Tom Izzo, Dylan Larkin among players in Rocket Mortgage Classic Celebrity Challenge

The Detroit News

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.

Tom Izzo

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).

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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.

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Team Rickie

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

Team D.J.

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

Team Bubba

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