We’ve hit the part of the PGA Tour season where we see some pretty weak fields. This week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic certainly qualifies under the ‘weak field’ distinction, which means we’ll have to take some chances with our betting picks. The Detroit Golf Club, which is a classic Donald Ross design, is also at a new course that we haven’t seen before, further adding to our handicapping difficulty. I already mentioned how weak the field is, but there will be a few top-end players taking the trip up to Detroit, as Dustin Johnson, Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker, and Hideki Matsuyama are the headliners. This is a week where we aren’t going to be getting a discount on any of the top players in the betting markets, so frugal bettors will likely need to either pick one of the players at the very top and sprinkle the rest of their card with longshots or try and load up on some of the players in the 30/1-50/1 range whose odds are shorter than they typically are in events with stronger fields. Interested in sports betting? Tell us what YOU want from a mobile sportsbookDetroit Golf Club is a moderate length, 7,350-yard, Par-72 layout that features tree-lined fairways and plenty of holes that gently dogleg in both directions. It’s hard to tell what type of player that Detroit Golf Club will favor, but I see some similarities between DGC and courses like East Lake (Tour Championship), Chapultepec (WGC-Mexico), and Aronimink Golf Club. Total driving is likely to be crucial given both the length of the course and the tight nature of the fairways. If players are able to drive the ball well, then I believe that they will have a great chance to score well at DGC, as most of the green complexes appear to be fairly straightforward. MORE ROTOQL: Lineup Builder | Rocket Mortgage DFS adviceBefore we get into the Rocket Mortgage Classic picks, we always like to remind you that plenty of strategy goes into cashing winning DFS lineups and winning betting tickets. By now you should know the best place to start is RotoQL’s DFS tools and the BetQL Mobile App. Our easy-to-use RotoQL PGA Lineup Optimizer gives you a big advantage when you’re putting together DFS lineups, and our BetQL Trending Picks and Public Betting tools provide a massive edge when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll size.I’m always ready to help, too, so check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy content and gambling advice.Key Stats for Detroit Golf ClubPar 5 Scoring Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee Birdie or Better Percentage Poa PuttingRocket Mortgage Classic betting adviceOutright Bets to Consider*odds via DraftKings SportsbookDustin Johnson 5.5/1 I hate betting on mega favorites, but this week I’m making an exception. Johnson is by far the class of this event, and I’m going to pull the trigger on him at 5.5/1 simply because I think he can blitz this field. DJ had a nice ball-striking week at the U.S. Open but struggled badly on the greens, and I think he’ll benefit from an easier layout with slower greens this week. Detroit Golf Club looks like a course that will place an emphasis on off-the-tee and Par-5 scoring, two things that Johnson does as well as anyone in the world. I’m going to take my chances with a big bet on DJ and then sprinkle the rest of my exposure on some long bombs with upside. Joaquin Niemann 70/1 Niemann was off to such a great start to his PGA career last season, but until recently has been struggling for form in 2019. He has started to improve as the weather has started to heat up, and he capped off a great week at the Travelers Championship with a T5 finish — his best of the season. This week, Niemann’s tee-to-green game sets up well for a driver-heavy course like Detroit Golf Club, and this seems like the perfect type of field where he could grab his first PGA Tour victory. I was hoping to get Niemann closer to 90/1, but I can stomach his 70/1 odds considering how weak the middle of this field is.Luke List 90/1 I never bet List. I never play List in DFS. But all good things must come to an end, and I’ll finally be looking at List at 90/1 this week. List is a bomber who should feast on these Par 5s, and I’m praying that this is a week where his putter decides to show up. List is very much a boom-or-bust player, so I’m not particularly worried that he missed his past two cuts. His last two top-10 finishes this season came after a missed cut and a T65 finish. Danny Lee 150/1 Lee is a player who I like to bet on in these types of weak-field events, as he has a “if you’re not first, you’re last” type of mentality. We only get paid in these outright bets if our bets win the whole tournament, so I could care less if he finishes T140 and misses the cut by eight shots if he isn’t winning. There isn’t a whole lot to like in the 150/1-and-over range this week, so we’re going to go with a player who has flashed winning upside a few times in his career.
Several persons, who turned up to listen to the final Judgment in the US$6m Private Use Permit (PUP) case involving some dismissed managers, among them the managing director of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Moses Wogbeh, left the courtroom yesterday disappointed after they were informed by the sheriff that the case has been postponed indefinitely.It was not clear what was responsible for the abrupt decision, but an office staff at Criminal Court ‘C,” hinted to the Daily Observer that the postponement was based on Judge Peter Gbeneweleh’s obligation to attend the July 26 Independence Day Celebration in Sinoe County.Gbeneweleh is the Resident Circuit Judge of the County, and he is expected to receive the key to the newly constructed court house in the area, according to the source.Coincidentally, the source said, Wogbeh, the main defendant in the trial, received news of his father’s death immediately after final arguments ended between the prosecution and the defense teams.Judge Gbeneweleh had earlier set Tuesday, July 21, as the date for the final judgment.Many of those who gathered at the court to hear the outcome of the case yesterday wondered whether the judge is allowed to postpone a judgment in order to attend Independence Day activities.Some of them were also asking how long it would have taken for the judge to rule in the case before traveling to the Southeast for the dedicatory ceremony.Others, obviously disappointed, said they were there to see the court vindicating their relatives of the charges levied against the defendents by the government.Wogbeh along with four of his colleagues, including a senior Surveyor of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME), were indicted in April 2010, for allegedly facilitating the wrongful issuance of up to 61 PUPs that authorized commercial logging operations on nearly 2.5 million hectares of farmland in the country.They were charged with multiple crimes including economic sabotage, forgery, counterfeiting, criminal conspiracy and facilitation among others.The defendants denied all the claims when each of them took the witness stand to exonerate themselves from the charges.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)