The Rocket Mortgage Classic will take a new spot on the PGA Tour when it returns to Detroit next year.
The Detroit Golf Course will take place on July 25-31, 2022, the final year of a four-year Rocket Mortgage sponsored tournament contract. It took place on the weekend of July 4th for the last two summers, and the gala event took place on June 25-30, 2019.
Organizers have previously hinted that they expect the tournament to be extended until 2022, but this has not been confirmed. The organizers did not respond to a request for additional information on Tuesday afternoon. Aaron Emerson, director of public relations for Rock Central, declined to comment on the expansion of sponsorship, but said the company will contact us “when we have any information.”
The new dates for Michigan’s only PGA tournament were announced Tuesday in a press release outlining the tour schedule for 2022. The Rocket Mortgage Classic takes place at the end of the season, three weeks after the final Major of the year and two weeks before the FedExCup playoffs.
“This event, which is being held for the fourth year in a row, has quickly become a summer tradition with many of the best golfers competing in support of a very important cause – closing the digital divide in Detroit,” said Jason Langwell, the tournament’s executive director. in release.
While Detroit will be held after the PGA’s most exciting stops, the new spot on the schedule could still attract big names looking to earn FedEx Points and big paychecks. The tournament attracted some – but not all – of golf’s biggest stars, including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bubbu Watson, Patrick Reed and Jason Day. Notable players who have not settled in the Midwest include Tiger Woods, Jordan Spiet, and Rory McIlroy.
This winner is on this year’s tournament was Australian Cam Daviswho finished 18 below par and won the playoffs with five holes. But Phil Mickelson grabbed most of the headlines because of the amazing Detroit News story and the popular golfer’s intense reaction to it.
Even with the ticket price hike this year, crowds of fans huddled around T-shirts and greenery to watch in person after limited from the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the PGA does not release attendance figures, Langwell told Crain’s in the days leading up to the tournament that the hospitality facilities were sold out and attendance was the same as in the first year of the event’s success.