5000

Brandt Snedeker +5500

Christiaan Bezuidenhout +6000

Adam Hadwin +6000

Lucas Glover +6000

Brian Harman +6600

Alex Noren +6600

Rafael Cabrera Bello +6600

Kevin Kisner +6600

Branden Grace +6600

Erik Van Rooyen +6600

Brendon Todd +6600

Harold Varner III +6600

Maverick McNealy +8000

Patrick Rodgers +8000

Si-Woo Kim +8000

Keegan Bradley +10000

Wes Roach +10000

Brian Stuard +10000

Chris Kirk +10000

Michael Thompson +10000

Mark Hubbard +10000

Scott Stallings +10000

Kyle Stanley +10000

Matthew Wolff +10000

Joseph Bramlett +10000

Will Gordon +10000

Tyler Duncan +12500

Nate Lashley +12500

Emiliano Grillo +12500

Aaron Wise +12500

Tom Hoge +12500

Lanto Griffin +12500

Sebastian Munoz +12500

Ben Martin +15000

Tom Lewis +15000

Luke List +15000

Matt Wallace +15000

Jason Dufner +15000

Peter Uihlein +15000

Charl Schwartzel +15000

Wyndham Clark +15000

Danny Willett +15000

Chesson Hadley +15000

Harry Higgs +15000

Andrew Putnam +15000

Russell Knox +15000

Seung-Yul Noh +15000

Sam Burns +15000

Pat Perez +15000

Patton Kizzire +15000

Sepp Straka +15000

Beau Hossler +17500

Talor Gooch +17500

Ryan Armour +17500

Wesley Bryan +17500

Jimmy Walker +20000

Shawn Stefani +20000

Troy Merritt +20000

Kevin Chappell +20000

Matt Jones +20000

Cameron Tringale +20000

Grayson Murray +20000

Cameron Davis +20000

C T Pan +20000

Adam Schenk +20000

Richy Werenski +20000

Henrik Norlander +20000

Sam Ryder +20000

Luke Donald +25000

Brandon Hagy +25000

Kristoffer Ventura +25000

Steve Stricker +25000

Kevin Tway +25000

Sahith Theegala +25000

Tyler McCumber +25000

Vincent Whaley +25000

Lucas Bjerregaard +25000

Josh Teater +25000

Stewart Cink +25000

Bill Haas +25000

Zac Blair +25000

Hudson Swafford +25000

Cameron Percy +25000

Kyoung-Hoon Lee +25000

Ryan Blaum +30000

Chase Seiffert +30000

JJ Spaun +30000

Ted Potter +30000

Aaron Baddeley +30000

Chris Stroud +30000

Jamie Lovemark +30000

Scott Brown +30000

Austin Cook +30000

Roberto Castro +30000

Bo Hoag +30000

Robert Streb +30000

James Hahn +30000

Brian Gay +30000

Peter Malnati +30000

Hank Lebioda +30000

Bronson Burgoon +30000

D J Trahan +40000

Zack Sucher +40000

Mark Anderson +40000

Ryan Brehm +40000

Tim Wilkinson +40000

Rhein Gibson +40000

Robby Shelton +40000

Xinjun Zhang +40000

Johnson Wagner +40000

Chris Baker +40000

Roger Sloan +40000

Rob Oppenheim +50000

David Hearn +50000

Jonathan Byrd +50000

Kramer Hickok +50000

Nelson Ledesma +50000

Sebastian Cappelen +50000

Dominic Bozzelli +50000

Matt Every +50000

Ricky Barnes +50000

Arjun Atwal +50000

Doug Ghim +50000

Greg Chalmers +50000

Fabian Gomez +50000

Michael Gligic +50000

Scott Harrington +50000

Seamus Power +50000

Ben Taylor +50000

Vijay Singh +75000

Michael Gellerman +75000

John Senden +75000

James Nicholas +75000

Peter Kuest +75000

Michael Kim +100000

Bo Van Pelt +100000

Martin Trainer +100000