Rocket Mortgage Classic 2020: Your form guide for Michigan

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Detroit Golf Club's North Course: According to PGA Tour data is the flattest layout on the calendar.
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The second instalment of the Rocket Mortgage Classic takes place this week in Detroit. Words and stats by Andy Swales...

"Four of the five players who recorded the best Greens in Regulation stats in 2019, finished no lower than tied-fifth – including eventual winner Nate Lashley."

The PGA Tour motors on to Detroit for the fourth post-lockdown event in the northern state of Michigan.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic was originally due to be held over the final four days of May but at least has escaped the axe from this season's schedule which has been ravaged by Covid-19.

Located around 12 miles north of the city centre, Detroit Golf Club has been in existence since 1899, although last year's Classic was the first time it had hosted an official event on the PGA Tour.

For a second straight year, the tournament will be contested over the club's North Course which was designed by highly-regarded Scottish architect Donald Ross in 1916, since when it has undergone a handful of renovations.

A typical parkland venue, the tougher and tighter front nine is more tree-lined than the return journey.

According to PGA Tour data, this is the flattest layout on the calendar - more so than either TPC Louisiana or Harbour Town.

With water not a major concern, much of the attention will be focused on the North Course's smaller than average-sized greens which are both well bunkered and undulating.

Unfamiliar venue

Fewer than half of those teeing-up in this Thursday's opening round contested last year's maiden tournament, meaning most will not be familiar with the course.

World No 7 Patrick Reed, a winner this year before lockdown, tied-fifth 12 months ago but generally there is little course history to study.

Bryson DeChambeau, back up to No 10 in the world, tees-up for the fourth straight week, having posted six top-eight finishes in a row - half of these prior to lockdown in March.

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Another in-form player is Tyrrell Hatton whose three PGA Tour starts of 2020 reads: T6-Won-T3.

A winner at Bay Hill in March, the Englishman's sole outing since resumption of play was a podium finish at Harbour Town.

Two younger non-Americans to have impressed lately are Korean Sung-Jae Im and Viktor Hovland of Norway.

Im, who secured his maiden Tour title at PGA National earlier this year, sneaked inside the top-25 at Detroit in 2019.

Hovland, meanwhile, also claimed his first Tour victory recently, albeit in the less prestigious Puerto Rico Open.

When the 22-year-old from Oslo arrived in Michigan last June he was ranked 340 in the world - he now stands at No 45.

And in last year's trip to Detroit, he closed with a 64 to finish in a tie-for-11th.

Accuracy rewarded

Although it's difficult to make too many assumptions based on one previous tournament, last year's Rocket Mortgage Classic certainly rewarded accuracy.

Four of the five players who recorded the best Greens in Regulation stats in 2019, finished no lower than tied-fifth - including eventual winner Nate Lashley.

Lashley, the defending champion this week, posted the second best putting stats for the tournament.

And although it's not uncommon for the highest finishers to register good putting data, last year's stats were still significant.

The leading seven players in the Putting Averages (GiR) all finished inside the top-20 after 72 holes.

This can be broken down further, with four of the top five in the putting standings, finishing no lower than tied-fifth.

Three of the players taking part this week, who have all been putting well this season, are Reed, JT Poston and Hatton.

