Two big names, including ex-Masters champ, commit to Rocket Mortgage Classic

Detroit — Two more golfers ranked in the top 50 in the world have committed to playing the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic for the first time next month.

Patrick Cantlay, No. 7 in the world, and Adam Scott, No. 40 in the world and the 2013 Masters champion, will tee it up at Detroit Golf Club when the PGA Tour returns for the fourth playing of the Rocket, from July 28-31.

Jason Langwell, executive director of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, made the announcement Monday, while projecting the 2022 field as “the best Rocket Mortgage Classic that we’ve ever had.”

Cantlay, 30, is the reigning FedEx Cup champion and PGA Tour player of the year, who has won seven times on the PGA Tour, most recently at the Zurich Classic, a two-man team event, with Xander Schauffele in April. Cantlay’s biggest win was the Tour Championship in September 2021; he’s won the Memorial twice.

Scott, 41, was the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world from May 2014 through August 2014, on the heels of his Masters triumph in 2013, when he beat Angel Cabrera in a playoff. He has won 31 professional tournaments around the world, including 14 times on the PGA Tour. Those wins include The Players Championship in 2004, Tour Championship in 2006, and two World Golf Championship events.

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