Will Zalatoris leads first wave of Rocket Mortgage Classic commitments

Detroit – Five golfers in the top 50 in the world rankings, including US Open and PGA Championship runner-up Will Zalatoris, are among the first wave of commitments to next month’s Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Zalatoris (world No. 12), Tony Finau (17), Kevin Kisner (31), Cameron Young (32) and Justin Rose (47) were announced Wednesday morning as having committed to Detroit’s lone PGA Tour stop, set for July 28- 31 at Detroit Golf Club.

Rocket Mortgage paid ambassador Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and defending champion Cam Davis also announced their commitments Wednesday.

This is a later-than-normal first wave of commitments for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, a delay attributed to two key factors: The emergence of the Saudi-backed LIV golf tour, which has lured eight of the world’s top 50 away from the PGA Tour, including former Rocket Mortgage spokesman Bryson DeChambeau and regular Rocket Mortgage Classic participant Patrick Reed; as well as the tournament’s new place on the calendar, immediately before the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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