Golf Futures: The Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club 

August 3rd, 2022

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Our golf experts share a few of their picks for this week's tournament on the PGA Tour. Check in here each week to see our free plays for the weekly tournaments, check out Top Shelf+ for premium weekly plays and futures bets. 

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Here is a list of the bets from two of our golf experts for the this week's tournaments, to see more check out Top Shelf Plus for all premium bets, props, and futures. 

James Gordon

Shane Lowry
16/1
T5 +350

Russell Henley
25/1
T20 +135

Christiaan Bezuidenhout
50/1

Aaron Rai
100/1
T20 +350
-130 vs harris english

Weighted Stats: SG Approach, Driving Accuracy, Proximity to the Hole

Shane Lowry will make his first start since the Open Championship and is one of the shorter shots in the field. I think he is overdue for a win and his stats are really favorable on this course. Around the green skills will play a role this week with the long rough so I think that helps Lowry he's also 2nd on tour in Proximity to the Hole which I think will be a key stat this week. Russell Henley cashed a top 20 last week for me but couldn't get the outright win and never really  challenged but I'll go back to him this week. He ranks 15th in Proximity to the Hole, 3rd in SG Approach, and 22nd in Driving Accuracy which is a great combination for this course. Bezuidenhuit is accurate off the tee and if he gets his putter going he can definitely win this tournament. Aaron Rai at 100/1 feels too long for me, I still think he will win on the tour and i'll keep betting him at long numbers, the top 20 and the matchup are probably more likely to hit but I also think there's value at 100/1 in the outright market.

Travis Reid 

SungJae Im 
16/1
T10 +185

Billy Horschel
20/1

Brian Harman
40/1
T20 +190

Corey Conners
25/1 
T20 +160

Shane Lowry
-170 vs Adam Scott

Weighted Stats: Driving Accuracy, SG Around the Green, SG Putting

Sungjae Im is great around the green 6th in SG ARG on tour, I think that will be important this week. He is accurate off the tee and really good tee to green so he just needs his putter to come through for him. He has also been in great form this year. Horschel is also great around the green and accurate off the tee, he's also one of the better putters on tour so I like his chances this week as well. Corey Conners really fits this course well even though he hasn't been in the greatest form this year. He is great off the tee and on approach but will need his putter to make a run at the Wyndham this week. Brian Harman has had a bit of a slow year but he played really well at the Open which is a very encouraging sign for him. This is a course that favors accuracy over distance which is key for Harmon who doesn't hit the ball too far. His putter is definitely a strong suit for him however, and if he can get it going this week he should be able to compete. 

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James Gordon

Professional Handicapper with more than 30 years of sports betting experience. Multiple contest winner, football and golf expert.

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Travis Reid

Futures specialist and statistical data analyst. Background in sports psychology and coaching. Specializes in golf and football. 

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