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2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic Field is set

The majority of the 156-player field was finalized Friday, June 25 for the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic (July 1-4), the only PGA TOUR event ever held in Detroit and set to be broadcast live on Golf Channel and CBS. The 72-hole event will be played at the historic, Donald Ross-designed Detroit Golf Club, with the champion earning $1,350,000 (from a $7.5 million purse) and 500 FedExCup points.
910AM Superstation to Broadcast Rocket Mortgage Classic, Increase Listening Access for Detroiters

910AM Superstation to Broadcast Rocket Mortgage Classic, Increase Listening Access for Detroiters

The Rocket Mortgage Classic today announced that 910 AM Superstation (WFDF-AM) will be broadcasting all four days of the only PGA TOUR event ever held in Detroit. This is the first time the PGA TOUR has allowed a syndication of their broadcast.
Connect 313 Campaign to Link Detroiters With Internet, Technology Tees Off at Rocket Mortgage Classic Media Day

Connect 313 Campaign to Link Detroiters With Internet, Technology Tees Off at Rocket Mortgage Classic Media Day

Connect 313 today announced a citywide campaign to streamline access to the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a federal program that subsidizes the cost of internet and technological devices for eligible households. The “EBB 313” campaign, officially kicked-off at the PGA TOUR’s Rocket Mortgage Classic Media Day with help from reigning champion Bryson DeChambeau

INTERSPORT ANNOUNCES THE FIRST PLAYERS COMMITTED TO COMPETE IN ‘THE JOHN SHIPPEN NATIONAL GOLF INVITATIONAL’

THE JOHN SHIPPEN NATIONAL INVITATIONAL Invites the Nation’s Top Black Male and Female Professional & Amateur Golfers to Compete June 27-28 at The Detroit Golf Club The Men’s Field Will Compete for an Exemption into the PGA TOUR’s Rocket Mortgage Classic while the Women’s Field will Play for Exemptions into the LPGA’s Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational ‘THE JOHN SHIPPEN’ Event, Including the National Invitational for Black Golfers and the Sports Business Summit for Students of Color was Established by Intersport to Identify Historical Barriers to, and Expand Upon Black Representation in Golf and to Create Awareness, Access and Opportunities for Persons of Color in the Business of Sports
PGA Champion Phil Mickelson joins an elite field in Detroit

PGA Champion Phil Mickelson joins an elite field in Detroit

The field for the Rocket Mortgage Classic continues to take shape in a big way, as the tournament today announced commitments from World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and fellow major championship winners Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson.
Willie Mack III and Davis Thompson Receive Sponsor Exemptions for Rocket Mortgage Classic

Willie Mack III and Davis Thompson Receive Sponsor Exemptions for Rocket Mortgage Classic

Willie Mack III, a native of Flint, Mich., and Davis Thompson, the fourth ranked amateur golfer in the world, have accepted sponsor exemptions to compete in this year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, which will be played at the historic Detroit Golf Club June 28-July 4.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Tickets On Sale Beginning May 27

Rocket Mortgage Classic Tickets On Sale Beginning May 27

The Rocket Mortgage Classic today announced general admission ticket sales will open on Thursday, May 27 for the third edition of the PGA TOUR’s only golf tournament ever held within the city of Detroit. This year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic returns to the historic Detroit Golf Club June 28-July 4.

DeChambeau, Watson, Day, Fowler and Varner

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau and fellow major championship winners Jason Day and Bubba Watson have committed to play in the third annual Rocket Mortgage Classic – the first PGA TOUR event ever held in the city of Detroit – when it returns to historic Detroit Golf Club June 28-July 4. Other early player commitments include fan favorites Rickie Fowler and Harold Varner III.
Rocket Mortgage Classic’s AREA 313 To Become “The Most Charitable Three Holes in Golf”

Rocket Mortgage Classic’s AREA 313 To Become “The Most Charitable Three Holes in Golf”

