This year’s 3M Open came and went over the weekend, resulting in a victory for Tony Finau. Now, the
PGA Tour turns its focus to the next event on the schedule: the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
One of the newer events on the tour, the fourth edition of the Rocket Mortgage Classic will, once again, take place at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, MI, beginning on Thursday, July 28. The course is 7,370 yards long while par is set at 72.
Cameron Davis edged out Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann in a three-way playoff last year to walk away with the victory. Time will tell which competitor will be victorious this time around.
Here’s a look at
FanDuel Sportsbook’s latest 2022 Rocket Mortage Classic odds, as well as some betting picks to consider this week. 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic Betting Odds and Tournament Information Date: July 28 – July 31, 2022 Course: Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan Purse: $8,400,000 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic Winner: Cameron Davis Odds to Win the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic Patrick Cantlay (+1000) Tony Finau (+1300) Will Zalatoris (+1500) Cameron Young (+1600) Max Homa (+2200) Webb Simpson (+3100) Cameron Davis (+3100) Keegan Bradley (+3100) Emiliano Grillo (+3700) Adam Scott (+3700) Sahith Theegala (+3700) Davis Riley (+3700) Kevin Kisner (+3700) Adam Hadwin (+4200) Chris Kirk (+4200) Denny McCarthy (+4200) Maverick McNealy (+4200) Russell Henley (+4200) Cameron Tringale (+4200) Odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook. Best Bets for the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic Tony Finau (+1300)
As mentioned before, Finau enters this year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic as he comes off a 3M Open victory over the weekend. Sometimes, it’s best to ride with the golfer who has the most momentum on his side. It’s hard to argue that it’s anyone but Finau in this case.
The good news for bettors is that Finau has actually been playing quite well as of late this season. The 32-year-old has four top-15 performances in his last six outings, placing T-4 or better in three of those instances (including his 3M Open win).
As for his history at the Detroit Golf Club, Finau has only competed in the Rocket Mortgage Classic once. This instance came in 2020, resulting in him finishing in 53rd place. Needless to say, he’s hoping his fortunes are different later this week.
Nevertheless, it’s hard to go wrong with Finau this week — especially when most of the major names won’t be in attendance in the Motor City.
Will Zalatoris (+1600)
Another golfer that’s an interesting pick to win the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic is none other than Will Zalatoris at +1600.
Though the 25-year-old is still searching for his first win of the year, Zalatoris has six top-10 finishes in his last 10 outings. In fact, he’s cracked the top-five in five of those events, with his two best performances being a second-place finish at the PGA Championship before placing T-2 at the U.S. Open.
Like Finau, Zalatoris doesn’t have much experience when it comes to this tournament. He placed 77th at the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic and that’s as far as his event history goes.
Having said that, Zalatoris is too talented to go winless forever. With the way he’s been playing lately, it’d be far from shocking to see him atop the leaderboard in Detroit when all is said and done.
Cameron Davis (+3100)
With a weaker field than usual, it’s hard not to keep an eye on any former champions. That’s why Cameron Davis, last year’s winner, is a pick to consider at +3100 odds.
Davis’ victory last year came as a shock considering that he failed to make the cut in the tournament’s previous two entries. However, those underwhelming performances became a thing of the past after the Australian shot a 67 or 68 in all four rounds before winning the aforementioned playoff.
As for his recent play, Davis has placed T-16 or better in each of his last three outings, including a sixth-place showing at the Barracuda Championship. He’s yet to win since his last trip to Detroit, meaning it remains to be seen if he can change his luck beginning on Thursday.
Sahith Theegala (+3700)
If you’re looking to get a bit more value out of you’re Rocket Mortgage Classic pick, consider going with Sahith Theegala at +3700.
Though he failed to make the cut in his sole tournament appearance in 2020, Theegala did shoot a 69 in Round 2, showing that he does have what it takes to have a solid performance at the Detroit Golf Club.
He was also cut at last weekend’s 3M Open but had placed T-16 or better in three of five events before that. His best showings were T-5 and T-2 placements at the Memorial Tournament and Travelers Championship, respectively, indicating that he can make a deep run.
With few other options to choose from, Theegala is a dark horse that could win it all this week.