Tom Izzo, Dylan Larkin among players in Rocket Mortgage Classic Celebrity Challenge
Detroit — Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, Red Wings star Dylan Larkin and musician Kid Rock are among the those who will participate in the AREA 313 Celebrity Challenge, as part of the Rocket Mortgage Classic next week at Detroit Golf Club.
The Celebrity Challenge will take place Tuesday, June 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. on hole Nos. 14, 15 and 16.
PGA Tour stars Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson each will be joined by three celebrities. They will play those three holes in a scramble format with the aim of scoring a 3 (eagle) on No. 14, a 1 (hole-in-one) on No. 15 and a 3 (birdie) on No. 16 — hence tournament organizers dubbing the three-hole stretch AREA 313, a nod to Detroit's memorable area code.
Any pros who are able to go 3-1-3 on the three-hole stretch during the course of the tournament will trigger a $313,000 payout to charity, half of which the pro gets to designate the beneficiary.
Tickets for Tuesday admission for the Rocket Mortgage Classic are $10. Kids 15-and-under are free with a ticketed adult (limit four).
For more ticket information go to RocketMortgageClassic.com.
The appearance isn't anything new for Izzo or Kid Rock, who were regular participants in the pro-am portion of the old Buick Open in Grand Blanc.
Rickie Fowler: Five-time PGA Tour winner
Kid Rock: Musician and Detroit native
Justin Abdelkader: Red Wings forward
Blair O’Neal: Pro golfer, model and Golf Channel host
Dustin Johnson: 20-time PGA Tour winner, 2016 U.S. Open champion
Jerome Bettis: Pro Football Hall of Famer and Detroit native
Dylan Larkin: Red Wings All-Star center
Paige Spiranac: Social media personality and pro golfer
Bubba Watson: 12-time PGA Tour winner, two-time Masters winner
Tom Izzo: Hall of Fame Michigan State basketball coach
Jimmy Howard: Red Wings goalie
Troy Mullins: Female World Long Drive competitor