Rocket Mortgage Classic One And Done Pick Strategy (2024)

Golf One And Done pool pick strategy for the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic, where Tom Kim is the betting favorite.

Tom Kim is the favorite at the Rocket Mortgage Classic (Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire)

The Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club comes after a three-week stretch of The Memorial, U.S. Open, and Travelers Championship. As a result, many of the top golfers who competed in all those events are sitting this one out. A top contender not sitting out is 22-year-old Tom Kim, who just finished second to Scottie Scheffler at the Travelers and is playing in an event for the ninth straight week.

With most of the top golfers sitting out, the strategy for this tournament is to select the best available player whose popularity aligns with your current standing in your pool.

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Last Week’s One And Done Pick Results

  • Scottie Scheffler won the Travelers Championship in a playoff with Tom Kim, marking the sixth time Scheffler has won in 11 Signature Events or majors this year.  He won $3.6 million for first place.
  • Tom Kim won $2,160,000 for second place and had a popularity pick rate of just over 1% in many pools.
  • Tom Hoge and Sungjae Im tied for 3rd place, earning over $1 million, and were highly unpopular in the pick rates.
  • Brian Harman was the most popular pick of the week and finished tied for ninth, earning $520,000.

Rocket Mortgage Classic One And Done Pick Strategy: Purse Info

The Rocket Mortgage Classic has a total prize purse of $9,200,000, with $1,656,000 going to 1st place.

This event shares the same tier as upcoming tournaments such as the John Deere Classic, Scottish Open, and 3M Open, but it falls well below The Open and the upcoming FedEx playoff events.

Since the field doesn’t include most top golfers, your default pick strategy should target one of your five best remaining win odds options, only deviating from that for popularity/uniqueness purposes as warranted.

If you want to see where this tournament’s purse ranks in your specific One And Done pool, you can set up your pool entry in our Golf One And Done Picks product.

2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic Overview For One And Done Pools

This analysis serves as a complement to the data provided in our product, which provides customized weekly pick grades that consider factors like:

  • The total number of picks you need to make this season
  • The specific tournaments included in your pool
  • The golfers you’ve already picked so far

Here are notable highlights for the 2024 Rocket Mortgage field:

  • Tom Kim (No. 25) is our highest-rated golfer in the field and the betting favorite. Expect him to be a very popular selection after his playoff loss in the Travelers.
  • Cam Young is second in win odds and finished 2nd the last time he played here in 2022, so you should also anticipate him to be a reasonably popular pick this week.
  • Alex Noren (No. 29) is the only other golfer ranked inside our top 30 in the field this week and is in the top five in win odds, with two past top 10 finishes here.
  • Akshay Bhatia and Min Woo Lee are the only others ranked inside our top 40 and are tied for third in the win odds.
  • Rickie Fowler is the defending champion at this event but has yet to be in good form in 2024. He did, however, post a tie for 20th last week, only his second top-20 finish all year (and no top-10 finishes in 2024).

One And Done Pick Advice For The 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic

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