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At the turn: Rocket Mortgage Recap

Adam does a review of his picks from last weeks Rocket Mortgage PGA tournament!

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JUNE 30: A general view of signage on the 18th green is seen during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on June 30, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Raj Mehta/Getty Images)

I thought it would be valuable to start documenting results and evaluating the process of which players we chose to play the week before. Overall, it was a great week in Detroit—for the event, the city of Detroit, and the players written about.

Cam Davis got his second win at the event, shooting a score of -18. Scores weren’t as low as in previous years, but there were still plenty of fireworks leading up to the 4th. Here is the breakdown of how the recommended picks worked out.

Min Woo Lee: 

2nd highest DK score (119 points) at $10,500. The chef hat was almost worn during the victory celebration.

Keith Mitchell:

Bogeyed his 36th hole to miss the cut by a stroke. At $8,500, it was clearly a disappointment. Bummer, but I don’t think the process was flawed in targeting him. Cashmere Keith is back in play for the Deere.

Davis Thompson: 

3rd highest DK score (117.5 points). DT is hitting his stride, missing out on a playoff by a single stroke, and ending up as a must in your lineup to contend for a GPP. Well rounded game suited him well as he outlasted many who started faster in the early rounds. Price is elevated for the John Deere, but he could still be worth paying up for.

Mark Hubbard: 

59th highest DK score (70 points) at $7,700. I do think the process was flawed here. While his game was a decent course fit, he’s proven to be a weak player on the weekends and rarely scores above his tournament finish. Ownership leverage sucked me in. Lesson learned: stay true to seeing upside.

Nicolai Hojgaard:

Well, the young Dane got off to a solid two-day start, sitting at -8 and within striking distance. Seemingly, the only thing he struck were trees with his ball from that point forward. The cherry on top was a quadruple-bogey 8 on the 10th hole, featuring a tee shot going OB left. Mental fortitude doesn’t seem to be his strength. Distance off the tee lured me in. I won’t be making that mistake again.


37th highest DK score at $7,100. Solid value, but not winning you anything in GPPs. I will target him in future lower-scoring events. The process was sound; ownership was fairly low.

Andrew Novak: 

23rd highest DK score (86 points) at $6,700. A great value, Novak continues to gain on the field in approach play. He is a good target at the John Deere this coming week, although he’ll be popular.

Mac Meissner: 

Battled back for a 68 in round 2, but missed the cut by a shot. I don’t think the process was flawed in getting on him. A sluggish start cost him an opportunity to return value. Low-priced players always incur some risk, but we’ll be back for more Macs.

Troy Merritt: 

12th highest DK score (96.5 points) at $6,300. One of the best values of the week despite a lackluster final round. Course horse at Detroit Golf Club. This guy must love Detroit-style deep dish because he’s yet to miss on a top-30 finish in 5 appearances at the RMC.