Day 313 Rocket Mortgage Classic promises free Detroiters tickets

Detroit — On this day 313, the Rocket Mortgage Classic has a gift for the people of Detroit: free tickets.

Tournament officials at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit’s PGA Tour stop, announced Sunday that it will offer Detroit residents free entry to Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week this year. Tournament week is scheduled for July 25-31 at the Detroit Golf Club.

“What better day to unveil the addition of Detroit Community Days presented by DTE Energy than March 13, which is affectionately known as 313 Day here in Detroit,” Rocket Mortgage Classic Executive Director Jason Langwell said in a statement. “One of our overriding goals is to make the Rocket Mortgage Classic accessible to all Detroiters. Opening our doors with free access to our one-of-a-kind special events on Tuesday and Wednesday alongside a partner dedicated will provide a great way for everyone to join in the excitement of such a special week for our community.”

DTE Energy, a partner of Rocket Mortgage Classic since the tournament’s inaugural year in Detroit in 2019, will sponsor the free tickets.

The Detroiters will receive free admission on Tuesday, July 25, which will feature AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble and Youth Golf Clinic, and Wednesday, July 26, which will be pro-am day, featuring all golfers and some celebrities. Former celebrity race participants include Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jerome Bettis, Tom Izzo, Dylan Larkin and Barry Sanders. Former youth clinic attendees include Gary Woodland and Cameron Champ.

Details on how to obtain the free tickets will be announced at a later date. Parking will also be free for Detroit residents on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Our goal is to find impactful opportunities to positively engage Detroiters, and Detroit Community Days at the Rocket Mortgage Classic is an exciting way for us to give back to our hometown,” said Lynette Dowler, vice president of public affairs for DTE Energy. in a statement on Sunday.

Tickets for the competitive round (Thursday-Sunday) for the Rocket Mortgage Classic will go on sale at a later date, and the tournament is expected to have no restrictions for fans for the first time since the inaugural tournament. Player pledges should start coming in late spring or early summer.

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