None of the world’s top-five ranked players will be playing at the Detroit Golf Club this week for the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic. Furthermore, only three of the world’s top-11 golfers will be there. That being said, the competition should still be fierce and harder to predict. Trying to make sense of it all? Let the experts below paint a clearer picture.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA Golf Tournament Running from July 2 to 5 2020
Where: Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
When: July 2-5 2020
TV Broadcast: ESPN/CBS
|Pat Mayo||Kevin Na|
|Brandon Gdula||Sungjae Im|
|Rick Gehman, Lee Alldrick||Viktor Hovland|
|Stephen Hennessy||Bubba Watson|
|Christopher Powers||Rickie Fowler|
Golf Digest asked a handful of experts of their picks to win the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, and got a varied collection of names. For Pat Mayo, Na is not necessarily a safe bet, but has a better chance of winning than most other golfers with shorter odds than him, in part because the Detroit Golf Club seems to have the makeup that favors players like him. Na, who is coming off a solo fifth-place finish at the Travelers Championship, is +4000 to win this weekend.
|Expert||Golfer to watch out for|
|Mike McClure||Tony Finau|
McClure likes the value of Finau, who’s +2500 to win the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic. Although Finau remains winless on the Tour, he’s come close to taking home a win plenty of times. Finau has three top 10s and five top 25s on the season. His best finish came at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last February, when he placed solo second. Finau is also 32nd on the Tour in driving distance (305.2).
|Sean Martin||Viktor Hovland|
|Rob Bolton||Tyrrell Hatton|
|Ben Everill||Hideki Matsuyama|
|Mike McAllister||Bryson DeChambeau|
|Cameron Morfit||Patrick Reed|
|Jason Sobel||Sungjae Im|
The experts asked by PGA.com also gave a slew of different answers. Among them is Mike McAllister, who believes that Bryson DeChambeau is finally going to break into the win column this week. DeChambeau has been hot, stringing together 10 consecutive top-10 finishes, dating back to February. The long pause didn’t even slow him down, as he went with a T3 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, had a T8 at the RBC Heritage, and just last week, finished with a T6 at the Travelers Championship. DeChambeau is the favorite to win the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, with odds of +650.
TopBet News Editor – Ryan Simpson
|Ryan Simpson, News Editor||Webb Simpson|
TopBet News editor (and PGA buff) Ryan Simpson, is high on Webb Simpson, the highest-ranked player in the field at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Simpson (+1400) missed the Travelers Championship due to a COVID-19 related issue but is now ready to tee it off in Detroit. Simpson has two wins on the season, as he won the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the RBC Heritage. View Ryan’s full betting preview for the event here.
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