3 Dark Horse Picks for the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic on FanDuel Sportsbook
Just two more PGA Tour events until the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and this week its the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the 7,370 yard par 72 course at Detroit Country Club.
Rocket Mortgage Golf Dark Horse Picks 2022
Beyond the favorites and top-ranked golfers with the lowest odds to win, there are plenty of other players and dark horses who offer more value as capable contenders.
With longshots in mind, here are three dark horses that could make a run at the Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard and come away with high finish or win on Sunday. Check out the Rocket Mortgage Classic odds and prop bets on FanDuel Sportsbook.
1. Kevin Kisner (+3700)
Kisner was struggling in May and June with four missed cuts until a T-6 at the Travelers Championship. But this course fits his game and the 38-year-old four-time PGA Tour winner finished T-3 at -18 under par in 2020 and T-8 last year with 7-of-8 rounds shooting in the 60's. Kisner also won on the Donald Ross layout at Sedgefield CC last year five weeks after this event.
2. Mark Hubbard (+4500)
Mark Hubbard is a legit top-10 (+650) candidate this week who ranks No. 4 in this field in Strokes Gained: Total over his last 36 rounds. That includes top-10 in Tee-to-Green, Ball Striking and Approach, along with top-15 in Putting. The 33-year-old very short-hitting pro has been flying under the radar, but he's playing his best golf with a pair of top-5 finishes his last two PGA Tour starts along with a top-15 this month. Hubbard finished T-12 here in 2020, but was right in contention for his first PGA Tour win until a final round 72 dropped him back. He's playing much better now and his putter has provided six straight events since May of positive strokes gained stats.
3. Chesson Hadley (+12000)
After a poor run of golf and results from March through May, Hadley has found his groove to finish top-10 in three of his last five starts on Tour. His stats won't justify a top-10 or 20 finish, but the 35-year-old has gained strokes in five of his last six starts in Approach and Putting. Hadley will be focused and ready to continue his good run of play as he sits just outside the cut line for the FedEx Cup Playoffs (130th). In a similar position last year on a Donald Ross-design at Sedgfield, finished T-15 to move up and make it inside the top-125 of the FedEx Cup Standings. Hadley can clearly out-perform these odds and is a dark horse to watch who's getting some interest in the top-10 market (+1000).