PGA Betting Odds: Rocket Mortgage Classic Has Familiar Big Names Topping Odds

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BetMGM Jun 30, 2021, 1:27 AM
CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT - JUNE 27: Patrick Reed of the United States plays his shot from the sixth tee during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 27, 2021 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

As the PGA Tour continues to build up to the next major -- the British Open -- in three weeks, the circuit visits Michigan this week for the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The venue will be the 122-year old Detroit Golf Club, and the PGA odds for the event are leaning heavily in one golfer’s direction.

The highlight of the elite group that has committed to the event is Bryson DeChambeau (+750 tops the golf odds), who ranks No. 4 in this season’s PGA FedExCup standings and No. 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR). He’s posted two wins this year along with a third-place finish at THE PLAYERS Championship, collecting six top-10 finishes overall.

After taking control of the No. 1 position in the FedExCup standings after his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, DeChambeau held his ground there until June, when five straight tournaments outside the top 15 dropped him from first to fourth in the standings coming into this week. 

DeChambeau will be looking to reverse the recent trend this week. One confidence booster would be that he did win this tournament last July at the same venue, finishing 23-under par and winning by three strokes over Matthew Wolff (+2500).

Patrick Reed (+1400) is the guy who could rise up and challenge DeChambeau, as his record would suggest. He won the Farmers Insurance Open earlier this year while nabbing six top 10s so far. He’s been consistent, missing only four cuts out of 18 tries, and he sits at No. 9 in the OWGR.

An intriguing candidate in this week’s PGA betting odds is Will Zalatoris (+2500). Zalatoris doesn’t have a FedExCup ranking because of a COVID-imposed technicality. He finished last year as the Korn Ferry Tour points leader, the junior circuit to the PGA. Because of that finish, normally he’d get his PGA Tour card, and he’d be eligible for the standings.

But this past year was unlike any other. The PGA froze the tour-card process, allowing all of last year’s participants to hold onto their cards regardless of finish -- while also not introducing anyone new. So Zalatoris is stuck in the middle. But he’s certainly in the OWGR (29th), well ahead of most of this week’s field. 

Zalatoris’ runner-up finish at the Masters Tournament and eighth-place finish at the PGA Championship turned heads.


Bryson DeChambeau+7504th
Patrick Reed+140019th
Hideki Matsuyama+180018th
Webb Simpson+180049th
Jason Kokrak+250010th
Joaquin Niemann+250025th
Matthew Wolff+250054th
Will Zalatoris+2500n/a (*)
Jason Day+2800100th
Kevin Kisner+330062nd
Bubba Watson+400068th
Keegan Bradley+400037th
Rickie Fowler+5000118th
Phil Mickelson+660048th
Brandt Snedeker+800010th
(*) -- Doesn’t hold a PGA Tour card, explained above in story.

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Brian McLaughlin is a content writer for BetMGM. In the past, he wrote for The Sporting News, headed up the PARADE Magazine High School All America teams, covered FCS college football for HERO Sports … and covered current PGA golfer Hudson Swafford when he was a teenager at Maclay School in Florida. Follow BMac on Twitter @BrianMacWriter.

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