Sport Rickie Fowler grouped with Webb Simpson, Nate Lashley at Rocket Mortgage

00:21  01 july  2020
00:21  01 july  2020 Source:   golfchannel.com

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  Q&Gray: Is Rocket man Rickie Fowler ready to emerge from recent slump? Can Fowler break out of his slump? Will DeChambeau feast at Detroit Golf Club? Here are the biggest questions of the week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.From the tournament’s biggest endorser to the Tour’s biggest protein shake consumer, here’s a look at some of the burning questions ahead of this week’s stop in Michigan:

Rickie Fowler will be in a Featured Group with Webb Simpson and defending champ Nate Lashley . (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images). • Rocket Mortgage ambassador Fowler , who owns five PGA TOUR wins including the 2015 PLAYERS Championship, will make his ninth start of the season • As the last

What's more, he won the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic as an afterthought prior to the For more on how Lashley manufactured his breakthrough victory, the composite host course and Rickie Fowler , Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Kevin Kisner, Scottie Scheffler and other notables will be included.

Rickie Fowler heads to Detroit as one of the headliners at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, looking to end a recent drought in the Motor City. Here's a look at some of the early-round featured groupings at Detroit Golf Club, as Fowler finds himself grouped with last year's champ and a recent Tour winner (all times ET):

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7:35 a.m. Thursday, 12:50 p.m. Friday: Tyrrell Hatton, Sungjae Im, Brandt Snedeker

Hatton and Im both earned victories this year before the pandemic struck, with Hatton topping the field at Bay Hill and Im winning the Honda. Hatton has since followed with a T-3 finish at the RBC Heritage, while Im has struggled since his top-10 at Colonial. Rounding out the group will be Snedeker, who has feasted on Donald Ross layouts in the past and who tied for fifth at this event a year ago.

Photos: 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club

  Photos: 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club The PGA Tour resumed its revised season Thursday with the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. The field does not include Tiger Woods, but still has plenty of talent. World No. 5 and RBC Heritage winner Webb Simpson is in the field alongside Patrick Reed (No. 7), Bryson DeChambeau (No. 10), Tony Finau (No. 17), Rickie Fowler and Jason Day. Three players — Dylan Frittelli, Harris English and Chad Campbell — tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-tournament testing and have withdrawn from the event.

FedEx Cup leader Webb Simpson , defending event champion Nate Lashley and Rickie Fowler will form of the featured groupings for the first two rounds of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, which begins Thursday in Detroit. Simpson pulled out of last week's Travelers Championship after a family member

Nate Lashley holds the Rocket Mortgage Classic trophy as he celebrates winning the tournament with Jay Farner, Chief Executive Officer of Rickie Fowler lines up his ball on the green during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

7:45 a.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Friday: Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Nate Lashley

Fowler has ties to this week's title sponsor, so his appearance here is no surprise. But he's hoping that last week's break will be enough to nudge him in the right direction, as the veteran has missed the cut in each of his two starts since returning and has now missed four of six cuts overall. He'll play the first two rounds with Simpson, who won the RBC Heritage before withdrawing from the Travelers because of COVID-19 concerns, and Lashley, who went wire-to-wire here a year ago for his maiden Tour title after starting the week as the third alternate.

12:50 p.m. Thursday, 7:35 a.m. Friday: Brendon Todd, Bubba Watson, Jason Day

Todd already has two titles to his credit this season, and he was in the mix for a third before a final-round melt cost him at TPC River Highlands. Watson posted a rare missed cut last week at one of his favorite venues and missed the cut at this event a year ago, while Day's struggles continued as the Australian how has just one top-10 finish in the last calendar year.

1 p.m. Thursday, 7:45 a.m. Friday: Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau, Hideki Matsuyama

DeChambeau enters the week as the betting favorite, riding a streak of six straight top-10 finishes that dates back to Riviera and includes his T-6 finish last week in Connecticut. Reed tied for fifth at this event last year to spark a late-season run of consistency, and he has already racked up a pair of top-25 finishes since the Tour's hiatus ended. Matsuyama remains in search of his first win in nearly three years but did finish T-13 in Detroit last year.

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