Rocket Mortgage Classic Brings the PGA Tour to Detroit This Week

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Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI — June 25, 2024

The sixth-annual PGA TOUR’s 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic returns to Detroit Golf Club this week. The field includes seven major championship winners, 63 PGA TOUR winners, and features 10 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, including:

  • No. 23 – Cameron Young
  • No. 26 – Tom Kim
  • No. 30 – Chris Kirk
  • No. 31 – Akshay Bhatia
  • No. 36 – Min Woo Lee
  • No. 41 – Will Zalatoris
  • No. 42 – Stephan Jaeger
  • No. 42 – Nicolai Højgaard
  • No. 41 – Robert MacIntyre
  • No. 49 – Rickie Fowler (2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic winner and Rocket Mortgage ambassador)
Tom Kim and Rickie Fowler scheduled to compete at the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club / Photo Courtesy of the Rocket Mortgage Classic

 Other notable players include:

  • Cameron Champ – Three-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Stewart Cink – Eight-time PGA TOUR winner, including The Open Championship in 2009
  • Cam Davis – 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic winner
  • Jason Dufner – Five-time winner on the PGA TOUR, including the 2013 PGA Championship; Sponsor exemption into 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
  • Zach Johnson  2023 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain and winner of the 2007 Masters and 2015 Open Championship
  • Kevin Kisner – Four-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Matt Kuchar – Nine-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Nate Lashley – Wire-to-wire winner of the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic after getting into the 2019 field as the third alternate
  • Francesco Molinari – Winner of three PGA TOUR events including The Open Championship and Quicken Loans National in 2018
  • Ryan Moore – Five-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Webb Simpson – 2012 U.S. Open and 2018 PLAYERS Championship winner
  • Brandt Snedeker – Nine-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Camilo Villegas – Five-Time PGA TOUR winner
  • Jimmy Walker – Six-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2016 PGA Championship. Sponsor exemption into 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
  • Gary Woodland – Four-time PGA TOUR champion and winner of the 2019 U.S. Open

The Rocket Mortgage Classic has become known as a tournament ‘Where Future Stars Start,” and the event has granted sponsor exemptions to a number of golf’s most exciting young players. Three of those players will be making their PGA TOUR debuts at the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic:

  • Miles Russell – The 15-year-old amateur, who is among the most decorated players in junior golf, will make his PGA TOUR debut at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. A high school freshman from Jacksonville, Florida, he became the youngest player to make the cut in the 35-year history of the developmental Korn Ferry Tour in April, when he finished 20th at the LECOM Suncoast Classic.
  • Luke Clanton – Clanton will make his PGA TOUR debut at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Number 5 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, he finished 41st as one of six amateurs at the 2024 U.S. Open. The Miami-area native was a First Team All-American as a sophomore and set the Florida State single-season scoring average record (69.33).
  • Benjamin James – Number 4 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, he played in the 2024 U.S. Open and just finished his sophomore season at Virginia. James played on the winning Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams in 2023.
  • Jackson Koivun  Number 2 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, he was the NCAA Championship Individual Runner-Up at Auburn and the 2024 Fred Haskins Award winner honoring the year’s outstanding college golfer.
  • Neal Shipley – Shipley will make his PGA TOUR debut at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The seventh player to be the low amateur at the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year (2024), he was the 2023 U.S. Amateur runner-up and turned pro this week.

On Wednesday, June 26, fans can get up close to the action and watch PGA TOUR professionals playing in a relaxed setting throughout the day during the Delta Dental Pro-Am at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Admission is free. 

Complimentary parking June 26 will be located at University of Detroit Mercy – McNichols Campus (4001 W McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221), and fans will be shuttled to and from Detroit Golf Club. 

 Tickets for competition rounds Thursday, June 27-Sunday, June 30 can be purchased at www.RocketMortgageClassic.com. 

Grounds tickets start at $65 per day, with LendingTree Lounge passes beginning at $120 and Club Ace presented by Bell’s Brewing passes starting at $250. 

About the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Since 2019, the Rocket Mortgage Classic has invested more than $8.4 million into local charitable organizations, including $4.3 million in contributions to the event’s landmark “Changing the Course” initiative to connect Detroit residents to high-speed internet, digital devices and digital literacy training.

Since Changing the Course launched in 2020, Detroit has grown from being the least connected large city in America to one with a nationally recognized digital inclusion model that is making an impact. More than 162,000 residents have been connected to the Affordable Connectivity Program, and 22 Technology Hubs with 352 workstations have served more than 29,000 residents across Detroit’s seven districts. Additionally, more than 77,000 devices have been distributed to the Detroit community.

In addition to its monetary investments to bridge the digital divide in the city, the Rocket Mortgage Classic was honored in 2023 for the second time with the PGA TOUR’s Fair Way Award, recognizing the tournament that excels in diversity, inclusion and social responsibility programs that promote equity, fairness, respect and openness in its community. Whether it be by fostering a tournament culture of inclusiveness, partnering with diverse charitable partners or community engagement around under-represented and under-served groups, the award highlights the best moments, gestures, and programs that align with the PGA TOUR’s diversity, equity and inclusion mission.