The Rocket's a wrap: Check out The News' complete coverage of the 2021 RMC in Detroit

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Detroit — The Rocket Mortgage Classic was back in town last week, for the third year, led by heavy hitters like defending champion Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson.

And The Detroit News had you covered from the opening tee shot to the final putt on Sunday, a tap-in by 2021 champion Cameron Davis on the fifth playoff hole at Detroit Golf Club.

Here's a look back at the week that was, with drama on and off the course — and some holiday overtime.


Fans cheer and take photos as Phil Mickelson approaches the 18th green in the final round.

Monday, July 5

Rocket recap: Aces, duffs and more from the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit

'Oh, God, he stole a putter': How one kid ended up with the souvenir of the RMC

Sunday, July 4

Niyo: 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic gave Detroit a wild ride that ended with a right turn

Holiday pay: Aussie Cam Davis works overtime to take RMC crown on fifth playoff hole

'Maybe some good will come from it': Phil Mickelson rallies Detroit to his corner

Lessons from the golf tournament: pros are mortal, and bring the chairs

Bubba gumption: Watson makes spirited Sunday run, rebounding from last week's collapse

'Just amazing': Locals Willie Mack III, Ryan Brehm take pivotal steps at Rocket

Photos: Sunday's final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Saturday, July 3

Ace on No. 11, his first on PGA Tour, propels Troy Merritt to share of 54-lead at RMC

'Hopefully we can get him back': Rickie Fowler knows the value of Phil Mickelson to Detroit's RMC

RMC co-leader Joaquin Niemann won at 20; he's not stressing getting back to winner's circle

Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson thrill early crowds with spirited charges on Moving Day at the Rocket

Mild-mannered Ryan Brehm turns up intensity, snaps cut streak, claws into contention at RMC

Photos: Saturday's third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Friday, July 2

Max enthusiasm: Bunched-up leaderboard has RMC poised for weekend fireworks show

Lefty makes U-turn: Phil Mickelson now says he'll be back, if Detroiters do this

Bomber Bryson DeChambeau fizzles in Rocket title defense, misses cut

Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws

Flint's Willie Mack III, in RMC on sponsor exemption, makes cut for first time on PGA Tour

With video: Scott Brown follows 7 with a 1 for first ace in AREA 3-1-3

Photos: Friday's second round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Thursday, July 1

Phil Mickelson says he won't return to Rocket Mortgage Classic in wake of report

Niyo: Grounds crew doesn't let soggy start dampen Rocket Mortgage Classic

Just out of college, Davis Thompson schools the field to take early lead at Rocket

'It feels like a lifetime': Jason Day, former No. 1, winless since 2018, opens RMC with a 67

Defending RMC champ Bryson DeChambeau, caddie break up before opening round

Video: Phil Mickelson done with the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Photos: Thursday's opening round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Wednesday, June 30

Who'll reign at the Rocket? Detroit News writers pick their favorites, dark horses

Defending RMC champ Bryson DeChambeau aims to outmuscle strong field, DGC again

Q&A with CBS golf's Dottie Pepper: Why she loves Detroit, but not Norm Cash

Players salute work of superintendent, crew to offset deluge of wet weather at RMC

Jackson's Brian Stuard switches putters, believes game is 'trending' entering pivotal RMC

Photos: Wednesday's practice round, pro-am at the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Tuesday, June 29

Lefty and Dandy Don: How a Grosse Pointe bookie allegedly cheated Phil Mickelson

'Golf has been healing': Mom's death puts recent struggles in perspective for Ryan Brehm

'I belong': Fresh off marathon playoff, Kramer Hickok joins big guns in featured pairings at RMC

Led by Phil's major triumph, this PGA Tour season has been one for the ageless

MSU coach Tom Izzo feels the heat, tees it up with heavy hitters at AREA 3-1-3 scramble

G'day! Aussie Jason Day puts team on (bad) back to win AREA 3-1-3 shootout

Monday, June 28

Who'll add to the list of Rocket Mortgage Classic champs? Here are 15 contenders

Timothy Pontzer, ex-sports journalist, golf enthusiast, dies at 27; he'll be honored at Rocket

'Something special': A hole-by-hole look at what PGA Tour pros will face at DGC

In Timothy O'Neal, Shippen finds perfect inaugural winner; he's in Rocket Mortgage Classic

Shasta Averyhardt (Flint), Anita Uwadia win Shippen for spot in Midland LPGA tournament

Tain Lee leads list of Monday qualifiers for Rocket Mortgage Classic after playoff


'This is huge': Top Black pro, amateurs say golf needs more barrier-breakers like Shippen

Can Jeff Roth, 63, shoot his age at the RMC? Meet the locals playing at DGC

Matthew Wolff, fresh off self-imposed break, is 11th-hour addition to RMC field

'We feel great': RMC officials expecting big galleries, boatload of birdies, long run on PGA Tour

Rocket Mortgage Classic missing most of golf's biggest names, but there's still enough star power

Willie Mack III's trek from Flint to PGA Tour: From sleeping in car to borrowing for McDonald's

The Rocket Mortgage Classic field is set; see who's teeing it up at DGC

Pro golf in Michigan: Here's a look at the 150-plus champions

Pro golf in Michigan: Scenes through the years

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