The fifth installment of the Rocket Mortgage Classic will begin on Thursday at Detroit Golf Club. This has been one of the lowest-scoring events on the calendar since its inception, with Tony Finau winning at 26-under-par last year. Finau is 12-1 in the latest 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds at Caesars Sportsbook, placing him just ahead of Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler, all of whom are at 14-1. Some of the other 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic contenders include Max Homa (18-1) and Hideki Matsuyama (20-1).

There are also some longshots to consider in the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic field, especially with some of the top golfers in the world sitting out this week. Which golfers should you back with your 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic bets? Before locking in your 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic picks, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Our proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June of 2020. In fact, the model is up almost $10,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

McClure's model predicted Jon Rahm would finish on top of the leaderboard at the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions and The American Express. And at the 2023 Masters, the model was all over Rahm's second career major victory heading into the weekend. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the third round, but the model still projected him as the winner. It was the second straight Masters win for the model, which also nailed Scottie Scheffler winning in 2022.

In addition, the model included Nick Taylor in its best bets to win the 2023 RBC Canadian Open. That bet hit at +7000, and for the entire tournament, McClure's best bets returned nearly $1,900. McClure's best bets also included Jason Day (17-1) winning outright at the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson, even though he hadn't won a PGA Tour event since 2018.

This same model has also nailed a whopping nine majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now that the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic field is set, SportsLine simulated the tournament 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

Top 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic predictions 

One major surprise the model is calling for at the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2023: Finau, the defending champion and favorite, fails to defend his title and doesn't even crack the top three. He has yet to successfully defend a title on the PGA Tour, so that will be a mental hurdle that he has to overcome this week. Finau has already won two tournaments this season, but he has not posted a top-20 finish since his win at the Mexico Open in April. 

He missed the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge while finishing outside the top 30 at the PGA Championship, U.S. Open and Travelers Championship. The 33-year-old is facing a strong field that includes multiple red-hot golfers, including Rickie Fowler and Keegan Bradley. Finau's current form and elite competition makes him a golfer to avoid this week, especially since he is dealing with the pressure of defending his title.

Another surprise: Brian Harman, a 45-1 longshot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Harman had struggled to find his form heading into the Travelers Championship last week, but he bounced back with a tie for second place at 20-under-par.

His low scoring puts him in a good headspace heading into a receptive course this week, as another birdie fest is expected to take place. Harman ranks 10th on the PGA Tour in both driving accuracy and scrambling to go along with being in the top 15 in Par 4 scoring average. He has the tools to win this tournament, especially after he had his best result of the season last week. See who else to pick here.

How to make 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic picks

The model is also targeting three golfers with odds of 14-1 or longer to win it all. Anyone who backs these longshots could hit it big. You can only see the model's Rocket Mortgage Classic picks here.

So, who will win the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2023, and which longshots will stun the golfing world? Check out the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard, all from the model that's nailed nine golf majors, including this year's Masters.

2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic odds, field

See the full Rocket Mortgage Classic 2023 picks, best bets, and predictions here.

Tony Finau +1200
Rickie Fowler +1400
Justin Thomas +1400
Collin Morikawa +1400
Max Homa +1800
Hideki Matsuyama +2000
Tom Kim +2200
Sungjae Im +2200
Keegan Bradley +2800
Cam Davis +3500
Harris English +4000
Brian Harman +4500
Sepp Straka +5000
Chris Kirk +5000
Tom Hoge +5500
Stephan Jaeger +5500
Byeong Hun An +5500
Taylor Moore +6000
Patrick Rodgers +6000
Nicolai Hojgaard +6000
Ludvig Aberg +6000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +6000
Alex Smalley +6000
Justin Suh +6500
Davis Riley +6500
Joseph Bramlett +7000
Brendon Todd +7000
Brandon Wu +7000
Beau Hossler +7000
Adam Hadwin +7000
Aaron Rai +7500
Nate Lashley +7500
J.J. Spaun +7500
Taylor Pendrith +8000
Gordon Sargent +8000
Garrick Higgo +8000
Austin Eckroat +6500
Alex Noren +8000
S.H. Kim +9000
Ryan Palmer +9000
Kevin Yu +9000
Will Gordon +10000
Thomas Detry +10000
Sam Stevens +10000
Mark Hubbard +10000
Doug Ghim +10000
Ben Martin +10000
Ben Griffin +10000
Adam Svensson +10000
Adam Schenk +10000
Webb Simpson +11000
Patton Kizzire +11000
Nick Hardy +11000
Matt Wallace +11000
Lee Hodges +11000
Hayden Buckley +11000
Harry Hall +11000
Chez Reavie +11000
Cameron Champ +11000
C.T. Pan +11000
Akshay Bhatia +11000
Vincent Norrman +13000
Sam Ryder +13000