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2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic tee times: Thursday’s first round

Bryson DeChambeau at Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau will begin his title defense on Thursday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2021.

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The 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club begins Thursday, July 1st. The full start times for the first round of the tournament can be found at the end of this post.

Notable groupings for Rocket Mortgage Classic Round 1

When Bryson DeChambeau arrived at the pandemic-postponed Rocket Mortgage Classic last year, his PGA Tour winning total was five, and he hadn’t entered the winners circle since 2018. But in the meantime, DeChambeau had completely changed his body and his game of golfwhich adds up to 40 pounds to its frame to massively increase its distance from the tee.

The new Bryson drove his way to victory this week, then really broke through with wins at the US Open 2020 and the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational to increase his overall win to eight.

Now DeChambeau is back in Detroit to defend his title. He tees off next to the opening round at 1:10 p.m. ET on Thursday Cameron Champ and Kramer Hickok.

Other notable groupings for the opening round at Detroit Golf Club are: Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama and Rickie Fowler (7:55 am ET); Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, and Jason Kokrak (1:00 p.m. ET); and Jason Day, Nick Taylor and Jason Dufner (7:15 p.m. ET.)

Below are the full round one start times for the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2021.

2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic Round 1 start times (All times ET)

T-piece no.1

6:45 am – Byeong Hun An, Doc Redman, Brandon Hagy
6:55 am – Mark Hubbard, Robby Shelton, Tyler McCumber
7:05 am – Emiliano Grillo, Henrik Norlander, Adam Schenk
7:15 am – Nick Taylor, Jason Day, Jason Dufner
7:25 am – Joel Dahmen, Martin Trainer, Ryan Armor
7:35 am – Matt Jones, Brendon Todd, Ted Potter, Jr.
7:45 am – Lanto Griffin, Sung Kang, Charles Howell III
7:55 am – Brian Gay, Richy Werenski, Kevin Stadler
8:05 am – Si Woo Kim, Nate Lashley, Scott Piercy
8:15 am – Kyle Stanley, Anirban Lahiri, Tom Lewis
8:25 am – JJ Spaun, Bronson Burgoon, Bo Hoag
8:35 am – Vincent Whaley, Michael Gligic, Justin Suh
8:45 am – Mark Anderson, Jeff Roth, Daniel Wetterich
12:00 p.m. – Jonas Blixt, Tom Hoge, Sam Ryder
12:10 p.m. – Aaron Baddeley, Cameron Percy, Chase Seiffert
12:20 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Sepp Straka, Will Zalatoris
12:30 p.m. – Martin Laird, Gary Woodland, William McGirt
12:40 p.m. – KH Lee, Tyler Duncan, Jimmy Walker
12:50 p.m. – JB Holmes, Kevin Tway, Keegan Bradley
1:00 p.m. – Jason Kokrak, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson
1:10 p.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Champ, Kramer Hickok
1:20 p.m. – Chris Kirk, Camilo Villegas, Peter Uihlein
1:30 p.m. – Hunter Mahan, David Hearn, Doug Ghim
1:40 p.m. – Scott Brown, Cameron Tringale, Rafa Cabrera Bello
1:50 p.m. – Rafael Campos, Ben Taylor, John Pak
2:00 p.m. – Kris Ventura, Connor Arendell, Tain Lee, Irvine, CA

T-piece no.10

6:45 am – James Hahn, DJ Trahan, Patrick Rodgers
6:55 am – Bo Van Pelt, Seamus Power, Cam Davis
7:05 am – Brian Stuard, Sean O’Hair, Alex Noren
7:15 am – Sebastián Muñoz, Kevin Kisner, Satoshi Kodaira
7:25 am – Adam Long, Michael Kim, Harrison Frazar
7:35 am – Michael Thompson, Brandt Snedeker, Luke Donald
7:45 am – Max Homa, Matthew Wolff, Bubba Watson
7:55 am – Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler
8:05 am – Sungjae Im, Patton Kizzire, Mackenzie Hughes
8:15 am – Maverick McNealy, Harry Higgs, Matthew NeSmith
8:25 am – Fabián Gómez, Rory Sabbatini, Hank Lebioda
8:35 a.m. – Ryan Brehm, Rhein Gibson, Davis Thompson
8:45 a.m. – Sebastian Cappelen, Chris Baker, Austin Eckroat
12:00 pm – Chesson Hadley, Harold Varner III, Will Gordon
12:10 p.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Ben Martin, Scott Stallings
12:20 p.m. – Matt Every, Denny McCarthy, Scott Harrington
12:30 p.m. – Troy Merritt, Kevin Chappell, Danny Willett
12:40 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Brice Garnett, Danny Lee
12:50 p.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Austin Cook, Pat Perez
1:00 p.m. – Robert Streb, Andrew Landry, Andrew Putnam
1:10 p.m. – Garrick Higgo, Joaquin Niemann, Russell Knox
1:20 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Lucas Glover, Beau Hossler
1:30 p.m. – Grayson Murray, Nick Watney, KJ Choi
1:40 p.m. – Joseph Bramlett, Michael Gellerman, Curtis Thompson
1:50 p.m. – Roger Sloan, Nelson Ledesma, Willie Mack III
2:00 p.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Mito Pereira, Timothy O’Neal

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