• Rocket Mortgage Classic returns to Detroit Golf Club for the sixth year June 25-30
  • Daily grounds tickets and hospitality passes are available now at RocketMortgageClassic.com

DETROIT (May 6, 2024) – The Rocket Mortgage Classic today announced daily grounds tickets and passes to hospitality venues are now on sale at RocketMortgageClassic.com, where spectators can purchase packages to enjoy Detroit’s PGA TOUR event when the tournament is held for the sixth year at Detroit Golf Club from June 25-30. Fans can choose from a variety of ticket options that offer front row seats to some of the best professional golfers in the world, an experience unique to the sport of golf and fun for attendees of all ages.

“The Rocket Mortgage Classic is more than just a golf tournament, it’s a celebration of community, innovation and the spirit of competition,” said Varun Krishna, CEO of Rocket Mortgage. “The event is a testament to our passion for making every experience with Rocket Mortgage unforgettable and our commitment to making a positive impact for Detroiters through our “Changing the Course” initiative. We’ve made tremendous strides over the last five years and are thrilled to continue impacting the outcome in our city.”

The tournament also announced that fan favorite and reigning champion Rickie Fowler will return to defend his title after winning in dramatic fashion last summer. Joining Fowler on the list of early player commitments are PGA TOUR stars Tom Kim and Will Zalatoris.

“We are excited to welcome fans back to the Rocket Mortgage Classic this summer. It will be amazing to have Rickie join us again after the showstopping performance he put on during Sunday’s final round last year, along with some other top names,” said Jason Langwell, Executive Director of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. “We are expecting another terrific field, and the momentum will only continue to grow as we look forward to our sixth tournament right here in the heart of Detroit. It’s hard to believe we’re just 50 days away from opening our gates to fans, and we encourage everyone to get their tickets early.”

Last year, Fowler birdied the 18th hole on Sunday to force a three-way playoff with Collin Morikawa and Adam Hadwin, then birdied the first playoff hole to secure his first PGA TOUR victory in more than four years. In regulation, his 145-yard approach shot landed inside three feet for an easy birdie putt on the final hole. After starting the playoff with an errant tee shot into the gallery along the right side of the fairway, he muscled an iron to the middle of the green, then drained the 12-foot putt and looked to the sky as he celebrated while a boisterous Sunday afternoon crowd chanted his name.

“I was kind of just still and quiet and everyone was going crazy around me,” Fowler said shortly after wrapping up his sixth career PGA TOUR title. “It was a nice moment just to kind of feel like the weight on my shoulders was finally off.”

The initial player commitments for the Rocket Mortgage Classic are sure to provide Detroit fans with many highlights this summer:

  • Rickie Fowler – A six-time PGA TOUR winner, Fowler registered eight top-10 finishes last season. He has played on five Ryder Cup teams, appeared in three Presidents Cups and represented the United States in the 2016 Olympic Games. Fowler has played in the Rocket Mortgage Classic each year, with two top-12 finishes, including his victory last year.
  • Tom Kim – Kim is already a three-time PGA TOUR winner before his 22nd The South Korea native was a member of the International team at the 2022 Presidents Cup, and last season finished top 10 in both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship. In his Rocket Mortgage Classic debut in 2022, he finished seventh.
  • Will Zalatoris – Zalatoris returned from a back injury that cut short his 2023 season and has already secured three top-10 finishes this season, including a T9 at The Masters. Zalatoris has performed exceptionally well in major championships throughout his career, with seven top-10 finishes in 10 starts.

All Rocket Mortgage Classic tickets are digital and day-specific, and fans are encouraged to buy tickets early for the best prices. Grounds tickets start at $65 per day, with LendingTree Lounge passes starting at $120 and Club Ace presented by Bell’s Brewing passes starting at $250. Mastercard cardholders can receive preferred pricing on grounds tickets.

While grounds tickets are a great option for fans looking to explore the entire course, guests seeking exciting hospitality options can consider the LendingTree Lounge and Club Ace presented by Bell’s Brewing. Both locations also offer fans a festive, world-class tournament experience that is perfect for entertaining friends, families or business associates.

