Golf betting tips: Preview and tips for the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic
The Rocket Mortgage Classic was first played in 2019. The tournament replaced the Quicken Loans National on the PGA Tour schedule.
The host course for the Rocket Mortgage Classic is the North Course at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan.
Detroit Golf Club was founded in 1899 by William R. Farrand as an exclusive private golf club. Bert Way designed the original 6 hole course and the layout gradually increased to 9 holes in 1900.
In 1906 the club was formally opened and in 1913 some additional property was bought. Donald Ross was retained to survey, design and build two courses on the property which became the North and South Courses.
At just over 7,000 yards from the back sticks, the North Course is the longer of the two layouts. However, with rerouting and the construction of several new tee boxes, the course plays as a 7,300+ yard Par 72 for the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
As part of the rerouting and in an effort to lengthen and toughen the course, the first hole from the South Course will play as the third hole in the championship layout.
The North Course features narrow, tree-lined fairways which makes club selection from the tee box an important part of play. Also, several holes are doglegged requiring an ability to shape the ball both ways.
The North Course demands precision and rewards ball-strikers. A variety of approach shots will be required to find the tricky green complexes.
Scoring levels this week will ultimately be dictated by how penal the fairway rough will be and more importantly how slick and fast the undulating greens will play.
Detroit Golf Club (North Course) Scorecard
Rocket Mortgage Classic Winning Formula
Last 4 Champions of the Rocket Mortgage Classic
|2022||Tony Finau||United States||262||-26|
|2020||Bryson DeChambeau||United States||265||-23|
|2019||Nate Lashley||United States||263||-25|
The following table details the Average Strokes Gained in each of the key strokes gained categories for the past four champions of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
|Last 4 Champions|
Strokes Gained Category
|Average Strokes Gained||Average Finishing |
Position SG Category
Graphing the above Average Strokes Gained gives a visual check on the likely key areas required for success at this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Expect players in the mix to have a healthy percentage of greens in regulation with first class putting and a low scoring average on the stock Par 5s
Rocket Mortgage Classic Tips 2023
Hideki Matsuyama 16/1 (E/W) – has 2 x Top 25’s in the Rocket Mortgage Classic including a T13 in the inaugural playing of the event in 2019. In the last couple of weeks he has had a pair of Top 16 finishes either side of a T32 in the US Open. At last week’s Travelers Championship he was 10th in Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green and 40th in Strokes Gained Putting. No surprise to see the talented 31-year-old feature inside the Top 15 in this week’s Stats Analysis. It is wise to pay attention when his eye is ‘in‘ with the flat-stick and if he is in the groove come tee time Thursday then he will be a force to be reckoned with. Decent each way value.
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