Official field of the Rocket Mortgage Classic announced by PGA Tour

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Official field of the Rocket Mortgage Classic announced by PGA Tour

The field for next week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic on the PGA Tour at the Detroit Golf Club was announced Friday to take part in the third year of the tournament, which will feature some of golf’s biggest names.

Bryson DeChambeau will return to defend his title and reigning PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson will make his tournament debut, playing in his first PGA Tour event in Michigan since 2002 when he competed at the Buick Open in Grand Blanc went.

Reigning Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama will also be in the field of 156 players for his third consecutive appearance at Rocket.

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Bryson DeChambeau looks through the trophy after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament at Detroit Golf Club on July 5, 2020.

The tournament includes only two players in the top 10 of the official golf world rankings: DeChambeau in 6th place and Patrick Reed in 9th place. But there are 13 former major champions represented.

In addition to DeChambeau, Mickelson, Matsuyama and Reed, the other champions in the field are Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Jason Dufner, Lucas Glover, Webb Simpson, Jimmy Walker, Bubba Watson, Danny Willett and Gary Woodland.

Former Oakland University golfer Brian Stuard of Jackson is making his third return after scoring top 30 finishes in each of the first two tournaments. Former Michigan State golfer Ryan Brehm is also in the field.

Former Flint Golf Club pro Jeff Roth, 63, is the Michigan PGA Section Champion. And Flint native Willie Mack III will play with the exception of one sponsor.

Fans are allowed to return after COVID-19 logs kept them out last year. The tournament kicks off in earnest on Tuesday with a charity scramble that will include Barry Sanders and Tom Izzo, followed by the Pro-Am and Live rounds on Wednesday Thursday through Sunday. Information on tickets and parking can be found on the tournament website.

Contact Carlos Monarrez at cmonarrez@freepress.com and follow him on Twitter @cmonarrez.

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