The Motor City is getting its Motown grooooooooovveeee back this week with a new PGA Tour event, the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Replacing Tiger’s tournament in the schedule, this week will showcase a new course. The Detroit Golf Club hosted the 1992 Mid-Amateur, but not a lot of players were even born yet. Look for tough greens, doglegs and lots of scrambling on this Donald Ross gem.
Gregatron’s Pick of the Week: Rickie Fowler
Big Rickie has become a bit of an afterthought in many circles during the middle of the season. But wait...he has a win and 5 top-tens in 2019. He’s ranked in the top-50 in all major statistical categories and gains half a stroke on the greens. I like his chances on a fresh course; where most players are tentative, Rickie’s going to gun for every pin.
Back to the Range Bro: Ernie Els
The Big Easy is more of a big sleepy this season. At 49 years old, he had a decent start to the year making 8 of 9 cuts to start the season. He hasn’t played a weekend since April. Ranked 164th off the tee, he’ll need to find more fairways to contend. On the bright side, Ernie is 23rd on tour around the green. Keep swingin’ big fella.
Gregatron’s Picks of the Week
Missed cuts: 4
Average Made Cut Finish: 16th
Back to the Range Bro Club:
Missed cuts: 8
Average Made Cut Finish: 33rd