PGA DFS: 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic Coverage
Andrew Phelps brings you a preview of 2022's Rocket Mortgage Classic from Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan!
PGA DFS Coverage for the Rocket Mortgage Classic
The PGA Tour heads from the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Motor City for this weekend’s Rocket Mortgage Classic. Tony Finau picked up his third career PGA Tour victory at the 3M Open and leads a slightly better field into the Detroit Golf Club. Cam Davis will defend his 2021 title at the fourth edition of this tournament. We should see lots of birdies and low scores in Detroit Rock City.
There is a competing LIV Tour event going on this week in New Jersey at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. Controversy abounds at this event from the tour being funded by the Saudis to the tournament being played at former President Trump’s course. There are some new players making their debuts like Charles Howell III and Jason Kokrak. I think we will see a lot more golfers head to LIV after the Tour Championship.
The Field: Rocket Mortgage Classic
The 2021-2022 PGA Tour season is coming to an end. We’ve got two weeks left for players to make it into the Top 125 of the FedEx Cup Standings. That’s a factor you should take into account when picking players at the Detroit Golf Club. Some of these golfers need high finishes to get themselves into the 125 man field at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. The golfers who have already locked up spots in the FedEx Cup Playoffs are taking a break until the start on August 11th. This is another event that Bryson DeChambeau had won while on the PGA Tour but obviously won’t be participating. We will see Tony Finau, Patrick Cantlay, Will Zalatoris, Cameron Young, and Max Homa play this weekend.
The Course: Detroit Golf Club
The Detroit Golf Club has two 18 hole courses, the North and South. The Rocket Mortgage is setup as a stock par 72 and 17 of the holes are played on the North course but the par 4 third hole is the first hole on the South course on a typical day for the members. The course stretches out 7,340 yards with a full stock of par 5s. Two of those Par 5s are reachable in two by most every player in the field while one of them is 635 yards and was ranked as the hardest Par 5 on Tour. These are tough Poa greens that are hard to land and stick. The rough around the greens will give these players fits, so scrambling will be important and getting on the greens in regulation will be at a premium. When you look over the history, you will see iron play is vital to success on this course.
The Weather: Detroit, Michigan
This will be a pretty boring forecast. The temperatures will be in the mid-80s throughout the weekend with no rain in the forecast. The winds won’t get over 10 miles per hour at any point during the tournament. Obviously, any of those things can change but as of now, this is how it stands.
How To Watch the Rocket Mortgage Classic
The television coverage for the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Thursday and Friday will be exclusively on the Golf Network from 3-6pm ET. The Saturday and Sunday coverage will start on the Golf Network from 1-3pm ET before shifting to CBS for the afternoon broadcast from 3-6pm ET.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Coverage from Fantasy Alarm
The PGA DFS Playbook will be available on DFSAlarm.com Wednesday morning at 10am ET. We will also have PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET. We also help you with DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a run of PGA DFS projections.
I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook. As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games.
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