Our Favorite Longshot Bets & Sleeper Picks For Rocket Mortgage
Sam Greenwood, Getty Images. Pictured: Scott Stallings
- Our staff reveals their three favorite sleeper picks to win the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, which starts Wednesday.
- Find out why Scott Stallings and two other players are intriguing longshot bets with 100-1 or longer odds.
The PGA TOUR heads to MoTown this week for the second installment of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club.
Bettors will remember the inaugural Rocket Mortgage as a clean sweep for the sportsbooks after Nate Lashley, a Wednesday alternate, went wire-to-wire to lift the trophy. Lashley was added to the field so late that he didn’t have pre-tournament odds and he wasn’t included in DFS pools. Go figure.
Will we see another out-of-nowhere winner at Detroit Golf Club on Sunday?
Here are our favorite sleeper picks and longshot bets for the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Kevin Chappell (+20000)
We haven’t heard much from Chappell lately, as he’s been plagued with injuries on and off during the last couple of years.
Now healthy, I watched him play early Sunday on PGA TOUR Live’s streaming feed, as he finished up the Travelers Championship with a fourth consecutive round under par. Competing with a stand bag and UCLA hat, he’s got a me-against-the-world vibe that I love, just oozing confidence.
Throw in the fact that one player told me Detroit GC correlates nicely with Congressional — where Chappell finished T-3 at the 2011 U.S. Open — and I love him as a sneaky play this week.
Scott Stallings (+11000)
I jumped on Stallings last week after his opening round and he was able to work his way inside the top 10. His approach game was in good shape through all four rounds and the putter started to warm up as the week went along.
I’ll go back to him in this range and see if he can get into contention at a big number.
Wesley Bryan (+22500)
The YouTube trick shot star has a win on the PGA TOUR and is more talented than this number indicates. But perhaps more importantly, his game looks good right now.
He’s been dialed in with his wedges over the two tournaments since the COVID hiatus, and the short game — typically a strength for him — should come back.
He’s been birdie hunting lately, and if the short game comes around to minimize the bogeys, he can absolutely go low and contend here.