Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview: Hello Detroit
Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview: Hello Detroit

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads to that Mecca of golf known as Detroit this week as we begin the stretch toward the final major of the year. In all seriousness, while Detroit isn't the first city to come to mind when you think of golf, Michigan has a reputation as a fairly "golf-crazy" state. Expect some decent crowds this week. 

As for the course, we don't have much to go on, other than how the course "should" play. I've never been fond of predicting how golfers will play based on the course alone, unless there's an obvious theme, like say, Bethpage, where you have to be a bomber. There will certainly be opinions on what type of golfer should succeed on this course, but in the end, it will come down to what it usually comes down to — who's playing best. We'll lean heavily on current form this week as it's pretty much all we have.     

This week: Rocket Mortgage Classic – Detroit Golf Club, Detroit 

Last Year: none

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Dustin Johnson (6-1) 

There's not a lot of high-end firepower in the field this week, which is why Johnson is at a paltry 6-1. No doubt he's the best player in the field, and it's not even close, but this is a new venue and we just don't know if it will suit DJ's eye. While he's an obvious "must-start" in all league formats, I wouldn't pull the trigger on him in OAD formats, and I probably wouldn't

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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