Rocket Mortgage Classic Betting: Cameron Young a Very Popular Play

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Cameron Young hits from the eighth tee during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament Friday, June 3, 2022, in Dublin, Ohio.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jul 26, 2022, 1:01 PM

The last time Cameron Young played in a PGA Tour event was two weeks ago when he shot a final-round 65 to finish one shot behind Cameron Smith at The Open Championship

The golf betting world took notice; he’s a massive favorite among bettors at the BetMGM online sportsbook for this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club.

Boasting PGA golf odds of +1800, Young is pulling in the highest ticket (13.7%) and handle (21.6%).

And it makes plenty of sense.

Detroit Golf Club will yield plenty of birdies; in the tournament’s three-year history, the winning score has been 18-under better, including Nate Lashley’s 25-under in 2019.

The course doesn’t have many water hazards and the fairways are wide. It will likely come down to who makes the most birdies, which makes it no surprise why Young is the most popular pick.

Young has a 24.91 birdie-or-better percentage this year, which ranks eighth on the PGA Tour and is second in the field this week to Patrick Cantlay (25.53). He is also ninth in birdie average per round (4.35), which is also second in the field to Cantlay (4.48).

Although the rookie has yet to win this year, he’s 11th on the PGA Tour money list, 13th in FedEx Cup standings, and he has four top-5 finishes in his last seven events.

Will Zalatoris (+1600) is another popular player this week who is searching for his first career win and has been very successful of late. He has six top-6 finishes in his last 10 events. 

Zalatoris is pulling in the second-most tickets (11.9%) and second-most handle (18.8%).

Like Young, he makes a ton of birdies, which will come in handy this week. He ranks 17th on Tour, averaging 4.13 birdies per round.

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Cameron Young – 21.6%
  2. Will Zalatoris – 18.8%
  3. Max Homa – 13.1%
  4. Patrick Cantlay – 7.4%
  5. Kevin Kisner – 4.8%

Tickets

  1. Cameron Young – 13.7%
  2. Will Zalatoris – 11.9%
  3. Max Homa – 9.3%
  4. Patrick Cantlay – 5.7%
  5. Tony Finau – 4.4%

Cantlay has the best golf odds to win this week — +1000 after opening at +900 — and is drawing 5.7% of the tickets and 7.4% of the handle. The reigning FedEx Cup champion doesn’t have an individual win this season. 

Homa (+2500) has played in this event twice before, finishing T-25 a year ago and T-42 in 2019.

Defending champion Cam Davis (+3300) is drawing 3% of tickets and 1.8% of the handle.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”