The LendingTree Lounge is a shared hospitality venue with both tented and outdoor seating options for fans who are looking for a premium experience. The lounge offers views of the 16th fairway, 16th green, 17th tee and 13th green, where guests can enjoy watching players coming down the stretch on the back nine. An upgraded menu, along with bar service, will be available for purchase, and private restrooms will be provided.

Upgraded and re-envisioned for 2024, Club Ace presented by Bell’s Brewing offers guests an open-air, shaded venue overlooking action on the 15th and 16th holes. The venue will include complimentary beer, wine, seltzers and soft drinks as well as an upgraded food menu and full bar for purchase.

Kids 15 and under receive complimentary grounds admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult (up to four kids per adult) Thursday-Sunday. No separate ticket is required for juniors to enter.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic is proud to offer complimentary tickets to military members in partnership with Irreverent Warriors Detroit, which brings veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide. Beginning May 27, these tickets are available for active, reserve, retired and veteran military along with one guest, while tickets last.

Admission and parking for the final round of THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Invitational is complimentary on Sunday, June 23. Thanks to the return of Detroit Community Days, fans will receive complimentary admission and parking on Tuesday, June 25 for the First Tee – Greater Detroit Youth Clinic and AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble presented by The Total Health Care Foundation, as well as on Wednesday, June 26 for the Delta Dental Pro-Am.

During the final round of THE JOHN SHIPPEN on Sunday, June 23 and during Detroit Community Days on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, complimentary public parking will be offered at University of Detroit Mercy – McNichols Campus, with shuttle service to and from Detroit Golf Club. No parking pass will be required. Parking for Thursday-Sunday competition rounds can be purchased starting at $20 per day. All public parking Thursday-Sunday will be at Wayne State University, with shuttle service to and from Detroit Golf Club.

Since 2019, the Rocket Mortgage Classic has invested more than $8.4 million into local charitable organizations, including $4.3 million in contributions to the event’s landmark “Changing the Course” initiative to connect Detroit residents to high-speed internet, digital devices and digital literacy training. In addition to its monetary investments to bridge the digital divide in the city, the Rocket Mortgage Classic was honored in 2023 for the second time with the PGA TOUR’s Fair Way Award, recognizing the tournament that excels in diversity, inclusion and social responsibility programs that promote equity, fairness, respect and openness in its community. Whether it be by fostering a tournament culture of inclusiveness, partnering with diverse charitable partners or community engagement around under-represented and under-served groups, the award highlights the best moments, gestures, and programs that align with the PGA TOUR’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mission.


About the Rocket Mortgage Classic

The Rocket Mortgage Classic made history in 2019 as the first PGA TOUR event ever held in the city of Detroit, and has continued to make a positive and lasting impact on the city and its residents through its multi-year “Changing the Course” campaign, established in 2020 to end the digital divide in Detroit and ensure digital accessibility for all city residents. The Rocket Mortgage Classic was the most awarded event during the 2018-19 PGA TOUR season, being recognized for “Best Special Event” (then known as the AREA 313 Celebrity Challenge) and “Best Tournament Sales” as well as being honored with the first “Fair Way Award” for its diversity and inclusion initiatives. The Fair Way Award was bestowed upon the Rocket Mortgage Classic for a second time in 2023. More information is available at RocketMortgageClassic.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@RocketClassic).

About Rocket Mortgage

Detroit-based Rocket Mortgage is the largest retail mortgage lender and is a part of Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT).

The lender enables the American Dream of homeownership and financial freedom through its obsession with an industry-leading, digital-driven client experience. In late 2015, it introduced the first fully digital, completely online mortgage experience. Since its founding in 1985, Rocket Mortgage has closed more than $1.7 trillion of mortgage volume across all 50 states.

J.D. Power has ranked Rocket Mortgage #1 in client satisfaction for both primary mortgage origination and servicing 21 times – the most of any mortgage lender. Rocket Companies, Rocket Mortgage’s parent company, has placed in the top third of Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” the list for 21 consecutive years.