Best Bet for the Rocket Mortgage Classic: Driving Distance

  • The best bet for the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club is distance off the tee.
  • Three players with good odds and great driving distance statistics that stand out are Byeong Hun An (+5000),
  • Cameron Champ (+12500), and 2021 winner Cameron Davis (+3500).

DETROIT - Driving distance has proven to be key when betting on the Rocket Mortgage Classic, with players wise to focus on some of the players in the field with long odds at Detroit Golf Club.

Rocket Mortgage Classic Odds

  • Justin Thomas +1400
  • Rickie Fowler +1400
  • Tony Finau +1400
  • Collin Morikawa +1600
  • Hideki Matsuyama +1800
  • Max Homa +2000
  • Sungjae Im +2000
  • Tom Kim +2000
  • Cameron Davis +3500
  • Keegan Bradley +3500

Betting on Distance at the Rocket Mortgage Classic

When betting on the Rocket Mortgage Classic at USA online sportsbooks over the past three seasons, driving distance has proven to be one of the best indicators as to who will finish at the top of the leaderboard.

Starting in 2020 when Bryson DeChambeau won the event, every winner and second-place finisher but one (Troy Merritt in 2021) finished their season among the top 40 on in driving distance.

25 of the 40 longest players off the tee in the PGA Tour are in the field at Detroit Golf Club this week, making that statistic alone not enough to entirely limit the field.

To limit the field even further, bettors can look at the 10 golfers who are in the top 20 in driving distance this season. Six of the last nine golfers to finish in T-2 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic have finished their specific seasons among the top 20 in driving distance.

Golfer: Driving Distance Rank: Avg Distance: Odds:
Brandon Matthews 2 321.8 +40000
Byeong Hun An 5 315.5 +5000
Trevor Cone 6 314.5 +75000
Cameron Champ 8 313.8 +12500
Joseph Bramlett 11 312.8 +8000
Vincent Norrman 12 312.5 +15000
Kyle Westmoreland 14 312.1 +50000
Trey Mullinax 15 312 +17500
Cameron Davis 17 311.3 +3500
Luke List 18 311 +12500

Of those golfers, Byeong Hun An, Cameron Champ, and Cam Davis stand out for a few reasons.

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Byeong Hun An (+5000): Byeong Hun An is arguably the best bet at online golf sportsbooks in the US based on strong recent form and two made cuts in two appearances at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Since April, Hun An has five finishes inside the top 25 and has made the cut in six of his eight events.

Cameron Champ (+12500): Champ has two top 20 finishes in his last three appearances at Detroit Golf Club. Cameron Champ's history and distance off the tee make him a strong bet in this week's field.

Cam Davis (+3500): The winner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in 2021, Cam Davis has as strong of a history at Detroit Golf Club as anyone else in the field. Long odds at +3500 are a strong bet on the Rocket Mortgage Classic based not just on 2021, as Davis also finished T-14 last year as well.

Davis has been a below average putter on most greens this season, with negative strokes gained statistics on Bermuda and Poa Annua. What works for Davis though is the hybrid Bentgrass/Poa Annua mixture that is believed to play more like Bentgrass, as he has gained .24 strokes per round when putting on Bent Grass this season.