2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic Odds & Field: Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler & Collin Morikawa Favored
Via Richard Heathcote/Getty Images. Pictured: Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the sixth tee during the final round of the 123rd U.S. Open Championship at The Los Angeles Country Club on June 18, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic Odds
Odds via bet365
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The PGA Tour heads to Detroit, Michigan, for the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club.
Defending 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic winner Tony Finau is favored to defend his title this week at +1300 via bet365. After winning the week before this tournament last year at the 2022 3M Open, Finau won for the second consecutive week in dominant fashion, and his score of 26-under was five shots clear of a trio of golfers in second place.
After winning twice on Tour last season, Finau has won another pair of events this season with victories at the Cadence Bank Houston Open in November and the Mexico Open in April. He enters off a T45 finish at the Travelers Championship this past weekend.
Five-time PGA Tour winner Rickie Fowler is among three golfers tied for the second-shortest odds to win this week at +1500. Fowler has been playing consistently strong golf recently, and he has finished in the top 17 in nine of his past 10 tournaments, highlighted by a T5 at the U.S. Open.
Fowler has been going low. His 62 at Los Angeles Country Club tied the major-championship scoring record, and he followed that up by shooting a 60 at TPC River Highlands this Saturday en route to a T13 finish. Fowler has made the cut three out of four times at the Rocket Mortgage Classic with a career-best T12 finish in 2020.
Collin Morikawa also is 15/1 to win this week as he searches for his first win since the 2021 Open Championship. Morikawa is coming off of a missed cut at the Travelers, where he shot 74-63 to miss the cut on the number at -3. The California product has quietly put together his best season on Tour in terms of Strokes Gained: Total (+1.355) this year as his steady approach play is second on Tour this year (+1.135).
Justin Thomas shares the second-shortest odds at +1500 this week after a strong showing in Connecticut this past weekend. After missing consecutive cuts at the Memorial and the U.S. Open, Thomas bounced back with a T9 at the Travelers Championship. Like Morikawa, this will be JT's first appearance at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Max Homa is the fifth and final player with opening odds of 20/1 or shorter as he opened at +1700 at bet365. Like his fellow California Golden Bear Morikawa, Homa enters off of a missed cut on the number at the Travelers Championship. He has played at Detroit Golf Club three times, making the cut in each appearance with top-25 finishes each of the last two years.
As of Monday morning, Travelers Championship winner Keegan Bradley is still in the field and has the ninth-shortest odds to win this week at +3500. Bradley now has two wins this season on the PGA Tour and has ascended to fifth in the FedExCup Regular Season Points List. He has played in the Rocket Mortgage Classic each of the past three years, finishing between T14 and T45 each time.
Detroit Golf Club is a 7,370-yard par-72 with four par-5s, four par-3s and 10 par-4s. Donald Ross designed both the North and South Courses at Detroit Golf Club starting in 1913, and the club has roots all the way back to 1899. The Rocket Mortgage Classic will feature 17 holes from the North Course and one hole from the South Course this week.
Nearly 45% of approach shots at Detroit Golf Club have come within 150 yards each of the last three years at the Rocket Mortgage Classic as players frequently have scoring clubs in the hands. Detroit Golf Club has generated a below-average percentage of approach shots from 150-225 yards (roughly 30%) each of the last three seasons.
Finau, Cameron Davis and Nate Lashley are the three past Rocket Mortgage Classic winners in the field this week. The Rocket Mortgage Classic dates back to just 2019 after it replaced the Quicken Loans National on the PGA Tour schedule. After being held the week after the 3M Open last year in late July, the Rocket Mortgage Classic has been moved up a month on the schedule this year.