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Rickie Fowler highlights 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic field in Detroit

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The field for the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic is almost set, with 152 spots accounted for as of Monday morning. There’s a bit of everything for Detroit golf fans: 10 of the top 50 in the World Golf Rankings, seven major winners, three previous Rocket Mortgage Classic winners and a pair of precocious youngsters.

The tournament, returning to Detroit Golf Club for the sixth time, will be held from June 27-30, with the first round teeing off Thursday. Among the top-ranked golfers coming to town are Tom Kim (No. 16), Cameron Young (23), Chris Kirk (No. 33) and, of course, Rickie Fowler, ranked No. 50 and the defending Rocket Mortgage Classic champ after last year’s epic three-way playoff victory.

Other previous winners returning to Detroit are Cam Davis, who took the trophy in a 2021 playoff, and Nate Lashley, who won it as the third alternate in 2019, leading wire-to-wire.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic will also feature several major winners in Stewart Cink (2009 British Open), Jason Dufner (2013 PGA Championship), Zach Johnson (2007 Masters, 2015 British Open), Francesco Molinari (2018 British Open), Webb Simpson (2012 U.S. Open), Jimmy Walker (2016 PGA Championship) and Gary Woodland (2019 U.S Open).

Also making his PGA Tour debut will be Neal Shipley, who has already finished as low amateur at the Masters and the U.S. Open this year. The 2023 U.S. Amateur runner-up turned pro last week. Further, Willie Mack III earned a spot Sunday winning the John Shippen Invitational.

The final four spots will be up for grabs Monday through the qualifier.


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