Reed and Hatton have already been mentioned above, while it's worth noting that Poston tied-11th in Detroit last year.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W26 W25 W24 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4
Webb Simpson 1 MC 61 1
Patrick Reed 24 MC 7 15 1 51 MC 6
Bryson DeChambeau 6 8 3 4 2 5 52 8
Tyrrell Hatton 3 1 6
Tony Finau MC 33 23 MC 51 2 6
Sung Jae Im 58 MC 10 3 1 29 MC 34 36
Hideki Matsuyama MC 56 6 5 16 45
Rickie Fowler MC MC 18 MC 37 MC
Kevin Na 5 MC 36 9 MC 14 MC
Danny Willett MC MC MC 18 42 MC 43
Kevin Kisner MC MC 29 MC 18 38
Erik van Rooyen 21 MC MC 3 MC MC 37
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 28 MC 18 29 1 21 2
Bubba Watson MC 52 7 MC 18 MC 3 6
Matt Wallace MC 64 MC 24 MC 58 44 MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 37 MC 23 MC 16 17 MC 56 MC
Scottie Scheffler MC 55 15 26 30 MC MC
Brandt Snedeker 41 MC 22 MC MC 3
Viktor Hovland 11 21 23 42 MC 1 38 MC 23
Jason Day 46 MC MC Wd MC 4 16
Brendon Todd 11 MC MC 18 37 56
Adam Hadwin 41 43 26 MC 40
JT Poston MC 8 10 MC 35 30
Tom Lewis MC 47 MC MC 3
Keegan Bradley MC 32 42 MC MC 49 16
Andrew Putnam MC MC MC MC MC
Branden Grace MC 61 19 42 MC MC 9
Nate Lashley MC MC MC MC Wd 3
Lucas Glover 20 21 23 MC MC 61 50 49
Rory Sabbatini 21 14 47 35 59 MC MC
Lanto Griffin 24 MC MC 36 29 37 9 MC MC
Matt Jones MC 52 38 47 47 MC 5 MC 73
Sebastian Munoz MC 28 MC MC 14 26 47 MC
CT Pan MC 52 MC MC MC MC 63 MC
Matthew Wolff MC MC 54 52 58 MC MC 21
Alexander Noren 21 60 MC MC 59 32
Harold Varner 32 MC 19 36 42 13 MC MC MC
Brian Harman MC 28 23 MC 47 47 49
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC MC MC
Harry Higgs MC 52 38 42 58 18 25 9
Tom Hoge 37 MC MC 15 MC 60 25 5
Russell Knox MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 16 21
Harris English 17 MC 9 17 16 71
Luke List MC MC 1 MC 30 25 36
Emiliano Grillo 60 MC MC Dq MC 3 MC MC MC
Si Woo Kim 11 MC MC MC MC 37 MC MC
Brian Stuard 20 52 43 MC 66 23 MC MC
Xin Jun Zhang MC 37 MC 52 MC 14 64 25 55
Talor Gooch MC MC 43 13 38 10 61 36
Pat Perez MC 49 MC 47 MC 55
Doc Redman 11 21 58 62 MC 50 34 64
Mark Hubbard 37 33 43 MC 11 MC 9
Wyndham Clark MC 64 MC 68 11 17 18 34 MC
Kyle Stanley 24 MC MC 3 64 MC MC
Troy Merritt 60 70 MC 24 MC 25 MC
Scott Brown 65 MC MC 56 MC 67 2 MC MC
Kevin Tway MC MC MC MC MC MC 37 30
Aaron Wise 46 MC 35 MC 62 MC
Tyler Duncan 32 28 38 MC MC 64 MC MC
Robby Shelton MC MC 56 11 52 MC 36
Sepp Straka MC 33 MC MC 27 MC MC MC
Kristoffer Ventura 49 4 20 MC MC
Zack Sucher 37 64 27 MC MC 36
Cameron Tringale MC 27 30 64 MC 49
Sam Burns 24 MC 36 64 23 MC 49
Zac Blair MC 55 36 MC MC 18 21
Chesson Hadley 58 23 MC MC 18 59 MC
Charl Schwartzel MC 41 MC 17 5 MC
Patrick Rodgers MC MC 14 24 21 35 30 MC 16 9
Beau Hossler MC MC 24 38 35 38 66 9
Maverick McNealy 58 32 MC 11 27 5 15
Adam Schenk MC MC 43 MC 14 47 50 MC
Michael Thompson 46 8 MC 57 MC MC MC
Cameron Davis MC MC 8 27 38 36
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC MC MC 42 38 14 13 MC MC
Bronson Burgoon MC MC 38 Wd MC MC
Henrik Norlander 41 MC MC MC 44 25 MC
Scott Harrington MC MC 47 MC MC MC MC
Brian Gay MC MC MC 62 MC MC 38 MC
Josh Teater 36 MC MC 2 MC MC
Sam Ryder MC 41 MC MC 53 3 MC 55 MC
Joseph Bramlett 41 3 2 MC 9 51 18 45
Peter Malnati MC 70 MC MC 11 MC MC
Ryan Armour 6 74 MC MC MC MC
Stewart Cink MC 62 47 53 38 55
Chris Kirk 1 60 MC MC MC
Kramer Hickok MC MC 21 MC Wd MC
Chris Stroud MC 28 MC MC MC MC MC
Jimmy Walker MC MC 24 21 MC MC 63 30
Richy Werenski 46 78 58 17 MC MC 73
Aaron Baddeley MC MC MC 25 40 64
Wes Roach 5 MC 9 55 MC
Jason Dufner 41 67 27 64 62 36
Fabian Gomez MC 66 MC 64 52 MC MC
Bo Hoag MC 49 MC 35 MC MC
Ted Potter MC MC MC MC 6 MC MC MC
Robert Streb MC 37 59 MC 27 MC MC
Roger Sloan 66 MC MC 60 MC MC MC
Scott Stallings 6 48 53 MC MC 49
Chase Seiffert 46 MC 52 50 71
Matt Every MC MC MC MC MC 32 MC
Cameron Percy MC 61 44 36
Hudson Swafford MC MC 21 9
Peter Uihlein 32 14 44 20 MC MC
Hank Lebioda 41 37 56 MC MC MC MC MC
Sebastian Cappelen MC MC MC MC 58 MC MC 21
DJ Trahan MC Wd MC 52 MC MC
JJ Spaun MC MC 63
