So far it’s been plenty of the expected favorites at the Detroit Golf Club during the first two days of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. But as we head to Saturday, can we expect this to say the same?
It’s expected to be an 89-degree day in Detroit tomorrow, so the players should be used to the weather. Finding golfers that can make a number, or correct a bad hole that’s hurt them so far, could be the key to victory. Keep in mind DGC is a Par 72 setup with four Par 3’s and four Par 5’s.
We make some picks for Round 3 below. Enter your lineups here.
Bryson DeChambeau ($10,600)
He’s shot 66-67 so far, and clearly has a chance to go even lower. We’ve seen the breathless coverage of DeChambeau’s new physique, but it shows in how he’s hitting the ball. After a crazy first round, (eight birdies, one eagle... four bogeys), he put in four birdies in a bogey-free round on Friday. Now 57-under-par over the last 14 rounds, the best of any player on the tour. The low 60s is in play here.
Viktor Hovland ($10,000)
Opened with a bogey on #2 on Thursday... and has made nine straight birdies since. The Oklahoma State Cowboy was finished 13th here last year, was T11 last week at the Travelers last week, and already has a win this year in Puerto Rico. At 22 years of age, he’s got a chance to stamp his place as Rookie of The Year. Was our pick to win it all, and should be in your showdown roster again
Kevin Kisner ($7,600)
A bogey-free 66 on Friday was backed up with a five birdies, an eagle, and four bogeys on Saturday. Last year went 72-71 on the weekend after starting strong, but has a better chance of correcting and going lower this year.
Cameron Champ ($6,700)
Had people questioning if he should even play this week after a positive Covid-19 test, and then went out and shot 69-68 this weekend. With the controversy behind him, and five birdies and one bogey yesterday, he’s got a chance to put up a number. Doesn’t hurt he’s averaging 322 yards off the tee this week, and is saving 1.866 strokes per round with his putter.