Rocket Mortgage Classic News for Monday, July 25, 2022

Rocket Mortgage Classic

Detroit Golf Club | Detroit, MI | Tuesday, July 26- Sunday, July 31, 2022

PLAYER FIELD NOTES:

  • The Rocket Mortgage Classic’s 156-player field is complete after Luke Guthrie, Chris Naegel, K.K. Limbhasut and Erik Flores earned the tournament’s final four berths in the Rocket Mortgage Classic’s Monday Qualifier at The Orchards Golf Club in Washington, Michigan. Guthrie, from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and Naegel, from Wildwood, Missouri, each carded a 6-under-par 66 to share medalist honors in the 18-hole qualifier. Limbhasut, a Thailand native residing in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Flores, of Cornelius, North Carolina, came in one stroke back after rounds of 5-under 67. All four players will play in their first Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Guthrie, 32, is a PGA TOUR veteran who will only play in his second PGA TOUR tournament since 2016. Naegel, 39, making his ninth PGA TOUR start, made the cut at last month’s U.S. Open and recorded his best PGA TOUR finish three weeks ago with a T16 at the John Deere Classic. Limbhasut, who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019 and played college golf with Collin Morikawa, will make his second PGA TOUR start this week. Flores, 35, was a 2008 NCAA Division I team champion with UCLA and is set to play in his second PGA TOUR event, and his first in nearly 11 years.

  • Emiliano Grillo withdrew from the tournament and was replaced in the field by Robert Garrigus (third alternate).

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AREA 313 CELEBRITY SCRAMBLE PRESENTED BY TOTAL HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION:

Tuesday, July 26 at 5 p.m. (Holes 14-16)

Celebrity athletes and entertainers scheduled to participate include:

  • Barry Sanders – Pro Football Hall of Famer, 10-time Pro Bowler with the Lions
  • Tom Izzo – Michigan State men’s basketball coach since 1995, Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member
  • Calvin Johnson – Pro Football Hall of Famer, six-time Pro Bowler with the Lions
  • Dylan Larkin – Red Wings captain, two-time NHL All-Star
  • Maurice Allen – Former No. 1-ranked World Long Drive competitor and former Guinness World Record holder
  • Kelley James – American singer and entertainer popular all over the golf world for his full band shows, intimate acoustic performances and one-of-a-kind tee box freestyles

PGA TOUR players scheduled to participate include:

  • Will Zalatoris  2022 U.S. Open and PGA Championship runner-up, 2021 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year and World No. 13
  • Tony Finau  World No. 16, three-time PGA TOUR winner 
  • Jason Day  Former World No. 1, 2015 PGA Championship winner and 12-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Rickie Fowler – Five-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Matt Kuchar – Nine-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Kevin Kisner – World No. 27 and four-time PGA TOUR winner

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EVENT SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, July 26

10 a.m. – Gates open

2 p.m. – Youth Golf Clinic presented by The Children’s Foundation (Member driving range)

5 p.m. – AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble presented by the Total Health Care Foundation (Holes 14-16)

Wednesday, July 27

6:45 a.m. – Gates open

All Day – Delta Dental Pro-Am at the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Thursday, July 28

6:45 a.m. – Gates open

11 a.m. – Shared hospitality opens

7 a.m.-6 p.m. (approx.) – Round 1, Rocket Mortgage Classic

Friday, July 29

6:45 a.m. – Gates open

11 a.m. – Shared hospitality opens

7 a.m.-6 p.m. (approx.) – Round 2, Rocket Mortgage Classic

Saturday, July 30

7:15 a.m. – Gates open

11 a.m. – Shared hospitality opens

8 a.m.-6 p.m. (approx.) – Round 3, Rocket Mortgage Classic

Sunday, July 31

7:15 a.m. – Gates open

11 a.m. – Shared hospitality opens

8 a.m.-6 p.m. (approx.) – Round 4, Rocket Mortgage Classic

Immediately after play – Championship ceremony (18th green)

DETROIT GOLF CLUB

Yardage:          7,370

Par:                    72

Architect:        Donald Ross

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