Mark Anderson MC 61 27 MC 30
Nelson Ledesma MC 39 16 44 MC MC
Ryan Brehm 18 MC MC 35 53 68 49
Austin Cook 54 MC 61 44 MC MC MC
Luke Donald 68 MC 11 55 MC
Shawn Stefani 44 MC 14 32
Rhein Gibson 42 27 MC 70
Brandon Hagy MC 21 64 MC 16 MC
Patton Kizzire 6 MC MC 68 61 MC
Tim Wilkinson MC 54 56 MC 20 25 MC
Tyler McCumber MC MC MC MC 20 32 21
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC 47 MC MC MC
Grayson Murray MC Wd 53 MC 55 55
Vincent Whaley 66 56 MC 9 38 MC
Tommy Gainey 52 MC 23 MC
Johnson Wagner 66 35 MC MC
Chris Baker 58 33 42 MC 38 73
David Hearn MC MC MC MC MC MC
Michael Gellerman MC 58 MC MC
Rob Oppenheim MC MC 44 69 MC 9 38 MC
Kevin Chappell 54 MC 52 MC 25 MC
James Hahn MC 58 13 MC 25
Ben Martin 6 MC 14 25 MC
Bill Haas 48 MC 27 MC 73
Doug Ghim 63 MC MC 20 MC MC
Seamus Power MC MC 35 38
Roberto Castro 14 MC
Michael Gligic MC MC MC MC 55 MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC MC 79
Jonathan Byrd MC MC MC
Ryan Blaum 38
Sangmoon Bae 13 7 35 38 MC MC
Will Gordon 3 20 21
Jamie Lovemark MC MC 27 17 MC 36
Alex Cejka MC MC 60 32 71
Ben Taylor MC MC MC MC 55
George McNeill 35 MC
Greg Chalmers 67 MC MC MC
Chad Campbell MC MC MC
Steve Stricker MC 42 56 MC MC
Ben Crane
Vijay Singh MC MC MC MC
Michael Kim MC MC
David Lingmerth MC MC 50 MC MC MC 56
John Merrick MC
Ricky Barnes MC MC
John Senden MC 64 67 MC
Rod Pampling MC
Arjun Atwal MC 50 MC
Seung-Yul Noh 11 MC MC MC
Wesley Bryan 24 68 29 MC
Bo Van Pelt MC MC MC 60 MC MC
Sahith Theegala MC
Chris Couch 35
Peter Kuest MC
James Nicholas MC 39
Player 2019
Webb Simpson
Patrick Reed 5
Bryson DeChambeau
Tyrrell Hatton
Tony Finau
Sung Jae Im 21
Hideki Matsuyama 13
Rickie Fowler 46
Kevin Na
Danny Willett
Kevin Kisner 46
Erik van Rooyen
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Bubba Watson MC
Matt Wallace
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Scottie Scheffler
Brandt Snedeker 5
Viktor Hovland 13
Jason Day
Brendon Todd
Adam Hadwin
JT Poston 11
Tom Lewis
Keegan Bradley
Andrew Putnam
Branden Grace
Nate Lashley 1
Lucas Glover
Rory Sabbatini 3
Lanto Griffin
Matt Jones MC
Sebastian Munoz MC
CT Pan
Matthew Wolff MC
Alexander Noren
Harold Varner MC
Brian Harman MC
Lucas Bjerregaard
Harry Higgs
Tom Hoge 64
Russell Knox
Harris English 55
Luke List MC
Emiliano Grillo
Si Woo Kim MC
Brian Stuard 5
Xin Jun Zhang
Talor Gooch 17
Pat Perez
Doc Redman 2
Mark Hubbard
Wyndham Clark 17
Kyle Stanley 21
Troy Merritt MC
Scott Brown MC
Kevin Tway MC
Aaron Wise 35
Tyler Duncan MC
Robby Shelton
Sepp Straka 11
Kristoffer Ventura
Zack Sucher MC
Cameron Tringale 5
Sam Burns 42
Zac Blair
Chesson Hadley MC
Charl Schwartzel
Patrick Rodgers
Beau Hossler MC
Maverick McNealy
Adam Schenk 42
Michael Thompson MC
Cameron Davis MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC
Bronson Burgoon 35
Henrik Norlander
Scott Harrington
Brian Gay MC
Josh Teater 35
Sam Ryder MC
Joseph Bramlett
Peter Malnati 29
Ryan Armour 46
Stewart Cink 70
Chris Kirk
Kramer Hickok MC
Chris Stroud Wd
Jimmy Walker 21
Richy Werenski MC
Aaron Baddeley
Wes Roach 3
Jason Dufner MC
Fabian Gomez MC
Bo Hoag
Ted Potter 5
Robert Streb MC
Roger Sloan 21
Scott Stallings 64
Chase Seiffert
Matt Every
Cameron Percy
Hudson Swafford
Peter Uihlein MC
Hank Lebioda MC
Sebastian Cappelen
DJ Trahan
JJ Spaun 13
Mark Anderson
Nelson Ledesma
Ryan Brehm
Austin Cook MC
Luke Donald 46
Shawn Stefani 35
Rhein Gibson
Brandon Hagy
Patton Kizzire MC
Tim Wilkinson
Tyler McCumber
Martin Trainer MC
Grayson Murray
Vincent Whaley
Tommy Gainey
Johnson Wagner
Chris Baker
David Hearn
Michael Gellerman
Rob Oppenheim
Kevin Chappell
James Hahn
Ben Martin
Bill Haas
Doug Ghim
Seamus Power MC
Roberto Castro 59
Michael Gligic
Dominic Bozzelli 59
Jonathan Byrd
Ryan Blaum MC
Sangmoon Bae MC
Will Gordon
Jamie Lovemark
Alex Cejka MC
Ben Taylor
George McNeill
Greg Chalmers
Chad Campbell
Steve Stricker
Ben Crane
Vijay Singh
Michael Kim MC
David Lingmerth
John Merrick
Ricky Barnes
John Senden
Rod Pampling MC
Arjun Atwal
Seung-Yul Noh
Wesley Bryan
Bo Van Pelt
Sahith Theegala
Chris Couch
Peter Kuest
James Nicholas

