The next stop on the 2020-21 PGA TOUR happens this week as the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic is set to take place from Thursday, July 1 to Sunday, July 4. This is the third tournament in the event’s history and it will, once again, take place at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, MI. Bryson DeChambeau won last year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, defeating Matthew Wolff by three strokes to walk away with the victory. Now, DeChambeau enters this week’s tournament as the favorite.
BetOnline is favoring DeChambeau to win the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic at +800 — by far the best odds out of all participating golfers. On one hand, it shouldn’t be surprising. After all, he did win the most recent iteration of the tournament where he shot a 66, 67, 67, and 65 across all four rounds.
On the other hand, DeChambeau has been playing well in general on the current tour. He’s one of a handful of golfers who’ve won multiple tournaments this season, as he won the 2020 U.S. Open and the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational. He's made the cut in 15 of the 16 events that he’s competed in, gathering nine top-25 finishes along the way. Even though he hasn’t won a tournament since March, DeChambeau has been a model for consistency this year and that’s why he’s the favorite entering the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, June 29
- Bryson DeChambeau (+800)
- Patrick Reed (+1400)
- Hideki Matsuyama (+1600)
- Webb Simpson (+1700)
- Will Zalatoris (+2200)
- Jason Kokrak (+2500)
- Joaquin Niemann (+2500)
- Kevin Kisner (+3300)
- Matthew Wolff (+3300)
- Sungjae Im (+3300)
- Charley Hoffman (+4000)
- Doc Redman (+4000)
Complete odds list available at BetOnline.ag.
Reed, Matsuyama Have Next Best Odds
At +1400 odds, Patrick Reed has the second-best shot at winning this year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, according to BetOnline. He’s competed twice at the tournament in the past, having finished 5th in 2019 before failing to make the cut last year. The good news is that the 30-year-old San Antonio, TX native has been playing well as of late, finishing top-25 in five of his last six outings. That includes when he finished 5th at the Memorial Tournament at the start of June. Reed also won the Farmers Insurance Open back in January, so he’ll be one of the few golfers this week with a win under his belt on the current PGA tour.
There’s also Hideki Matsuyama, who isn’t that far behind Reed when it comes to Rocket Mortgage Classic odds (+1600). Matsuyama has also competed at the Detroit Golf Club twice in the past, finishing in 13th and 21st respectively over the last two years. Considering how he shot a 65 in Round 3 of the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic, it’s safe to say that he knows his way around the course. Matsuyama also won the 2021 Masters Tournament back in April. However, he’s failed to finish above 23rd in the four subsequent events. Perhaps this week’s tournament will help him get back on track.
Can Wolff Get Revenge at the Rocket Mortgage Classic?
If someone’s had a rollercoaster of a PGA season, it’s Matthew Wolff. He opened the current tour by coming in 2nd at the 2020 U.S. Open and followed it up with another 2nd-place finish at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open a few weeks later. However, those have been Wolff’s sole top-10 finishes of the tour. Since then, he’s been cut three times, withdrawn twice and was even disqualified. However, after taking a break from the sport, he’s looking to turn things around.
Even though he finished 2nd at last year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, Wolff is a long shot at +3300 odds to win it this year. To get to the finals again, he’ll have to play as he did last year, which included shooting a 64 in both Rounds 2 and 3.