Rocket Mortgage Classic sets celebrity lineup

By: Zachary Manning | Metro | Published June 8, 2021

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METRO DETROIT — As part of the tune up for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, the PGA Tour event will have a celebrity scramble with some top names from around the game and state participating. 

The AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble Presented by CDW was awarded as the “Best Special Event” across all PGA Tour events during the 2018-19 season, and after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event returns to the Rocket Mortgage Classic June 29.

PGA Tour stars Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler will each captain a four-player team consisting of celebrities that will include Larry Fitzgerald, Barry Sanders, Tom Izzo, Lexi Thompson and Maurice Allen. Each team will also include a participant from The John Shippen National Invitational and a sponsor representative.

The teams will play the three-hole stretch called AREA 313, named for Detroit's area code. The three holes consist of the Par 5 14th, Par 3 15th and the Par 4 16th. During the tournament, the first golfer who makes a 3-1-3 over the four-day stretch will earn a $313,000 donation made in his name split between a charity of their choice and the Connect 313 Fund. 

The tournament is set to take place at Detroit Golf Club July 1-4.