PGA Tour Brunch | Rocket Mortgage Classic | R-1
@PGATourBrunch Previews the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic
DETROIT - The Rocket Mortgage Classic, which is being contested for the fourth time since its inception in 2019, is the 43rd of 44 events during the FedEx Cup regular season. With only two weeks remaining until the start of the FedExCup Playoffs, the Rocket Mortgage Classic provides an opportunity for players looking to secure one of the 125 spots in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Cam Davis returns to the Rocket Mortgage Classic after defeating 54-hole co-leaders Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann in a five-hole playoff to earn his first career PGA TOUR victory. At No. 76 in the FedEx Cup standings, the Australian enters the week with three consecutive top-20 finishes (T8/John Deere Classic, 6th/Barracuda Championship, T16/3M Open. Four defending champions have won this season, the most in a season since 2016-17 (4).
Reigning FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking and No. 6 in the FedExCup, on the strength of one win (Zurich Classic of New Orleans) and eight top-10s, including his last two starts (T4/Genesis Scottish Open, T8/The Open Championship). Cantlay is making his Rocket Mortgage Classic debut. The seven-time PGA Tour winner has won twice when making his tournament debut (2017 Shriners Children's Open, 2020 ZOZO Championship).
Four PGA Tour rookies are currently in the top 40 of the FedEx Cup standings, and three of them are in the field this week: Cameron Young (No. 13 in the FedExCup standings) Davis Riley (No. 24) and Sahith Theegala (No. 38). The Rookie of the Year as voted on by PGA Tour membership at the end of the season will receive the Arnold Palmer Award.
Will Zalatoris, the only player inside the Top 10 of the FedEx Cup standings without a win this season (No. 9), will make his first start since The Open Championship (T-28). The reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year has eight Top-10 finishes including three runner-ups, with playoff losses at the Farmers Insurance Open and U.S. Open. Zalatoris finished 77th in his lone start in the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
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Rocket Mortgage Classic | Tournament Facts
COURSE: Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
YARDS/PAR: 7,370 yards/Par 72
ARCHITECT: Donald Ross
PRIZE Money - Purse: $8,400,000/$1,512,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Cam Davis
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: The first two rounds (today and July 29) are scheduled for TV coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: ESPN+ Live streaming coverage will run from 7:00am to 6:00pm (ET) today and Friday. Weekend streaming on ESPN+ PGA TOUR Live from 7:30am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic beginning at 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) today and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage will air 1:00pm to 6:00pm (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
Rocket Mortgage Classic | Basics
The Tee Times at the Rocket Mortgage Classic today from 6:45am (ET) to 2:22pm (ET).
Weather: Today forecast is for afternoon showers and thunderstorms with temperatures ranging 66-82-degrees and winds blowing 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. There’s a 30% chance of rain. The weekend forecast improves and Saturday/Sunday should be mostly sunny.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 6:00am (ET) Friday
Rocket Mortgage Classic - Field, Updates and Tee Times:
The Field: (link)
Chris Stroud WD; Aaron Baddeley in
Brandon Matthews in (sponsor exemption)
Morgan Hoffmann in (sponsor exemption)
Wyatt Worthington II in (sponsor exemption)
Brendon Todd WD; Wesley Bryan in on his own number
Joohyung "Tom" Kim in (sponsor exemption originally used by Wesley Bryan)
Emiliano Grillo WD; Michael Kim in
Michael Kim WD; Robert Garrigus in
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying
Lanto Griffin Out 5-6 Months (Golf Week/USA Today)
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Casey, Others Discuss LIV, Protests (ESPNCom)
LIV Announces 2023 Plans (Golf Channel)
On This Day in Golf History
July 28, 2013 - Brandt Snedeker won the RBC Canadian Open, his sixth PGA Tour title, shooting a final-round, two under par (70) for a three shot win over Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Bohn, and William McGirt. Snedeker benefitted from shooting a nine under par (63) the previous day.- Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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