Action Report: DeChambeau leads the way

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Bryson DeChambeau is a popular man this week, with both fans and bettors alike.

DeChambeau torched Detroit Golf Club last year en route to a three-shot victory, and he returns this week as a clear betting favorite at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. But those short odds (+750 at PointsBet Sportsbook) haven't dissuaded many bettors, as DeChambeau leads the way in terms of both tickets (total bets placed) and handle (total money wagered) heading into the opening round in the Motor City.

Other popular pre-tournament targets include Matthew Wolff, who held the 54-hole lead at this event last year before ultimately finishing second behind DeChambeau. He's inside the top 5 in terms of both tickets and handle, as are Chile's Joaquin Niemann and Jason Kokrak, who outlasted Jordan Spieth last month at Colonial.

Here's a look at the players that have received the most attention this week:

Most Rocket Mortgage bets (by tickets, via PointsBet)

1. Bryson DeChambeau (+750, 5.50% of tickets)

2. Jason Kokrak (+2800, 4.27%)

3. Matthew Wolff (+3000, 3.37%)

4. Garrick Higgo (+5000, 2.72%)

5. Joaquin Niemann (+2500, 2.72%)

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Most Rocket Mortgage bets (by handle, via PointsBet)

1. Bryson DeChambeau (8.37% of handle)

2. Jason Kokrak (4.45%)

3. Matthew Wolff (3.05%)

4. Joaquin Niemann (2.76%)

5. Kevin Kisner (+3300, 2.55%)

A triple-digit longshot leads the way in terms of top liabilities, with Robby Shelton attracting some attention at a price of +35000. Kokrak and Wolff are both among the five most expensive sweats for oddsmakers this week, as are Higgo and former U.S. Open champ Gary Woodland (+5000).

Some notable names not making any of the above lists: current major champions Hideki Matsuyama (+1800) and Phil Mickelson (+6600), as well as fan favorites Rickie Fowler (+5000), Bubba Watson (+4000) and Jason Day (+3300).

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