Awarded as the PGA TOUR’s “Best Special Event” after its 2019 debut, the AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble returns featuring PGA TOUR stars and top celebrities from the world of sports Tickets for the event are extremely limited and are only available by making a donation to the tournament’s “Faces of AREA 313 Presented by Priority Health” program

Celebrity Scramble

WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 5 – 6pm


The three-hole charitable exhibition will pair select professional golfers playing in the Rocket Mortgage Classic with celebrity athletes and entertainers. This year, the event allows for corporate partners of the tournament to donate to sponsor the teams. AREA 313 (holes 14-16 at Detroit Golf Club) has already established itself as one of the most entertaining trio of holes on the PGA TOUR, and now the event aims to make them “The Most Charitable Three Holes in Golf.” The tournament’s goal is to raise more than $1 million through fan engagements and returning initiatives at its highly-acclaimed three-hole stretch, AREA 313, as part of a larger fundraising effort to support the tournament’s multi-year Changing the Course initiative to end the digital divide in Detroit.

New to the Rocket Mortgage Classic in 2021 is the “Faces of AREA 313 Presented by Priority Health” program. It enables companies and community members to pledge $313 or more for their face, that of a fellow fan, first responder, frontline worker or loved one lost from the COVID-19 pandemic to be prominently displayed on an electronic videoboard or along the hospitality structures within AREA 313. Each donation will be matched dollar for dollar by Priority Health, which has pledged $50,000 to the initiative.

Faces are available to purchase by visiting the Ticketing or Face of AREA 313 pages, and each purchase is accompanied by a pair of tickets that allows fans access to the event Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29. The donation will also allow fans to secure a pair of VIP tickets to the Cadillac Clubhouse Lawn with elevated food and beverage options for purchase during one day of competition (Thursday–Sunday). This in the ONLY way for fans to secure access to the AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble, as general admission tickets will not be sold for Tuesday, June 29, and these tickets are extremely limited.

WHO: PGA TOUR stars Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler will each captain a four-player team consisting of celebrities that will include Larry Fitzgerald, Barry Sanders, Tom Izzo, Lexi Thompson and Maurice Allen. Each team will also include a participant from The John Shippen National Invitational and a sponsor representative.

PGA TOUR pros scheduled to compete:

  • Bryson DeChambeau – A Rocket Mortgage golf ambassador, he is the reigning champion of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Among his eight PGA TOUR titles is the 2020 U.S. Open championship. The TOUR’s driving distance leader is the fifth golfer in history to win both the NCAA Division I championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year.
  • Jason Day - A former World No. 1 from Australia, Day won the 2015 PGA Championship and 2016 PLAYERS Championship along with 10 other PGA TOUR titles. He finished third in the final 2015 PGA TOUR FedExCup standings after winning two playoff events.
  • Rickie Fowler – A Rocket Mortgage golf ambassador, he is a five-time PGA TOUR winner and the 2010 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year. The 2015 PLAYERS Championship winner represented the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics and has played in the Ryder Cup on four separate occasions.
  • Phil Mickelson – Winner of 45 events on the PGA TOUR, including six major championships: three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010), the 2005 and 2021 PGA Championship and the Open Championship in 2013. He is one of 12 players in the history of golf to win three of the four majors.
  • Harold Varner III - A PGA TOUR fan favorite who was victorious at the 2016 Australian PGA Championship. He was tied for second heading into the final round of the 2019 PGA Championship.
  • Bubba Watson – Owner of 12 PGA TOUR wins, which include the 2012 and 2014 Masters tournaments, and an avid supporter of the Rocket Mortgage Classic’s Changing the Course initiative. He represented the U.S. at the 2016 Rio Olympics and placed T8.

Celebrity participants scheduled to compete:

  • Maurice Allen - A World Long Drive Competitor, twice ranked number one in the world.
  • Larry Fitzgerald – An 11-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL’s active leader in reception, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
  • Tom Izzo - Michigan State men’s basketball coach
  • Barry Sanders – A Pro Football Hall of Famer who was a 10-time Pro Bowler during his 10-year career with the Lions and is fourth all time in rushing yards.
  • Lexi Thompson – A 14-time LPGA tournament winner and a newly announced Rocket Mortgage ambassador. Thompson became the second-youngest winner of a women’s major championship when she captured the Kraft Nabisco Championship at age 19 in 2014. She is currently ninth in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking.

To obtain tickets to attend our AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble please contact info@detroitpal.org.