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Adam Hadwin
Viktor Hovland
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Matt Wallace
Patrick Reed
Emiliano Grillo
Lucas Glover
Tony Finau
Sungjae Im
Hideki Matsuyama
Chris Kirk
Mark Hubbard
J.T. Poston
Chris Stroud
Cameron Champ
Jason Day
Brian Stuard
Richy Werenski
Chase Seiffert
Maverick McNealy
Peter Malnati
Henrik Norlander
Tyler Duncan
Seung-Yul Noh
Sam Burns
Sepp Straka
Matthew Wolff
Cameron Tringale
Tom Lewis
Hudson Swafford
Harold Varner III
J.J. Spaun
James Hahn
Ryan Armour
Adam Schenk
Patrick Rodgers
Sam Ryder
Pat Perez
Harry Higgs
Troy Merritt
Si Woo Kim
Will Gordon
Keegan Bradley
Luke List
Brandon Hagy
Ted Potter Jr.
Bubba Watson
Branden Grace
Johnson Wagner
Wesley Bryan
Seamus Power
Rhein Gibson
Lanto Griffin
Michael Thompson
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Kevin Na
Kevin Chappell
Alex Noren
George McNeill
Bill Haas
Jamie Lovemark
Luke Donald
Lucas Bjerregaard
Scott Brown
Brian Harman
Kristoffer Ventura
Shawn Stefani
Zack Sucher
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Kurt Kitayama
Joseph Bramlett
Danny Willett
Patton Kizzire
Austin Cook
Charl Schwartzel
Brandt Snedeker
Mark Anderson
Russell Knox
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Jimmy Walker
Jason Dufner
Robert Streb
Matt Jones
John Senden
Roberto Castro
Ben Martin
David Hearn
Zac Blair
Steve Stricker
Peter Uihlein
Vijay Singh
Matt Every
Tom Hoge
Rory Sabbatini
Chesson Hadley
Arjun Atwal
Bronson Burgoon
Kyle Stanley
Dominic Bozzelli
Michael Kim
Tim Wilkinson
Rob Oppenheim
Wes Roach
Cameron Percy
Bo Van Pelt
Greg Chalmers
Kevin Tway
Sebastian Cappelen
Ryan Brehm
Chris Baker
Josh Teater
Andrew Putnam
Scott Harrington
Martin Trainer
Roger Sloan
Tyler McCumber
Nate Lashley
Brian Gay
Grayson Murray
Robby Shelton
D.J. Trahan
Aaron Baddeley
Aaron Wise
Beau Hossler
Ben Taylor
Bo Hoag
C.T. Pan
Cameron Davis
Doug Ghim
Erik Van Rooyen
Fabián Gómez
Hank Lebioda
James Nicholas
Kramer Hickok
Michael Gellerman
Michael Gligic
Nelson Ledesma
Peter Kuest
Sahith Theegala
Scottie Scheffler
Sebastián Muñoz
Vincent Whaley
Ricky Barnes
Jonathan Byrd
Ryan Blaum
Xinjun Zhang
Donnie Trosper
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