Rocket Mortgage Classic Betting Odds Preview

One of the newer events on the PGA Tour is on tap this week as the Detroit Golf Club plays host to the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

This is only the fourth Rocket Mortgage Classic, as the event was added to the tour in 2019. At Bovada Sportsbook, the favorite in Detroit is Patrick Cantlay at +1000. Cantlay is the top-ranked golfer in this week’s field and is currently rated No. 4 in the world.

Cantlay tops odds favorites ahead of Finau, Zalatoris

After finishing tied for eighth place in the Open Championship, Cantlay has finished in the top eight in three of his last five tournaments and in the top 15 in all five events.

Following Cantlay on the odds list at Bovada are Tony Finau and Will Zalatoris at +1400. Finau is coming off a win in the 3M Open, which was his third career victory on the PGA Tour. He has four top-five finishes this year, including a pair of runner-up finishes in the Mexico Open and the RBC Canadian Open.

Zalatoris has cracked the top five in five of his last 10 tournaments, which includes runner-up finishes in the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open. He played in the Rocket Mortgage Classic last year and finished well back in 77th place.

Davis won 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic in playoff

The defending champion of the Rocket Mortgage Classic is Cameron Davis. Last year he shot 18 under par and defeated Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann in a playoff. Davis is a +2800 underdog to repeat in Detroit this week. He’s coming off a 16th-place tie in the 3M Open but prior to that had posted back-to-back top-10 finishes in the John Deere Classic and the Barracuda Championship.

From last year’s playoff losers, only Merritt is returning to Detroit this year. At Bovada, he is listed at +5000 to win this time around.

The other winners of the Rocket Mortgage Classic were Bryson DeChambeau in 2020 and Nate Lashley in the inaugural tournament in 2019. DeChambeau obviously isn’t in the field this week after departing the PGA for LIV Golf. Lashley hasn’t recorded a PGA Tour win since his 2019 Rocket Mortgage victory and has missed the cut in four of his last five tournaments. Not surprisingly, he is a +15000 long shot to win again in Detroit this week.