Rocket Mortgage Classic 2022 Picks: How to Bet This Week’s PGA Tour Event

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Kevin Kisner of the United States plays his shot from the eighth tee during the final round of Travelers Championship. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

The PGA Tour returns to Detroit for the fourth renewal of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Rocket Mortgage Classic 2022

Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Detroit Golf Club

Par 72, 7340 yards


The Detroit Golf Club doesn’t test the PGA professionals as much as many tracks but last year’s winning score was 18-under in comparison to the 25-under that won in the inaugural 2020 event.

The well-respected Donald Ross was the designer back in 1913, the course has Bentgrass/Poa greens and a tree-lined tougher front nine, built on some of the flattest terrain the PGA Professionals encounter all season.

Bettors should do well to remember this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic is the penultimate event on the PGA Tour schedule before the cut-off for playing privileges and the FedEx series occurs.


Why Was Kevin Kisner the First Player on My Card?

At the price, Kevin Kisner was the first player on my card. Amazingly he opened up as big as +4000 in places, but I expected him to be no bigger than +3000.

It’s the couple of recent events form, along with his previous efforts at Detroit Golf Club, that make Kisner stand out. Four weeks ago, I was taken with his effort at the Travelers Championship where he was 6th with a poor final round. At the Open Championship at St. Andrews, he illustrated his good form with a 21st place finish on a track where his lack of distance of the tee wasn’t ideal.

This week the 28-year-old returns to a track we know suits him well with two top 10 finishes in the first three years of the event. Playing privileges don’t affect Kisner who is 32nd in the Playoff standings but one strong performance these coming weeks will lock up his place in the Tour Championship. We also know that Kevin Kisner is known to be a Donald Ross specialist, often excelling on all his tracks.

Therefore, let’s take stock, the South Carolina man has the maximum motivation, strong current form, loves Donald Ross designs, and cracking course form. When you add in that he took last week off to get over his travel back from Scotland, I think we can expect a strong challenge from Kevin Kisner this week so take him in the outright win market at +3300 with Bovada for our first golf pick.

Golf Pick: Kevin Kisner to Win (+3300) at Bovada (visit our Bovada Review)

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Golf Pick: Kevin Kisner to Make Top 10 (+400) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Will Cam Be Champ This Week?

Cameron Champ has been a little subdued in 2022 but there were signs of life from the 27-year-old last week with 16th place when defending his 3M Open title. That should have been a shot of confidence in the arm for the California man who has won once on his first three calendar seasons on tour.

This week brings a similar –if not easier– test than last with many of the same players excelling at both. His 12th place here in 2020 showed enough from Champ that the Detroit Golf Club would be fine for him despite the tree-lined front nine.

What I’ve learned about Champ is to catch him when hot, as he has spells of poor form and missed cuts. Last year, I timed it right at the 3M and this year I’m going to try the same thing at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Take Cameron Champ as a longshot win with Everygame (visit our Everygame Review) at +6600 amongst your best golf bets at BMR this week.

Golf Pick: Cameron Champ to Win (+6600) at Everygame

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Golf Pick: Cameron Champ to Make Top 10 (+600) at BetOnline

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Wallace Has It All to Play For!

Matt Wallace has it all to play for this week in the Rocket Mortgage Classic lying precariously in 148th on the FedEx standings. The Englishman has been trying to play both sides of the Atlantic for a couple of years now which is never easy.

There have been encouraging signs that Wallace is not far from his best form, with a little run of good results on the European Tour that saw him go close in the Dutch Open. For a few weeks after, he slipped out of contention but re-emerged on my radar with a solid week at the 3M Open.

With that in mind and maximum motivation, his result here in 2020 –when he was 12th with a poor final round that cost him a podium position– looks promising. After threatening much in recent years, it feels like Wallace’s career is coming to a juncture when he needs to show bottle and salvage his playing privileges on the PGA Tour. He’s an aggressive character and if he can channel that into a blinkered focus, this week could be a big one for the 32-year-old.

I suggest taking Matt Wallace in the Top 20 market with Betonline while adding him as a longshot win at the huge price of +17500 to modest stakes with the same sportsbook.

Golf Pick: Matt Wallace to Win (+17500) at BetOnline

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Golf Pick: Matt Wallace to Make Top 20 (+550) at BetOnline

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