Rickie Fowler will be out to defend his title when the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic gets underway on Thursday at Detroit Golf Club. Fowler's win at the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic ended a four-year PGA Tour victory drought for the 35-year-old. He enters this week as a 45-1 longshot in the latest 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds. Fowler has had an inconsistent season in 2024, but is still ranked 50th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

World No. 16 Tom Kim headlines the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic field, and enters the week as the 12-1 betting favorite. Other top contenders include Cameron Young (14-1), Min Woo Lee (20-1) and Akshay Bhatia (20-1). Before locking in any 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic picks, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Our proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June 2020. In fact, the model is up nearly $9,500 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

This same model has also nailed a whopping 13 majors entering the weekend, including the 2024 Masters -- its third Masters in a row -- and this year's PGA Championship and U.S. Open. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns. 

Now with the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic field locked in, SportsLine simulated the tournament 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

Top 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic predictions 

One major surprise the model is calling for at the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic: Young (14-1), who's among the top favorites this week at 14-1, stumbles and doesn't even crack the top 10. The 27-year-old American shot a 59 in the third round of the Travelers Championship, which was just the 13th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. He started the day 11 shots back of the lead, but that round allowed him to ultimately post a top-10 finish. 

However, Young finished outside the top 30 in his previous six tournaments, missing the cut at the RBC Canadian Open while finishing T-62 at the RBC Heritage and T-67 at the U.S. Open. He is still seeking his first career PGA Tour victory after posting seven runner-up finishes. Young ranks 102nd on the PGA Tour in scoring average, making him a golfer to fade this week despite his historic third round at the Travelers Championship. See who else to fade here.

Another surprise: Aaron Rai, a 40-1 longshot, makes a strong run at the title. The 29-year-old Englishman has flown under the radar, but has proven to be one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour this year. He has four top-25 finishes in his last six starts, including a T4 at The CJ Cup Byron Nelson.

Rai also enters the week ranked highly in several key metrics. He is currently ranked seventh on the PGA Tour in strokes gained on approach (0.639), 10th in strokes gained tee-to-green (1.201), and 11th in total strokes gained (1.050). Given his recent form and consistency, Rai could be a target for anyone looking for a massive payday. See who else to back here

How to make 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic picks

The model is also targeting three other golfers with odds of 40-1 or longer to make a strong run at the title. Anyone who backs these longshots could hit it big. You can only see the model's picks here.

Who will win the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic, and which longshots will stun the golfing world? Check out the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2024 odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard, all from the model that's nailed 13 golf majors, including the last three Masters and all three majors this year.

2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds, field

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Tom Kim 12-1
Cameron Young 14-1
Min Woo Lee 20-1
Akshay Bhatia 20-1
Maverick McNealy 30-1
Will Zalatoris 30-1
Alex Noren 30-1
Keith Mitchell 30-1
Stephan Jaeger 35-1
Robert MacIntyre 40-1
Taylor Pendrith 40-1
Davis Thompson 40-1
Aaron Rai 40-1
Rickie Fowler 45-1
Michael Thorbjornsen 50-1
Erik van Rooyen 50-1
Nicolai Hojgaard 55-1
Chris Kirk 55-1
Ryan Fox 55-1
Nick Dunlap 55-1
Taylor Moore 55-1
Ben Griffin 60-1
Taylor Montgomery 60-1
Kevin Yu 60-1
Matt Wallace 65-1
Patrick Rodgers 70-1
Beau Hossler 70-1
Sam Stevens 70-1
Thorbjorn Olesen 75-1
Mark Hubbard 75-1
Doug Ghim 80-1
Lee Hodges 80-1
Cam Davis 80-1
Ryo Hisatsune 80-1
Adam Svensson 90-1
Daniel Berger 90-1
Michael Kim 100-1
Davis Riley 100-1
Andrew Novak 100-1
Eric Cole 100-1
Adam Schenk 100-1
Joseph Bramlett 110-1
Nate Lashley 110-1
Luke List 110-1
Alejandro Tosti 110-1
K.H. Lee 110-1
Chris Gotterup 110-1
Luke Clanton 110-1
Matti Schmid 110-1
S.H. Kim 110-1
Jackson Koivun 110-1
Jhonattan Vegas 110-1
Alex Smalley 120-1
Justin Lower 120-1
Jacob Bridgeman 120-1
Jake Knapp 120-1
Chan Kim 120-1
Chandler Phillips 120-1
J.J. Spaun 120-1
Webb Simpson 120-1
Mac Meissner 120-1
Brendon Todd 120-1
Greyson Sigg 150-1
Cameron Champ 150-1
Troy Merritt 150-1
Max Greyersman 150-1
Charley Hoffman 150-1
David Skinns 150-1
C.T. Pan 150-1
Gary Woodland 150-1
Ben Silverman 170-1