Rocket Mortgage Classic: Betting On Birdies And Fireworks In Detroit

A light week of top-ranked pros at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Just four of the top-20 players in the world including defending champion Bryson DeChambeau. He’s the heavy favorite to repeat, and I provide an early preview with notable players, odds, insight and information you can bet on at TheLines.

Rocket Mortgage Classic 2021 Odds


  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 6 OWGR)
  • Patrick Reed (9)
  • Webb Simpson (13)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (16)
  • Jason Kokrak (25)
  • Will Zalatoris (29)
  • Phil Mickelson (30)
  • Joaquin Niemann (31)
  • Garrick Higgo (38)
  • Max Homa (40)


  • Course: Detroit Golf Club (North)
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Date: July 1-4
  • Par: 72 / Yardage 7,370
  • Purse: $7.5 Million / Winner $1.35 M
  • Fairways/Rough: Bentgrass / poa annua, Bluegrass mix
  • Greens: Bentgrass / poa annua
  • TV: Golf Channel all four days and CBS final three hours on Saturday and Sunday
  • Defending Champion: Bryson DeChambeau
  • Twitter: @RocketClassic

More information added as available with some other issues to attend to this week. Bryson DeChambeau is a no-brainer as defending champ, key stats dominator and softer field, although the PGA Tour has proven the depth of talent and big longshots abilities to contend and win.

How to bet and golf betting stats, strategies, types of bets.

Rocket Mortgage ClassicKey Stats

  • SG: Putting (Bentgrass, Poa)
  • SG: Approach
  • Good Drives Gained
  • Birdies or Better Gained
  • Opportunities Gained

Rocket Mortgage Classic Picks

Fairway’s Favorites: Patrick Reed, Jason Kokrak, Joaquin Niemann, Emiliano Grillo
Fairway’s Longshots: Doc Redman, Sepp Straka, Maverick McNealy, Sebastian Munoz

Tournament Match-ups: Joaquin Niemann (+100) over Will Zalatoris (William Hill)

Tournament match-ups 18-8 in 2021. Cooled off in recent tournaments. Kevin Streelman missed the cut by 1-shot last week after going bogey, double, par, par to finish Friday, and a pair of bogeys to finish Thursday. Abraham Ancer was a win, top finish and golf pool pick, and he finished solo 4th after making the cut on the number and three best rounds combined Friday through Sunday. Harris English prevailed in an 8-hole sudden death playoff over Kramer Hickok at the Travelers. Golf is a game of inches and close calls, and Hickok found that out in the playoff in pursuit of his first PGA Tour win. We’ll continue to shoot for fairways and greens and fire for the flags.

Next week it’s the John Deere Classic in Illinois, followed by The Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in England. Just 11 PGA TOUR tournaments remain this season and 8 until the FedExCup Playoffs.

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay