Before you pick this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic, you'll want to see who Sal Johnson is backing. The golf media legend is hot this year. For the Masters, Johnson featured Tiger Woods in his best bets. For the PGA Championship, Johnson was all over Brooks Koepka. The result: both won in historic fashion, and anyone who followed Johnson's lead hit it BIG.
Last week at the Travelers Championship, Johnson promoted 50-1 long shot Chez Reavie as a possible winner, citing Reavie's momentum following his third place finish at the U.S. Open and noting how his game would pay off at TPC River Highlands. The result: Reavie cruised to a four-stroke victory, finishing 17-under for his first PGA title in 11 years!
Now, Johnson -- the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer and the founder of the world's biggest golf stats database -- has issued his highly confident picks for the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club.
One huge shocker we can tell you: Johnson wants no part of Dustin Johnson, the overall favorite at 6-1. In fact, he says Dustin Johnson doesn't even crack the top 10.
The player with the fewest number of putts from three to 12 feet will win this tourney, Sal Johnson said, and putting has been DJ's Achilles heel. "Not only is he 141st in putting inside 10 feet, but he's also 190th in putting from four to eight feet," Johnson told SportsLine.
Instead, Johnson is high on an ASTRONOMICAL long shot to win! This completely overlooked player is heating up at just the right time and excels at shotmaker venues like the Detroit Golf Club. Anyone who backs this underdog could hit it BIG.
Who wins the Rocket Mortgage Classic? Where do Rickie Fowler and Chez Reavie finish? And which massive long shot stuns the golf world? ... Join SportsLine now to see Sal Johnson's full leaderboard and picks, all from the golf insider who was all over Chez Reavie last week!