This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.
Rocket Mortgage Classic
Detroit Golf Club
The PGA Tour heads to Detroit for the third installment of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
It admittedly felt strange when Detroit became the home of a PGA Tour event three years ago, but I have to say, this tournament is starting to grow on me. It certainly doesn't hurt when you've got a big name to hang your hat on, as Bryson DeChambeau won this event last year and is returning for another try. This spot on the schedule is generally a wasteland for PGA Tour events, as the U.S. Open is in the rear-view mirror and the Open Championship is still a few weeks off. Many golfers are taking the opportunity to take some time off as, you know, it is the summer after all. What we are left with then is a handful of top players teeing it each week – if we are lucky – and the odds of those guys playing well are pretty long, so when we get a star like DeChambeau coming through we should be elated.
The field this week isn't completely void of talent, as there are a few major winners in attendance like Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson and Phil Mickelson. Those are interesting names to be certain, but only DeChambeau currently ranks among the elite of the elite.