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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

JULY 1-4, 2021

Rocket Mortgage Classic

Location & Course Information DETROIT GOLF CLUB DETROIT, MICH.

The two courses at Detroit Golf Club were designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1916. The tournament is held mostly on the North Course, with one hole from the South Course utilized. The course was renovated in preparation for the inaugural tournament in 2019, with several new tees added. Yardage: 7,340; par 72

Drive for show and putt for dough? Rocket Mortgage Classic champion Bryson DeChambeau became the first player in the ShotLink era to lead a field in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee and Strokes Gained: Putting.

Notable Course Features

2020 Champion

Bryson DeChambeau, U.S.

Quick Facts

Field: 156 players Format: 72 holes stroke play Purse: $7.5 million Winner’s Share: $1,350,000 FedExCup Points: 300 to the winner

Charity Benefit

All proceeds benefit the tournament’s “Changing the Course” initiative. The vision of this multi-year campaign is to ensure every Detroit resident has access to the Internet, technology and digital training they deserve within five years.

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“I was able to accomplish a win while playing a completely different style of golf.” – Bryson DeChambeau

HOW BRYSON DECHAMBEAU WON

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A shallow, grass-covered ditch that is not a penalty area runs down the length of the 18th hole on the left side of the fairway and then guards the right side of the green. The 455-yard par 4 played as the toughest hole in 2020.

After continuing to bulk up during the COVID-19 interruption to the PGA TOUR, Bryson DeChambeau won with a power game, shooting a final-round 65 to come from three strokes behind. When 54-hole leader Matthew Wolff rallied on the back nine after a poor start, DeChambeau responded with birdies on the last three holes to win by three.  DeChambeau ranked first in Driving Distance at 350.6 yards on measured holes and first in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (1.668 per round).  DeChambeau ranked first in Strokes Gained: Putting (1.958 per round) and didn’t miss a putt inside 7 feet.

CHECK THIS OUT  Bryson DeChambeau became the first winner during the ShotLink era to lead the field in both Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee and Strokes Gained: Putting.  DeChambeau posted his seventh consecutive top-10 finish, with his first victory in that span.  DeChambeau ran his streak of rounds in the 60s to nine in a row, making it 14 out of 16 rounds in the 60s after the PGA TOUR’s return to golf following the COVID-19 hiatus.  DeChambeau’s 23-under total for 72 holes was a personal best, but two strokes short of Nate Lashley’s 25-under in the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic.

LEADERBOARD 2020 Player

Pos

1

Bryson DeChambeau

1

66

Matthew Wolff

2

69

2

3

4

67

67

65

64

64

71

Total Score

FedExCup

Earnings

265/-23

500

$1,350,000

268/-20

300

$817,500

Kevin Kisner

3

65

69

70

66

270/-18

190

$517,500

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Ryan Armour

T4

69

64

67

72

272/-16

108.75

$300,000

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Adam Hadwin

T4

67

69

69

67

272/-16

108.75

$300,000

Tyrell Hatton

T4

68

67

69

68

272/-16

108.75

$300,000

Danny Willett

T4

71

68

67

66

272/-16

108.75

$300,000

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