The Rocket Mortgage Classic today announced that it expects 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. AREA 313 already has 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.”
New National Golf Event: THE JOHN SHIPPEN

New National Golf Event: THE JOHN SHIPPEN

Intersport, in collaboration with Rocket Mortgage, Trion Solutions, Dow, The Children’s Foundation and Sommer Woods (co-founder of Woods and Watts Effect), announced today the launch of a new national golf event: ‘THE JOHN SHIPPEN’ to identify historical barriers and expand Black representation in the sport of golf. The event will be held at Detroit Golf Club June 27-28, with a one-hour TV special about THE JOHN SHIPPEN airing on CBS leading into final-round coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday, July 4.

2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Generates More Than $2.7 Million for Nonprofits

The Rocket Mortgage Classic, in partnership with title sponsor Rocket Mortgage, today announced it generated more than $2.7 million for nonprofits from proceeds raised by Detroit’s second-annual PGA TOUR event. More than $2.4 million will be invested through the event’s “Changing the Course” initiative, which aims to bridge the digital divide in Detroit
2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic Set to Tee Off July 4th Weekend

2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic Set to Tee Off July 4th Weekend

Following a wildly successful debut in 2019 and a spectacular sophomore showing earlier this year, the third-annual Rocket Mortgage Classic will be held June 28 - July 4, 2021, as it returns to the historic Detroit Golf Club.

BUBBA WATSON AND FRIENDS SET TO SQUARE OFF WEDNESDAY TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS TOWARD ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC’S “CHANGING THE COURSE” INITIATIVE

In a show of support for the Rocket Mortgage Classic’s “Changing the Course” initiative, 12-time PGA TOUR winner and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and Harold Varner III will team up against former World No. 1 Jason Day and Wesley Bryan in a casual nine-hole exhibition at Detroit Golf Club to raise funds toward ending the digital divide in Detroit
Rocket Mortgage Classic Tees Up Full Lineup of 2020 Official Partners for Detroit’s PGA TOUR Golf Event

Rocket Mortgage Classic Tees Up Full Lineup of 2020 Official Partners for Detroit’s PGA TOUR Golf Event

The portfolio of corporate partnerships supporting the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic demonstrates the strength and solidarity that Detroit’s only PGA TOUR golf event has established among leading businesses in the community. The second-year tournament – with Rocket Mortgage as its title sponsor – is proud to welcome back Delta Dental, Chase, CDW, Cadillac, The Children’s Foundation, Amerisure and Trion Solutions as returning Official Partners, while introducing Henry Ford Health System as an Official Partner for the first time.

Rocket Mortgage Classic Announces Mission to Address Detroit’s Digital Divide with the Launch of Connect 313 Fund and Support of Primary Beneficiaries

The Rocket Mortgage Classic, in partnership with its title sponsor Rocket Mortgage, today announced the beneficiaries of this year’s PGA TOUR event and the launch of the Connect 313 Fund, a new organization that will coordinate digital inclusion strategy across the city of Detroit as part of the Rocket Mortgage Classic’s “Changing the Course” initiative.
Rickie Fowler, No. 6 Patrick Reed, No. 12 Bryson DeChambeau and Bubba Watson Reaffirm Commitments to City of Detroit and the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Rickie Fowler, No. 6 Patrick Reed, No. 12 Bryson DeChambeau and Bubba Watson Reaffirm Commitments to City of Detroit and the Rocket Mortgage Classic

The Rocket Mortgage Classic today announced that PGA TOUR superstars Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have reaffirmed their commitment to play in the event scheduled for July 2-5 at the historic Detroit Golf Club

Rocket Mortgage Classic Online Merchandise Shop Now Open

The Rocket Mortgage Classic Online Merchandise Shop opened its digital doors today at RocketMortgageClassic.com, allowing fans the opportunity to don the newest tournament-branded apparel while supporting the tournament’s primary charitable mission of ensuring all Detroit households are fit with access to the internet, devices and technology.
Top Amateurs Sahith Theegala, Peter Kuest Set to Launch Professional Careers in Detroit at 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Top Amateurs Sahith Theegala, Peter Kuest Set to Launch Professional Careers in Detroit at 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Top-ranked amateur golfers Sahith Theegala and Peter Kuest have accepted sponsor exemptions to compete in Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, and will launch their professional careers when the PGA TOUR event comes to Detroit Golf Club July 2-5, the tournament announced today.

ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC:ANNOUNCES “CHANGING THE COURSE” INITIATIVE

The Rocket Mortgage Classic, in partnership with its title sponsor Rocket Mortgage, today unveiled their new “Changing the Course” initiative – a multi-year campaign with a vision that every Detroit resident has access to the internet, technology and digital literacy training they deserve within five years.
2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Rescheduled

2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Rescheduled

The 2020 event will now be held July 2 – 5 as TV ONLY event with no fans present

COVID-19 Update

In the past 24 hours, the PGA TOUR has announced cancellations to its schedule through the Valero Texas Open (March 30-April 5) in response to concerns over the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. The Rocket Mortgage Classic today issued the following statement.
PLAYER Commitments are coming in

PLAYER Commitments are coming in

As the PGA TOUR prepares its return to Detroit for a second straight year, the player field for the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic continues to get stronger. The tournament announced today that defending champion Nate Lashley, World No. 16 Bryson DeChambeau and nine-time PGA TOUR winner Brandt Snedeker have committed to play in the May 25-31 tournament at Detroit Golf Club.
Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson Commit to 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic
After nearly selling out every round in 2019, tickets to the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic will be a hot commodity when they go on sale to the general public on January 22 – especially given the recent commitments of Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson to play in the tournament when it returns to Detroit Golf Club May 25-31.
Inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic Provides More Than $1.1 Million to Local Nonprofits
The Rocket Giving Fund, the 501(c)(3) that manages the Rocket Mortgage Classic, today announced more than $1.2 million in disbursements to its seven primary beneficiaries, Birdies for Charity recipients and other nonprofits. More than $1.1 million was directed to nonprofits based in the city of Detroit.
Inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic wins three “Best Of” awards at PGA TOUR Tournament Meetings
Rocket Mortgage Classic Volunteer Registration Now Opent
The Rocket Mortgage Classic is now accepting applications for 2,000 volunteers as the tournament heads into its second year, taking place May 25-31, 2020 at the Detroit Golf Club.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Announces Premier Partners for Detroit’s Inaugural PGA TOUR Event
Luxury automotive maker Cadillac and national bank JPMorgan Chase have signed on as Premier Partners of the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Area 313 the Place to be at Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Classic
The Rocket Mortgage Classic today pulled the wraps off ‘Area 313’ - the signature holes for fan experience and player competition at the Detroit Golf Club. Appropriately named for Detroit’s famed area code, this three-hole stretch will be the epicenter of activity both inside and outside the ropes at the first PGA TOUR event ever to be held in the city of Detroit.
Rickie, DJ and Bubba Commit to the Rocket Mortgage Classic
Dustin Johnson, the #1-ranked player in the world and a 20-time PGA TOUR winner, along with Rickie Fowler, the world’s #10-ranked player, today announced their commitments to play in the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic – Detroit’s first ever PGA TOUR event.
Rocket Mortgage Classic Announces Charities
The Rocket Mortgage Classic today unveiled the vision for charitable efforts tied to Detroit’s first ever PGA TOUR event taking place June 25-30 at the historic Detroit Golf Club.
Tickets Selling Out Quickly
Fans are encouraged to act quickly, as tickets for the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic are selling fast, and a number of options to attend the first-ever PGA TOUR event to be held in the city of Detroit have already sold out.
Tickets on Sale March 13th
Tickets for the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic, the first PGA TOUR event ever to be held in the city of Detroit, will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 13th at 9 A.M.