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Rocket Mortgage Classic betting tips: DeChambeau favourite to defend title

| 29.06.2021

Preview and odds for this week’s PGA Tour event

Bryson DeChambeau returns to defend his title and we pick out some Rocket Mortgage Classic betting tips as the world number six looks to secure his second victory of the 2021 PGA Tour season.

The big-hitting American has struggled for form in recent weeks, carding one top-10 finish in seven events at the Wells Fargo Championship since the Masters in April.

The course at Detroit Golf Club plays over 7,370 yards which should aid DeChambeau’s bid, as well as the fact that none of the world’s top five are competing while Rory McIlroy is in Europe for the Irish Open.

DeChambeau, who leads the driving distance stats with an average drive of 322.4 yards, is 15/2 favourite in the Rocket Mortgage Classic odds to successfully defend his crown in Michigan.

Wolff ready to howl?

The tournament was one of the first events during the return to golf in 2020 after the global health crisis locked down the calendar, when DeChambeau transformed himself into the biggest hitter on tour before going on to win by three shots over Matthew Wolff.

Wolff maintained his strong run of form in 2020 after his second-placed finish in Detroit by recording fourth at the 2020 US PGA Championship, runner-up to DeChambeau once again at the US Open and second at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

His results started to slide before he decided to take two months away from the sport to focus on his mental health earlier this year.

He returned at the 2021 US Open and finished in a tie for 15th and will want to continue that momentum. Wolff is 22/1 to claim his first title since the 3M Open in July 2019 and is worth considering in Rocket Mortgage Classic betting tips.

Reed all about it

Patrick Reed has posted solid results in 2021 and arrives in Michigan on the hunt for a 10th professional victory.

He has missed only four cuts from 17 events in the calendar year to date, winning at the Farmers Insurance Open in January in what was the first of five top-10 results.

Patrick Reed features in our Rocket Mortgage Classic betting tipshampionship

The 2018 Masters champion is the second-favourite at 12/1 and is not the only major winner who could be in contention this week in Detroit.

Fellow former Masters champions Danny Willett and Bubba Watson and 2012 US Open winner Webb Simpson are priced at 80/1, 33/1 and 16/1 respectively to win the title on the North Course.

Former champion to shine?

Nate Lashley won the inaugural title at this event in 2019 despite failing to qualify for the tournament on the Monday, gaining his place as an alternate and the final man in the field.

He went on to claim his maiden PGA Tour title by six shots and could be an outside shot in Rocket Mortgage Classic betting tips at 100/1 to regain his crown.

Ryan Armour, who finished tied fourth last year, is also priced at 100/1, while Austrian Sepp Straka has had two solid performances in Detroit – finishing 11th and eighth – and can be backed at 80/1.

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.