Rocket Mortgage Classic 2022 Predictions & Picks: 3 Best Bets

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Sahith Theegala during the third round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Cromwell, Conn.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jul 27, 2022, 11:28 AM
  • Patrick Cantlay (+1000) has the best golf odds to win the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
  • The Rocket Mortgage Classic will be played at the Detroit Golf Club.

This is only the third year of the Rocket Mortgage Classic’s existence, and with only one week remaining before the FedEx Cup Playoffs, it’d make sense if the PGA Tour’s best players took the week off.

But that isn’t entirely the case. Five players in the top 20 in the world golf rankings are teeing it up, including No. 4 Patrick Cantlay, who has the best PGA golf odds at +1000.

Detroit Golf Club should yield plenty of birdies; the winning score has been 18-under or better in all three editions of the event. There isn’t much trouble on a course known for wide fairways, oversized greens, and few water hazards. 

Regarding course comps, I’m looking at TPC Twin Cities (3M Open) and TPC Deer Run (John Deere Classic). Players who fared well at these courses have a good chance of carrying it over to this week.

The winner’s payout for the Rocket Mortgage Classic is $1,512,000.

Here are my three best bets, and also check out my PGA Power Rankings

Sahith Theegala Top-10 Finish: +333

Theegala missed the cut at last week’s 3M Open, but that means an even better price this week. 

The rookie nearly won the Travelers Championship a few weeks ago and followed it up with a T-16 finish at the John Deere Classic a week later. The last time he missed a cut (Zurich Classic), he followed it up with a top-25 finish at the Mexico Open at Vidanta, and the time before that, he finished T-7 at the Valspar Championship.

Taylor Pendrith Top-20 Finish: +190

This is a big week for Pendrith, who’s 104th in the FedEx Cup point standings and needs a decent showing to secure his spot in the playoffs.

After missing four months due to a rib injury and COVID, he’s finished in the top 15 in back-to-back events since returning. And many might forget he finished T-13 at the Players Championship, his last tournament before the long layoff. 

Callum Tarren Top-20 Finish: +275

Remember those course comps? Tarren finished T-7 last week at the 3M Open and then T-6 at the John Deere Classic. Based on that alone, he should have another solid week.

Tarren was also in the mix early at the U.S. Open before shooting a 78 in the third round.

He’s one of the longer hitters on the Tour, which should give him a lot of birdie looks.

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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.”