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The 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic - Opening Round
COURSE: Detroit Golf Club (Detroit, Michigan)
ARCHITECT: Donald Ross
YARDS/PAR: 7,370 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $7,500,000 /$1,350,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Bryson DeChambeau (July 5, 2020)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points Total/Winner: 2,989/500
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @RocketClassic
OFFICIAL SITE: (Rocket Mortgage Classic)
TV COVERAGE: Today, July 1 and Friday, July 2: 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, July 3, Round 3 coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. CBS takes over from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, July 4: Golf Channel starts-off the coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) and CBS wraps it up from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: Streaming coverage with Featured Groups via PGA Live from 6:45am to 6:00pm (EDT) today and Friday. PGA Live Coverage expands on the weekend with Featured Groups streaming 8:15am to 3:00pm (EDT) and Featured Holes 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on both Saturday and Sunday.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic will be on today and Friday from 12:00pm Noon to 6:00pm (EDT). Weekend coverage on PGA Tour Radio airs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) or until conclusion. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com
How to Watch: In case of changes, see: (PGATourCom)
4th of July Special Discount for PGA Tour Brunch
Rocket Mortgage Classic: 2021 Notebook
With only eight events remaining until the start of the FedExCup Playoffs, Harris English moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings and within 125 points of leader Patrick Cantlay. This event is worth 500 FedExCup points to the winner. Eight of the top 10 players in the FedExCup standings are in their 20s, led by No. 1 Cantlay.
Mito Pereira is making his first start as an official PGA TOUR member at the Rocket Mortgage Classic today after earning the “three-victory promotion” via the Korn Ferry Tour. Pereira is one of two current PGA Tour members from Chile (Joaquin Niemann), and will represent Chile at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo next month. Pereira has three prior PGA Tour starts (2021 Puerto Rico Open/MC, 2019 U.S. Open/MC, 2018 Wells Fargo Championship/MC). The last player to win in his first start as an official PGA Tour member: Emiliano Grillo/2015 Fortinet Championship.
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 6:45am (EDT) through 2:00pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for afternoon showers, temps 68-to-82 degrees, and very humid (73%). A 40% chance of rain. Tomorrow’s weather improving to partly cloudy and the weekend forecast is for sunny skies and lower humidity.
PGATourBrunch will post before 8:00am (EDT on Friday.
Next Week: The John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run (Silvis, Illinois)
Last Week: The Travelers (Results)
Jim Knous (out)/Mito Pereira (in)
Erik van Rooyen (out)/Ben Martin (in)
Tim O'Neal (in) - received sponsor exemption for winning The John Shippen
The Field - (link)
What They’re Saying:
Rocket Mortgage Classic - General Info (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch This Week (PGATourCom)
Lawyer for Mickelson Miffed at Resurfacing of Old Story (Detroit News/ESPN)
Olympic Buzz: DeChambeau Won’t Miss Tokyo and Olympic Dream (Golf Week)
#SportsBiz, Sports Gambling and Golf Industry News
Expert Picks - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks - (PGATourCom)
Business of Golf: Golf Genius Powers Handicaps (Golf Week/USA Today)
PGA Tour to Stop On-Site COVID-19 Testing in July at 3M (Golf Week)
On This Day in Golf History:
July 1, 1956 - Arnold Palmer won his first PGA Tour event at the Insurance City Open in Hartford, Connecticut, defeating Ted Kroll on the second hole of a sudden death playoff. Palmer won the tournament with a putter given to him by Kroll months earlier. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Lefty is at it again!
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