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Rocket Mortgage Classic: Opening Odds Preview

Cam Davis

Cam Davis

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Last week was not without its drama. PGA Tour veteran Scott Piercy looked to be in control all week and on the verge of earning his fifth PGA Tour win. However, the San Diego State product found the water on 14, resulting in a triple bogey, and followed it up with a bogey on 15, knocking him out of contention. While Piercy was struggling, Tony Finau began his surge. He was five back to start the day, but a 4-under-33 on the back nine catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard. He eventually went on to win the 3M Open by three strokes. That win marks number three for Finau. As of Monday morning, he will look to continue his outstanding play at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, Mi.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic staged at the Detroit Country Club will have a strong field this year featuring six of the world’s top 30 golfers. World No. 4 Patrick Cantlay (+900) leads the way and is the odds-on favorite set by PointsBet Sportsbook. After Cantlay, Will Zalatoris (No. 13) is the next highest ranked golfer, followed by No. 17 Tony Finau, No. 19 Cameron Young, No. 21 Max Homa, and No. 27 Kevin Kisner.

Last year Cam Davis earned his first PGA Tour win at the Rocket Mortgage. The young Aussie is back in the field to defend his title, and his odds are set at +3300. While the 2020 winner Bryson DeChambeau is not in the field after leaving the PGA Tour, 2019 winner Nate Lashley is slated to tee off this week with opening odds of +12500.

Detroit Country Club is an interesting one from a handicapping perspective. There are many pathways to victory here. Both bombers and shorter hitters have bested the 7,350-yard par-72 course. Precision on approach is vital here, yet not overly critical. With the smaller greens, great around the green play is necessary to remain competitive.

Before looking at the odds, I had an instant thought. Cantlay would be amazing at this course. Making his first trip to the Detroit Country Club, he is a worthy +900 favorite. He’s good on approach, a good putter, and has recently done well around the greens. With a few near wins in his past few events, it’s hard not to advocate for taking the lowest odds on the board.

Here’s a look at other notable odds set by PointsBet Sportsbook:

+800: Patrick Cantlay

+1100: Will Zalatoris

+1200: Tony Finau

+1700: Cameron Young, Max Homa

+3000: Adam Scott, Maverick McNealy

+3300: Cam Davis, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson

+4000: Adam Hadwin, Cameron Tringale, Chris Kirk, Davis Riley, Denny McCarthy, Kevin Kisner, Sahith Theegala

+5000: Gary Woodland, Mark Hubbard, Russell Henley, Taylor Pendrith

+6000: Brendan Steele, Cameron Champ, Kevin Streelman, Scott Stallings, Si Woo Kim, Troy Merritt

+6600: Jhonattan Vegas, Matt Kuchar

+7000: Adam Svensson, Alex Smalley, Christopher Gotterup, Jason Day, Nick Hardy, Wyndham Clark

+8000: Harris English, Joel Dahmen, Luke List, Michael Thorbjornsen, Patrick Rodgers

+9000: C.T. Pan, Danny Willett, Doug Ghim, Mackenzie Hughes, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Palmer

+10000: Callum Tarren, Dylan Frittelli, Greyson Sigg, Kurt Kitayama, Stewart Cink, Trey Mullinax

+12500: Austin Smotherman, Beau Hossler, Hank Lebioda, James Hahn, Matthias Schwab, Michael Gligic, Nate Lashley, Patton Kizzire, Russell Knox, Scott Piercy, Tyler Duncan

+15000: Adam Schenk, Brandon Wu, Brice Garnett, Chesson Hadley, David Lipsky, Doc Redman, Hayden Buckley, John Huh, Lee Hodges, Lucas Glover, Matt Wallace, Michael Thompson, Nick Taylor, Peter Malnati, Sepp Straka, Taylor Moore