2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic: Top 10 power rankings at Detroit Golf Club

A power ranking of the top 10 golfers set to compete at the 2024 Rocket Mortgage Classic, a PGA Tour event held at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan.
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2024RocketMortgage/PowerRank/4. 4. OWGR: 23rd. FedEx Cup: 34th. Cameron Young

When you’re a top-25 player in the world, you can be choosy with your schedule.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic is not the most glamorous event on the PGA Tour, but it’s one that was slightly surprising to see Cameron Young skip last year.

The 27-year-old continues to seek his first victory in the big leagues. One of his five runner-ups came here in 2022.

At a birdie fest like this event, a 1-under-par 71 doomed Young’s chances to take home the title. He was one of the best players over the final 54 holes, finishing with 63-65-68 to take T-2nd. Young was five shots behind champion Tony Finau.

Young was third in the field in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (5.273) and second in SG: Around-the-Green (4.29). Going 5-for-5 on sand saves was awfully helpful.

The Wake Forest product showed he can go low when he became the 12th player in PGA Tour history to shoot a sub-60 round. Young posted an 11-under 59 in round three at the Travelers Championship.

That still wasn’t enough to get him the win as he settled for T-9th. Opening rounds of 72-66 at TPC River Highlands may have sent him packing early if this event still had a cut. He made the most of a free pass to the weekend by concluding in 59-66.

It seems like Young has been quiet this year given his lack of times contending, but this was his fifth top-10 of the season. Sixth, if you count a solo third on the DP World Tour where he was the 54-hole leader at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic.

Young ranks 21st on the PGA Tour in SG: Off-the-Tee (.404). He’s second in going for the green percentage (77.97%), which will help him attack the par-5s this week.

Young is also 30th in birdie average (4.08 per round).

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