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Will Zalatoris leads the first wave of Rocket Mortgage Classic commitments

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

Zalatoris (number 12 in the world), Tony Finau (17), Kevin Kisner (31), Cameron Young (32) and Justin Rose (47) were announced Wednesday morning as committed to the only stop of the PGA Tour of Detroit, scheduled for July 28. 31 at the Detroit Golf Club.

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

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This is a later-than-normal first wave of commitments for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, a delay attributed to two key factors: The rise of the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV golf tour, which drew eight of the world’s top 50 outside of the PGA. Tour, including former Rocket Mortgage spokesman Bryson DeChambeau and Rocket Mortgage Classic regular Patrick Reed; as well as the tournament’s new spot on the schedule, immediately prior to the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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