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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.
The third edition of the Rocket Mortgage Classic features 13 major champions, including three major champions from events played within the last year (2021 PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson, 2021 Masters winner Matsuyama and 2020 U.S. Open winner Bryson DeChambeau), 91 PGA TOUR winners and 14 golfers who have won during the 2020-21 PGA TOUR season. Eight players are ranked within the top 30 of the PGA TOUR’s 2020-21 FedExCup standings:
The field features 13 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, including:
Other notable players include:
Additionally, the Rocket Mortgage Classic awarded sponsor exemptions to four-time PGA TOUR winner Camilo Villegas, Flint, Mich. native Willie Mack III, the 2011 Michigan Amateur champion and Advocates Pro Golf Association (APGA) Tour standout, Davis Thompson, a University of Georgia product who turned professional earlier this month and left his No. 2 world amateur ranking behind, and Oklahoma State product and victorious 2021 United States Walker Cup player Austin Eckroat. The Rocket Mortgage Classic will be Thompson’s third pro start, and Eckroat’s second pro start, on the PGA TOUR.
Five additional spots in the Rocket Mortgage Classic field will be awarded Monday to the winner of THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Invitational presented by Rocket Mortgage – an inaugural 36-hole tournament taking place at Detroit Golf Club – and four Monday qualifiers.
The Rocket Mortgage Classic field is listed below. More tournament information is available at www.RocketMortgageClassic.com.
An, Byeong Hun
Cabrera Bello, Rafa
Eckroat, Austin +
Howell III, Charles
Kim, Si Woo
Mack III, Willie +
Potter, Jr., Ted
Roth, Jeff #
Thompson, Davis +
Van Pelt, Bo
van Rooyen, Erik
Varner III, Harold
Villegas, Camilo +
Zalatoris, Will +
+ Sponsor Exemption
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