Detroit Golf Club welcomes the PGA Tour for a second year
The Rocket Mortgage Classic is set for July 2-5 at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best Rocket Mortgage Classic lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Webb Simpson ($11,000)
It's tempting to go with Bryson DeChambeau, the mad scientist/muscleman from Modesto who has six straight top-8 finishes, but we'll go with the guy who goes about his business in quieter, less eccentric but no less effective fashion. Simpson has wins in two of his last four starts, including two weeks ago at the Heritage, and has finished in the top 10 in six of his last eight outings. He's cleared for takeoff after a COVID scare and should add another chapter to what is fast becoming a Hall of Fame career.
Jason Day ($8,600)
It's been a struggle for Day, who has battled a back injury and hasn't won in more than two years. But he made the weekend at the Travelers, shooting four rounds in the 60s, and that has to provide a glimmer of hope for a guy who was No. 1 in the world for 51 weeks. He'll get a competitive sneak peak at the course thanks to a charity nine-hole event on Wednesday with Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III and Wesley Bryan.
Lucas Glover ($8,400)
Glover's last three finishes look like this: T23, T21, T20. We like the consistency, and we like the trendline. Glover sprinted to the finish at the Travelers with a final-round 63, hitting 15-of-18 greens and matching the day's best round, so he comes in hot.
Brandt Snedeker ($7,900)
Sneds is something of a course-horse play after a T5 finish in Detroit a year ago, where he had a tasty 65-67 weekend that was the best in the field. He's been searching for consistency since the restart, but he had four rounds of par or better at the Travelers, so he's getting close.
Will Gordon ($7,300)
The former Vanderbilt star and SEC Player of the Year earned Special Temporary Membership on the PGA Tour thanks to a T3 at the Travelers on the strength of a brilliant second-round 62 and a final-round 64. Gordon — who defies conventional wisdon as a self-identified leaderboard-watcher — is already acting like he belongs, and we like the swag. This guy's going places.
Nate Lashley ($6,600)
Lashley has precisely two selling points this week: He's the defending champion, and he's cheap. That's really about it. He's missed his last four cuts, two of them since the restart. But he did have a T3 in Phoenix in February, so the news isn't all bad. Rarely does a defending champ come this cheap, especially one who shot 25-under the previous year.