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Rocket Mortgage Classic and Hero Open picks

While the majors are out of the way until the Masters next April, places in the lucrative FedEx Cup play-offs are there to be grabbed, so we can expect a keenly contested tournament at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Michigan this week, while there is also DP World Tour action in Scotland.

Cam Davis, who has been performing solidly in recent weeks, will be defending the crown he won in a play-off at the Detroit Golf Club 12 months ago and he is 30/1 for a repeat success.

World No 4 Patrick Cantlay is the highest-ranked player in the field and is 11/1 to claim his first individual win of the campaign while Tony Finau is 14/1 after winning his third PGA Tour title at last week’s 3M Open.

Rocket Mortgage Classic golf betting tips

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Bradley to bounce back

Former US PGA champion Keegan Bradley failed to make an impression at either the Scottish Open or the Open Championship, but as he has never looked comfortable on links tests, we can expect a much better performance in Detroit this week.

Bradley missed a great opportunity to claim a PGA Tour win when he finished second at the Wells Fargo Championship, but he has put in a succession of decent shows, which suggest a victory may not be far away.

Other notable results were his seventh at the US Open and fifth at The Players Championship and the quality of his approach play in recent months mean Detroit Golf Club could be a track he dominates.

Tip: Keegan Bradley to win outright @ 45/1 with bet365

Cut-off looms large for Simpson

Former US Open champion Webb Simpson has not been at the peak of his game this year, and there are only two weeks left for players to ensure they are involved in the FedEx Cup play-offs, so this is a nervous time for the player on the bubble at 125 in the rankings.

Simpson tends to perform well on courses designed by Donald Ross and it is remarkable that he was eighth in this tournament last year.

The extra motivation provided by the play-offs should give him an extra boost the week before the Wyndham Championship, one of his favorite tournaments.

Tip: Webb Simpson to win outright @ 40/1 with bet365

McNealy makes presence felt

Maverick McNealy has yet to taste victory on the PGA Tour but that first success may not be too far away.

Finishing 49th at last week’s 3M Open was a disappointment, but it should not be forgotten that he posted some strong performances before that. He was eighth at the John Deere Classic, 16th in a high-class field at the Scottish Open and ninth at the Barracuda Championship.

This week’s test should be much more to his liking than the one he faced last week and this tidy operator is capable of making a big impression.

Tip: Maverick McNealy to win outright @ 45/1 with bet365

Hero Open golf betting tips

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Law can lay down marker

Two weeks after the Open was played at the home of golf, the DP World Tour will be down the road at Fairmont St Andrews for the Hero Open.

The tournament will be played at the Fife course for the second time and Scotland’s Grant Forrest celebrated victory last year.

He is 33/1 to claim a repeat success in a market that is headed by New Zealand’s Ryan Fox, who has been a DP World Tour top-10 regular this season. He can be backed at 11/1 while Spain’s Adrian Otaegui, who won the 2020 Scottish Championship on the course, is available at 22/1.

Fox looks to be the man to beat, but it would not be a huge shock if David Law became the second Scottish winner of this tournament.

He made the cut at The Open, which was a decent achievement, while one of his most eye-catching results of 2022 was the fourth place he earned at the Irish Open.

He claimed a professional win in his homeland when he won the 2018 Scottish Challenge and he should take a great deal of confidence from his fourth-place finish here last time.

Tip: David Law to win outright @ 50/1 with bet365

Morrison can go one better

James Morrison was second behind Forrest 12 months and another strong performance would not be a huge shock.

He was 13th in Ireland, 36th at a high-class Scottish Open and 26th when he headed to the States for a go at the Barracuda Championship, and all of those tournaments could stand up to this week’s offering in regards to the quality of the field .

Morrison has not posted a top-10 finish since his sixth place at the Abu Dhabi Championship in January, but a bold bid looks likely this week.

Tip: James Morrison to win outright @ 50/1 with bet365

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