The next PGA Tour event is happening this week in Motown, as the Detroit Golf Club is set to host just the second staging of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. This will be the fifth tournament since the season restarted following postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic is posing to be a more wide-open race than most other tournaments on schedule, as it will not be seeing any of the top five golfers on the planet teeing off.
While that’s no good news for fans of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, and Brooks Koepka, that’s something worth celebrating for fans of Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Patrick Reed, who are among the favorites with the big cats away. Not having the five of the world’s best golfers in Detroit should make that over $7 million in total prize money even more tantalizing. Register below to make your picks and read on for a breakdown of the purse.
Updated Purse and Prize Money Breakdown for the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA Golf Tournament Running from July 2-5 2020
Where: Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
When: July 2-5 2020
TV Broadcast: ESPN/CBS
The Total Payout – $7.5 million
Last year, Nate Lashley won the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic, and for that, he went home with a signed check worth $1.314 million, taken from the total pot of $7.3 million. This year, the Rocket Mortgage Classic has boosted the prize by adding $200,000 more. That means the winner of the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic will be expecting $1.35 million in his bank account. Not bad for a few days of work at the golf course, right? Speaking of Lashley, he’ll be trying to defend his Rocket Mortgage Classic title this week, though, he’s a long shot at betting odds of +12500 to win again. The current favorite is Bryson DeChambeau (+650), while Webb Simpson and Tyrrell Hatton have the next shortest odds with +1100 and +1400, respectively.
The Complete Breakdown
Based on the standardized formula that the PGA Tour is using in dividing the purse for each major event, here’s what the top-10 finishers in the tournament will receive.
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