METRO DETROIT – As part of the focus of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, the PGA Tour event will have a celebrity race with some big names in the game and the state participating.
The AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble presented by CDW was recognized as the “Best Special Event” in all PGA Tour events during the 2018-19 season, and after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic -19, the event returns to the Rocket Classic Mortgage June 29.
PGA Tour stars Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler will each lead a four-player squad made up of celebrities including 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 representative of the sponsor.
The teams will play the three-hole stretch called AREA 313, named after the area code for Detroit. The three holes consist of Par 5 14th, Par 3 15th and Par 4 16th. During the tournament, the first golfer to land a 3-1-3 over four days will win a donation of $ 313,000 made in their name, divided between a charity of their choice and the Connect Fund 313.
The tournament will take place at the Detroit Golf Club from July 1-4.