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Rocket Mortgage Classic Picks and Predictions

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Welcome to the Golf Preview Podcast on the Pre-Games Network! Hosted by Will Doctor, this episode focuses on the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the historic Detroit Golf Club. With expert insights, player stats, team analysis, and strategic betting advice, this guide will equip you with everything you need to know for making sharp picks for the latest PGA Tour event.


Golfer? Tournament Overview

Key Quotes:

  • Will Doctor: "Technology has battered a lot of the defense that Detroit Golf Club plays as we've seen 23-under or lower win the last four editions of the Rocket Mortgage" (0:50 - 8:39).
  • Will Doctor: "Ricky Fowler broke out of his winless drought in Detroit last year in a thrilling playoff over Adam Hadwin and Colin Morikawa" (0:50 - 8:39).

Insights:

  • The Rocket Mortgage Classic, held at Detroit Golf Club, has seen impressive finishes over the years with scores of 23-under or lower in the past four editions.
  • Notable past winners include Tony Finau, Cam Davis, and Bryson DeChambeau.

Player Stats:

  • Ricky Fowler: Defending champion, currently 90th on the FedExCup standings, coming off two missed cuts.

Team Stats:

  • Detroit Golf Club: Known for being a flat course with small Bentgrass-Poa Annua greens, making it a putting contest.

Timestamp:

  • 00:50 to 8:39

Mag Player Focus and Key Contenders

Key Quotes:

  • Will Doctor: "Scheffler's six-win season is rare, not seen since Tiger in 2009 and Arnold Palmer in 1962" (8:39 - 11:53).
  • Will Doctor: "Scheffler talked in his victory presser about the importance Teddy played last week" (9:03 - 9:46).

Insights:

  • Scottie Scheffler: Inching closer to a historic nine-win season, compared to legends like Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer.
  • Ted Scott (Scheffler's caddy): Highlighted as a crucial part of Scheffler's success, having guided him to significant victories.

Player Stats:

  • Scottie Scheffler: 12th PGA Tour win, dominant in both difficult and shootout conditions.
  • Tom Kim: Ranked 40 to 1 for the British Open, known for making big putts under pressure.

Team Stats:

  • FedExCup Standings: Key players like Keith Mitchell, Nicolai Hojgaard, and Chandler Phillips are fighting to secure their spots in the playoffs.

Timestamp:

  • 8:39 to 11:53

Chart with upwards trend Betting Strategies and Picks

Key Quotes:

  • Will Doctor: "I am out on Tom Kim at 14 to one... I wanted 20 to one or greater" (11:53 - 47:35).
  • Will Doctor: "Cam Young should have opened around thirty five to one... I am out on Cam Young this week" (11:53 - 47:35).

Insights:

  • Tom Kim: Despite strong recent form, considered overvalued at 14 to one.
  • Cam Young: Overpriced at 16 to one given his short iron and distance wedge performance.

Player Stats:

  • Akshay Bhatia: Strong iron play, consistent top finishes recently.
  • Maverick McNeely: Known for his distance wedge game, good course history in Detroit.

Team Stats:

  • Approach Stats: Key metrics include proximity to the hole from various distances, critical for evaluating player potential at Detroit Golf Club.

Timestamp:

  • 11:53 to 47:35

Trophy Top Picks and Predictions

Key Quotes:

  • Will Doctor: "Alejandro Tosti to finish top South American at plus 165 on DraftKings" (47:35 - end).
  • Will Doctor: "Winning scoring prediction for the Rocket Mortgage Classic is going to be twenty eight under par" (47:35 - end).

Insights:

  • Alejandro Tosti: Highlighted as a top South American contender due to his recent form and distance capabilities.
  • Winning Score Prediction: Expected to be as low as 28-under due to the course conditions and recent rain.

Player Stats:

  • Davis Thompson: 40 to one, recent strong finishes including 9th at the U.S. Open.
  • Nicolai Hojgaard: 65 to one, promising young talent with potential for a breakout performance.

Team Stats:

  • Scoring Conditions: Soft course expected to yield very low scores, favoring players with strong short iron and wedge play.

Timestamp:

  • 47:35 to end

Clipboard Detailed Player Analysis and Matchups

Key Quotes:

  • Will Doctor: "I'm on Maverick McNeely to top ten at plus 350... my best bet" (47:35 - end).
  • Will Doctor: "Akshay Bhatia over Minwoo Lee plus 105 on bet 365" (47:35 - end).

Insights:

  • Maverick McNeely: Top ten finish is a strong bet due to his excellent short iron and wedge stats.
  • Akshay Bhatia vs. Minwoo Lee: Favoring Bhatia due to superior recent form and iron play.

Player Stats:

  • Joel Dahmen: 14 to one for a top ten finish, noted for his proximity to the hole stats.
  • Aaron Rai: First-round leader bet at plus 550, known for strong starts in tournaments.

Team Stats:

  • Course Fit: Emphasis on approach shots from 100 to 125 yards and putting performance on small greens.

Timestamp:

Pencil Summary

  1. Rocket Mortgage Classic Overview: Historic Detroit Golf Club, known for low winning scores and flat course layout.
  2. Key Contenders: Scottie Scheffler, Tom Kim, and Ricky Fowler among notable players discussed.
  3. Betting Strategies: Focus on approach stats and recent form for evaluating player performance.
  4. Top Picks: Alejandro Tosti, Davis Thompson, and Nicolai Hojgaard highlighted as strong contenders.
  5. Detailed Matchups: Emphasis on specific player comparisons, such as Bhatia vs. Lee and McNeely's top ten finish.
  6. Winning Score Prediction: Expected to be around 28-under due to course conditions.
  7. Player Stats: Key metrics include proximity to the hole and performance on approach shots.
  8. Promotions: Special offers for betting on pregame.com.
  9. Caddy Influence: Ted Scott's significant role in Scheffler's success.
  10. FedExCup Standings: Critical for players aiming to secure their playoff spots.

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