Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview 2020

Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview 2020

Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview 2020

  • Dates: June 29-July 5, 2020
  • Where: Detroit, Michigan
  • Course: Detroit Golf Club (36-36—72/7,340)
  • Defending champion: Nate Lashley
  • Purse: $7,500,000/$1,350,000 (winner)
  • FedExCup: 500 points to the winner
  • Field size: 156
  • Format: 72-hole stroke play

For more on the Rocket Mortgage Classic:

Things to Know

  • Nate Lashley returns to defend his title after winning the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic wire-to-wire
  • FedExCup leader Webb Simpson makes first start since winning the RBC Heritage
  • Bryson DeChambeau is the only player to finish in the top 10 in each of the three events since the season resumed

Notes on the Field

  • 13 of the top 30 in the FedExCup standings, led by No. 1 Webb Simpson
  • 18 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, led by No. 6 Webb Simpson
  • Four FedExCup champions: Vijay Singh (2008), Bill Haas (2011), Brandt Snedeker (2012), Billy Horschel (2014)

A look back at the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Pos.PlayerR1R2R3R4Total
1Nate Lashley63676370263 (-25)
2Doc Redman68676767269 (-19)
T3Wes Roach67686768270 (-18)
T3Rory Sabbatini65696868270 (-18)
  • Nate Lashley won his first PGA TOUR title in wire-to-wire fashion
  • Lashley did not advance through the Monday qualifier and got into the field as an alternate
  • Runner-up Doc Redman also participated in the Monday qualifier and earned one of the four spots available
  • Redman earned Special Temporary Membership and eventually obtained his 2019-20 PGA TOUR card

Rocket Mortgage Classic and the FedExCup

  • 26th official event of the 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season
  • Nate Lashley finished 57th in the FedExCup standings after winning in 2019

Current FedExCup standings

  • The top 10 in the FedExCup at the conclusion of the PGA TOUR Regular Season will be recognized through the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 program and be well-positioned entering the FedExCup Playoffs
  • Webb Simpson moved to the No. 1 position for the first time since the 2013-14 season with his win at the RBC Heritage and holds the lead for the second consecutive week
Pos.PlayerPointsWinsTop-10sPts. BehindStartsProjected Bonus
1Webb Simpson1,583257$2 million
2Justin Thomas1,543274011$1.5 million
3Sungjae Im1,531165217$1.2 million
4Rory McIlroy1,270163139$1.1 million
5Patrick Reed1,1961538711$1 million
6Brendon Todd1,1662341717$850,000
7Daniel Berger1,0911549211$700,000
8Marc Leishman1,0641351911$600,000
9Lanto Griffin1,0581352519$550,000
10Sebastián Muñoz1,0341354918$500,000

Additional Player Notes

FedExCup leader Webb Simpson (World No. 6)

  • Two wins on the season (Waste Management Phoenix Open, RBC Heritage)
  • One of three players with multiple wins during the 2019-20 season (Brendon Todd/2, Justin Thomas/2)
  • Leads the PGA TOUR in Scoring Average (68.67)
  • Did not participate in the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Patrick Reed (FedExCup No. 5, OWGR No. 7)

  • Won the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship in February, his eighth career PGA TOUR title
  • Played in each of the three tournaments since the season resumed (T7/Charles Schwab Challenge, MC/RBC Heritage, T24/Travelers Championship)
  • Finished T5 at the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic, which was his first top-10 in a 17-start stretch

Bryson DeChambeau (FedExCup No. 12, OWGR No. 10)

  • On a streak of six consecutive top-10s (T5/The Genesis Invitational, 2nd/WGC-Mexico Championship, 4th/Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, T3/Charles Schwab Challenge, T8/RBC Heritage, T6/Travelers Championship)
  • Only player to finish in the top 10 at each of the three events since the season resumed
  • Did not participate in the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Rickie Fowler (FedExCup No. 108, World No. 31)

  • Two top-10s in eight starts on the season (T5/Sentry Tournament of Champions, T10/The American Express)
  • Missed the cut in both starts since the season resumed (Charles Schwab Challenge, RBC Heritage)
  • Finished T46 at the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic
  • Rocket Mortgage ambassador

Will Gordon (World No. 190)

  • Finished T3 at last week’s Travelers Championship to earn Special Temporary Membership
  • Is now eligible for unlimited sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the season as he seeks 2020-21 membership
  • Has made seven starts on the season, with an additional top-10 at The RSM Classic (T10)

Tournament records

  • Lowest 18-hole score: 63 (Nate Lashley/R1/2019, J.T. Poston/R2/2019, Nate Lashley/R3/2019)
  • Lowest 36-hole score: 130 (Nate Lashley/2019)
  • Lowest 54-hole score: 193 (Nate Lashley/2019)
  • Lowest 72-hole score: 263 (Nate Lashley/2019)
  • Largest margin of victory: 6 strokes (Nate Lashley/2019)
  • Playoffs: None

The Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview is via PGA TOUR


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