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Golf Betting Preview: Rocket Mortgage Classic

by Aaron AboodiJune 29, 2021

The PGA Tour heads to Detroit Golf Club in hosting the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic following a tremendous weekend at the Travelers Championship needing eight playoff holes to determine Harris English as the outright winner. While the same kind of excitement can’t be promised to be put on display at this year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, the field certainly has the ability to bring this tournament down to the wire.

A holiday weekend is upon us and the final round will take place on America’s Independence Day, July 4th. Last year it was Bryson DeChambeau dueling it out with Mattew Wolff for the victory. This year it’s anybody’s tournament to win, or lose.

With the Open Championship right around the corner beginning in two weeks at the tough Royal St. George’s, the top golfers around the world look to make the necessary adjustments in preparing for the season’s final major. The field includes some of the biggest names in the sport today featuring Bryson DeChambeau, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Matthew Wolff, and many more.

Rocket Mortgage Classic Players Odds

  • Bryson DeChambeau (+700)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+1400)
  • Patrick Reed (+1400)
  • Webb Simpson (+1800)
  • Will Zalatoris (+2200)
  • Jason Kokrak (+2500)
  • Joaquin Niemann (+2800)
  • Jason Day (+2800)
  • Matthew Wolff (+3300)
  • Sungjae Im (+3300)

Best Bets

Now let’s take a look at the best bets for the upcoming Rocket Mortgage Classic!

Bryson DeChambeau (+700)

Any time a golfer is listed as the outright favorite by so much, it’s probably for a good reason. DeChambeau was listed as the (+700) favorite as soon as the field was set for this weekend, and reasonably so. The defending champion knows this course and more importantly, knows how to win at this course.

Rocket Mortgage Classic Bryson DeChambeau

Familiar with the layout and various designs of the greens, DeChambeau has never been more fit to win a tournament. Using the driver as effectively as he did last year will play a big part in leading to a repeat win for Bryson. His drive developed into his approach shot and it was smooth sailing from there on out.

A stellar performance this past weekend by DeChambeau at the Travelers Championship just adds to the long list of reasons as to why he’s destined to hoist the trophy this holiday weekend. Shooting par or below in each of his four rounds was certainly a bright thing to witness after falling apart in the final moments of the U.S. Open.

While there’s no guaranteeing Bryson will win, he should certainly be in the mix and tee off late Sunday afternoon in the final pairings. With Koepka absent this weekend, all eyes are set in the direction of DeChambeau and any noise he can make in Detroit.

Webb Simpson (+1800)

Webb Simpson may be one of the most dangerous names in all of golf, when he’s on his game. Fairways and greens are the name of the game for the 2012 U.S. Open champion this upcoming weekend. If he’s able to do that, then he should put himself in solid shape when Sunday comes around.

Believe it or not, the heavily anticipated 2021 Ryder Cup is just a couple of months away. Simpson, who hasn’t had much time to compete this season, needs to start making things happen if he wants any chance of competing for his country in September.

The Detroit Golf Club is the ideal location for Simpson to capture his first tournament win of the season. Slopes of the greens will allow Simpson to go pin hunting and place the ball as close to the hole as he pleases. The putter will need to catch fire, and if it does the rest of the field better watch out because that means a very scary Webb Simpson has returned.

Good Luck!

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About The Author
Aaron Aboodi
Born in Scarsdale, New York -- he grew up a big Rangers, Yankees, Giants, and Knicks fan. Confident in his knowledge of all sports, but considers himself an expert in the NHL, MLB and NFL. He participated in varsity hockey and golf throughout his four years of high school. Currently enrolled at the University of Miami.