The PGA Tour’s revamped schedule heads to Michigan this week for the second time since 2009 when the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic tees off from Detroit Golf Club. Several of the world’s top players will be part of the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic field, including Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed. Nate Lashley enters this week’s event as the defending champion after posting a stunning 25-under in the inaugural edition of this tournament a year ago.DeChambeau, who’s finished eighth or better in six consecutive starts, enters this week’s event as the Vegas favorite at 7-1, followed closely by Simpson (11-1), Reed (16-1) and Tyrrell Hatton (16-1) in the latest 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds. Before locking in any 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine. SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has nailed two of the last three majors entering the weekend. It predicted Gary Woodland’s first career major championship at the U.S. Open even though he wasn’t the favorite entering the weekend. The result: Woodland held off a late charge from Brooks Koepka and won by three strokes. The model also called Koepka’s historic victory at the 2019 PGA Championship, predicting he’d hold his lead in the home stretch.In all, their advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend. And already this season, the model called Justin Thomas (15-2) winning the CJ Cup, Rory McIlroy (11-2) taking down the WGC-HSBC Champions and Viktor Hovland (11-1) earning his first career PGA Tour victory at the Puerto Rico Open.McClure also returned a whopping +788 during the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, including nailing top-five bets on Xander Schauffele +650 and Collin Morikawa +900. Additionally, the model was extremely high on 30-1 long shot winner Webb Simpson at the RBC Heritage. The model had him in the top five from the start and McClure’s best bets included Simpson winning outright. Those who followed that advice saw a whopping +3000 return. Anyone who has followed his golf picks has seen huge returns.
Now that the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2020 field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the full projected leaderboard.The model’s top 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic predictions One huge shocker the model is calling for at the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2020: Tyrell Hatton, a five-time professional champion and one of the top Vegas favorites, stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top five. He comes into this week with momentum after a strong recent performance at the RBC Heritage (third). He also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.That win was his only PGA Tour victory, with his other successes coming internationally. He also ranks just 87th on tour in average driving distance (298.8 yards) and 60th in driving accuracy percentage (64.64). The model has factored those numbers in and is fading him this week, making him one of 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic favorites to avoid in this loaded field. Another surprise: Sungjae Im, a massive 25-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Im won his first career PGA Tour event earlier this year at the Honda Classic. The 22-year-old has been one of the most consistent golfers on Tour this season, recording six top-10 finishes already. In addition, Im, who’s made the cut in 15 of his 17 starts this season, fared well at this event last year, shooting three rounds of 69 or better.
Im also enters the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2020 ranked No. 3 in the FedEx Cup rankings thanks in large part to his low scoring average. Im currently ranks 11th on the PGA Tour in scoring average (69.649) and 14th in birdie average (4.28), having racked up 274 of them in 64 total rounds. He’s one of the top value picks that should be all over your radar this week to climb the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard.How to make 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic picksAlso, the model says three other golfers with odds of 25-1 or longer will make a strong run at the title, including an astronomical long shot going off higher than 35-1. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see them here.So who wins the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine now to see the projected 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed six golf majors, and find out.2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds (via William Hill)Bryson DeChambeau 7-1Webb Simpson 11-1Patrick Reed 16-1Tyrrell Hatton 16-1Hideki Matsuyama 18-1Viktor Hovland 20-1Sungjae Im 25-1Rickie Fowler 30-1Tony Finau 33-1Kevin Na 35-1Scottie Scheffler 40-1J.T. Poston 40-1Doc Redman 45-1Harris English 50-1Rory Sabbatini 50-1Bubba Watson 50-1Brian Harman 60-1Erik Van Rooyen 60-1Adam Hadwin 60-1Jason Day 60-1Brandt Snedeker 60-1Lucas Glover 66-1Christiaan Bezuidenhout 70-1Alex Noren 70-1Branden Grace 70-1Brendon Todd 70-1Maverick McNealy 70-1Kevin Kisner 70-1Keegan Bradley 80-1Will Gordon 80-1Harold Varner 80-1Rafa Cabrera Bello 80-1Kyle Stanley 80-1Chris Kirk 80-1 Patrick Rodgers 90-1Seung-Yul Noh 100-1Michael Thompson 100-1Tyler Duncan 100-1Matthew Wolff 100-1Wes Roach 100-1Scott Stallings 100-1Joseph Bramlett 100-1Brian Stuard 100-1Mark Hubbard 125-1Sebastian Munoz 125-1Emiliano Grillo 125-1Tom Hoge 125-1Lanto Griffin 125-1Jason Dufner 125-1Aaron Wise 125-1Tom Lewis 125-1Ryan Armour 125-1Si-Woo Kim 125-1Luke List 125-1Chesson Hadley 125-1Nate Lashley 150-1Harry Higgs 150-1C.T. Pan 150-1Wesley Bryan 150-1Danny Willett 150-1Sam Burns 150-1Peter Uihlein 150-1Ben Martin 150-1Beau Hossler 150-1Andrew Putnam 150-1Matt Wallace 150-1Charl Schwartzel 150-1Pat Perez 150-1Russell Knox 150-1Patton Kizzire 150-1Shawn Stefani 150-1Jamie Lovemark 200-1Talor Gooch 200-1Chris Stroud 200-1Richy Werenski 200-1Wyndham Clark 200-1Kevin Tway 200-1Troy Merritt 200-1Cameron Davis 200-1Matt Jones 200-1Sam Ryder 200-1Luke Donald 200-1Kristoffer Ventura 200-1Sepp Straka 200-1Kevin Chappell 200-1Jimmy Walker 200-1Henrik Norlander 200-1Cameron Tringale 200-1Brandon Hagy 200-1Bill Haas 250-1Ted Potter 250-1Vincent Whaley 250-1Zac Blair 250-1Chase Seiffert 250-1Hudson Swafford 250-1J.J. Spaun 250-1Lucas Bjerregaard 250-1Adam Schenk 250-1Kyoung-Hoon Lee 250-1Ryan Blaum 250-1James Hahn 250-1Austin Cook 250-1Stewart Cink 250-1Grayson Murray 250-1Steve Stricker 250-1Josh Teater 250-1 Tyler McCumber 250-1Scott Brown 300-1Zack Sucher 300-1Robert Streb 300-1Peter Malnati 300-1Cameron Percy 300-1Bronson Burgoon 300-1Robby Shelton 300-1Hank Lebioda 300-1Brian Gay 300-1Johnson Wagner 300-1Aaron Baddeley 300-1Roberto Castro 300-1Kramer Hickok 300-1Sahith Theegala 300-1Chris Baker 300-1Ryan Brehm 400-1David Hearn 400-1Doug Ghim 400-1Rob Oppenheim 400-1Mark Anderson 400-1Ricky Barnes 400-1Seamus Power 400-1Rhein Gibson 400-1D.J. Trahan 400-1Tim Wilkinson 400-1Fabian Gomez 400-1Jonathan Byrd 400-1Xinjun Zhang 400-1Bo Hoag 400-1Dominic Bozzelli 500-1Greg Chalmers 500-1Arjun Atwal 500-1Michael Gligic 500-1Roger Sloan 500-1Martin Trainer 500-1Michael Kim 500-1James Nicholas 500-1Scott Harrington 500-1Michael Gellerman 500-1Nelson Ledesma 500-1Bo Van Pelt 500-1Peter Kuest 500-1Sebastian Cappelen 500-1Ben Taylor 500-1Matt Every 500-1Vijay Singh 500-1John Senden 500-1