Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI— May 25, 2023
Detroit’s PGA tournament, The Rocket Mortgage Classic, is set for June 27th to July 2nd at the Detroit Golf Club. Now in its fifth year, the tournament made history in 2019 as the first PGA TOUR event ever held in the city of Detroit and has continued to make a positive and lasting impact on the city and its residents through its multi-year Changing the Course campaign, established in 2020 to end the digital divide in Detroit and ensure digital accessibility for all city residents.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic was the most awarded event during the 2018-19 PGA TOUR season, being recognized for “Best Special Event” (then known as the AREA 313 Celebrity Challenge) and “Best Tournament Sales,” as well as being honored with the first “Fair Way Award” for its diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Tickets and Free Admission Days
Tickets for Thursday-Sunday competition rounds are available for purchase online at RocketMortgageClassic.com. All kids 15 and under receive complimentary admission to the Rocket Mortgage Classic when accompanied by a ticketed adult (up to four kids per adult) Thursday-Sunday. No ticket is required for kids to enter. Admission and parking for the final round of THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Invitational are also complimentary for all fans on Sunday, June 25.
Again this year, fans are being offered complimentary admission and parking for all special events on Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28, as part of Detroit Community Days.
The 27th will feature the AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble, and on the 28th, the Delta Dental Pro-Am gives fans the opportunity to watch PGA TOUR stars up close in a more casual atmosphere.
About the AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble
The Rocket Mortgage Classic has announced the worlds of professional golf, football, hockey, basketball, and WWE will collide on Tuesday, June 27 when the AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble tees off as part of Detroit Community Days.
The event pits six four-player teams against each other in a three-hole exhibition match over holes 14 through 16 at Detroit Golf Club. While Sanders, Johnson, Larkin and Izzo have established themselves as regular participants in the AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble, Webber and The Miz will make their debut appearances.
Webber led Detroit Country Day School to three MHSAA State championships before taking Michigan to the NCAA title game in consecutive seasons as a member of the Wolverines’ “Fab Five.” He was the first overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft, played 17 seasons in the league, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2021.
The Miz is an actor and television personality who got his start on “The Real World: Back to New York” before parlaying that fame to professional wrestling. He became a WWE champion when he beat Randy Orton in 2010, and 11 years later garnered his second WWE title by defeating Drew McIntrye. The Miz also hosts the popular WWE talk show “Miz TV,” and stars in his own primetime reality show alongside his wife and daughters.
“We’re looking forward to introducing a new twist to the AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble by adding Chris Webber and The Miz to our field. It’s always fun to see Detroit sports legends up close and personal testing their golf games alongside PGA TOUR pros, and having a professional wrestler in the mix this year will make it even more entertaining,” said Jason Langwell, Executive Director of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. “We are proud to be able to offer fans complimentary admission to all the amazing events on Detroit Community Days as part of our dedication to making the Rocket Mortgage Classic accessible to everyone in our communities.”
Pro Football Hall of Famers Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson, Red Wings All-Star forward Dylan Larkin, and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Tom Izzo will return to the Celebrity
Scramble. Additional Celebrity Scramble participants will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Rocket Mortgage
Detroit-based Rocket Mortgage is the nation’s largest home lender, closing more mortgage volume than any other lender in 2022, and is a part of Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT).
The lender enables the American Dream of homeownership and financial freedom through its obsession with an industry-leading, digital-driven client experience.
In late 2015, it introduced the first fully digital, completely online mortgage experience. Since its founding in 1985, Rocket Mortgage has closed more than $1.6 trillion of mortgage volume across all 50 states.
Rocket Mortgage is ranked highest in the country for client satisfaction in mortgage origination by J.D. Power. Combining the mortgage origination and servicing studies, Rocket
Mortgage has earned 20 total accolades from J.D. Power – the most of any mortgage lender. Rocket Companies, Rocket Mortgage’s parent company, ranked #11 on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2022 and has placed in the top third of the
list for 20 consecutive years.