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DETROIT — The PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament is staying at Detroit Golf Club through 2027, after a five-year extension between the title sponsor and course was made official Monday.
The original contract between the Tour and Detroit Golf Club was for four years through 2022.
After being held over the July 4 weekend the past two years, the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic will be played July 28-31, which could attract some bigger names.
Cam Davis won this year’s event in a three-man playoff over Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann to earn his first PGA Tour title.
DeChambeau said he got five hours of sleep overnight celebrating the Team USA’s record 19-9 victory over Team Europe.
Bryson DeChambeau, fresh off a Ryder Cup celebration, spent Monday in Detroit celebrating the @RocketClassic’s contract extension.
We talked about USA’s win, Detroit delight, and yes, the Brooks Koepka love. pic.twitter.com/oGtm3liNjF
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 27, 2021
He won the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic with no fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but missed the cut in 2021 during a tumultuous week.
On Monday, he again sung the praises of the event and Detroit fans.
“Can’t appreciate the fact that it’s gonna be here for another five (years) and many more to come I’m sure,” DeChambeau told WXYZ Detroit’s Brad Galli. “This golf course suits me really well so I’m super excited about that. Looking to hit some bombs out there every single year and give the fans what they want.
“The 313 area is becoming more and more family to me as well. This is definitely a place that has caught my eye, and I want to help out as much as possible around here.”