So far it’s been plenty of the expected favorites at the Detroit Golf Club during the first two days of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. But as we head to Saturday, can we expect this to say the same?
It’s expected to be a breezy 92-degree day in Blaine, Minnesota tomorrow, so the players should be used to the weather. Finding golfers that can make a number, or correct a bad hole that’s hurt them so far, could be the key to victory.
We make some picks for Round 2 below. Enter your lineups here.
Tony Finau ($10,300)
Sometimes you just need to play better, and sometimes you need to fire your caddy. Finau did the latter, and shot a 6-under 65 to open the tournament. His meltdowns, and they are numerous, tend to be on the weekend. There’s no reason he can’t go out and shoot very low again tomorrow. Has gone under 70 in four of his last five rounds on Fridays.
Dylan Frittelli ($8,100)
Ignore some of his recent form, as a positive Covid-19 test has forced him to play as a onesome and withdraw from tournaments. But this guy can play and go low when needed, and put up three rounds in the 60’s here last year from Thursday-Saturday, including a pair of 66’s.
Richy Werenski ($8,000)
It’s not rocket science to pick the guy that shot 8-under on the first day to lead the tournament, but it’s the trend from Werenski that makes his Friday look even more promising. His last six Fridays have all been under 70, and he has improved on his Thursday score in five of the last six tournaments. That might be a reach to do tomorrow, but it shows he can play well before the cut. Also went 71-66-70-67 here last year.
Bo van Pelt ($6,200)
Gets really low on Fridays, and his undisclosed injury from the first week at Muirfield Village appears to be a thing of the past. He shot 5-under, and has the game to back it up when in form: He’s also shot lower on Friday than Thursday in seven of his last nine events. And he did it in style yesterday: five birdies, two bogeys... and an ace! That’s how you score DFS points.