Mickelson, Fowler, Watson Will Play 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Mickelson, Fowler, Watson Will Play 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic
Rickie Fowler hits a tee shot at the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Mickelson, Fowler, Watson Will Play 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic

The 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic picked up three significant commitments today: Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson.

Fowler and Watson are returning for their second year. The addition of Mickelson is a huge lift to the tournament. Now if only Tiger would commit …

The Rocket Mortgage Classic will return to the Detroit Golf Club May 25 – 31. Tickets are available starting Wednesday, January 22 at RocketMortgageClassic.Com. Tickets for last year’s event were in short supply, and with the new marquee names added to the field, these are likely to also go quickly.

Grounds ticket prices during tournament play are $50 for Thursday, $55 for Friday and $60 each for Saturday and Sunday. Weekly grounds passes are available for $180, granting access to each day of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Youth 15-and-under get free admission with a ticketed adult (which allows up to four youth per ticketed adult). Complimentary grounds tickets are also available to all active duty and retired military members (limit two tickets per order), and veterans can receive grounds passes at a special price. Youth tickets do not need to be reserved in advance and can be picked up at the box office. Military tickets will be available for reservation starting in late January.

If you’re not sure what day you’ll be able to go, you can purchase “Good Any One Day” grounds tickets for $70.

One budget-minded option for the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic is a $15 ticket — good for Monday and Tuesday — for access to practice rounds, the Junior Golf Clinic and AREA 313 Celebrity Challenge. The challenge pairs PGA TOUR pros, athletes from other sports and celebrities in a fun, three-hole golf competition for charity on holes 14, 15 and 16 at Detroit Golf Club, also known as AREA 313.

Practice rounds are a good way to see favorite players in a more relaxed atmosphere without fighting the crowds for a glimpse of the action.

In addition to the world’s top golfers coming to Detroit and an extra day of golf on Monday, fans will be greeted by larger and more public viewing decks and grandstands throughout the golf course, as well as expanded public WiFi. Other upgrades include a larger Tito’s Vodka Deck on hole no. 9 and a bigger LendingTree Lounge in a new location with views of four holes (11,12,13 and 14). Also, AREA 313 returns as the place to be at the Rocket Mortgage Classic for the second year. 

“We are off to a great start as we prepare for our 2020 tournament. To have Rickie and Bubba return to Detroit for a second straight year, and be joined by a legend like Phil as part of our early player commitments, has us all excited for our second year,” said Jason Langwell, the Executive Director of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. “Our inaugural event was successful by many measures, and the word is starting to spread among the players that this is a tournament they must have on their schedules.”

The 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic raised more than $1.2 million for nonprofit organizations – including more than $1.1 million for those based in Detroit, the hometown of Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans, the tournament’s title sponsor.

“By all accounts, the first Rocket Mortgage Classic was a major success, but what excites me more is the focus the entire team has on making the 2020 event even better,” said Jay Farner, Quicken Loans CEO. “We are honored to be able to help create a world-class sporting event highlighting Detroit, while also raising more than $1.2 million to help serve children and veterans in our community.”

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