2016 PGA John Deere Classic Golf Prediction
Ready to bet this week on the John Deere Classic Odds? The 2016 John Deere Classic comes our way from Illinois this week as some of the top golfers on the planet (minus the Olympians and top 5 in the world!!!) tee it up looking for that huge payday at the end of the week. TPC Deere Run will be the scene – a 7,268 yards, par 71 that has traditionally been easy on the PGA pros – third easiest pat 71 they see annually. Yup – the winner here will absolutely have to go low.
2016 John Deere Classic
When: August 11 – 14, 2016 on Golf Channel/CBS
Where: TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.
Purse: $4,800,000 Winner Share: $846,000
Defending Champion: Jordan Spieth
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Fairways are easy to hit here as are greens and once on the surface putting stats have been off the charts. It should be a scoring bonanza again this week –let’s take a look at who should thrive.
2016 John Deere Classic Favorites:
Zach Johnson +650
Has always been a factor at Deere Run – he has averaged 66.57 strokes per round the last seven years which includes a win in 2012, three seconds and two thirds in the last six starts – wow! His recent form is certainly decent – four top 20s in his last five starts overall.
Track history is definitely on Zach’s side here – awfully tough to bet against.
Jon Rahm +1200
Newly turned Spanish pro has been impressive indeed – five starts with five cuts made – a tie for third at the Quicken Loans National, a tie for second at the RBC Canadian Open and a T25 at TPC River Highlands.
Rahm looks like the next big thing – he could get his break through this week just like some guy like Jordan Spieth did in 2013.
Steve Stricker +1200
Three- time winner here – 2009, 2010 and 2011 has been good in limited action this year including a T2 at the St. Jude and a solo fourth at the British Open. He has been inside the top 15 six of the last seven years here including his three wins – incredible success on this track.
In a watered-down field it is pretty hard not to give Stricker a long, hard look.
2016 John Deere Classic Contenders:
Kevin Na +2000
Has been just OK in his last three starts – T27-T22-T22 but has the game to make some noise this week. His best effort lately was a solo seventh at the US Open and his last appearance in this event resulted in a T13 in 2014.
He is currently 20th in adjusted scoring; 31st in birdies or better, 18th in scoring average and is 11th in FedEx Cup points. Na has been solid and should be visible on leaderboards this week.
Daniel Summerhays +2200
Finished T11 at TPC River Highlands and also had a solo third at Baltusrol – good form as we head into this week. He had a T8 the US Open as well. He has been very good at TPC Deere Run – inside the top 15 in each of the past three years, tying for fourth in 2014.
Summerhays has putting up a storm lately– my guess is that he has a good finish this week.
Ryan Moore +2200
Is one of those guys that thrives on courses he likes – count TPC Deere Run as one such track. He has finished inside the top 25 here the last four years and hasn’t missed a cut in seven appearances.
He’s of the premiere wedge players on TOUR (Fifth in birdies or better from inside 125 yards) and enters off a T17 at TPC River Highlands which happens to be another one of his favorite tracks.
Call it a hunch but I think Moore is in for a great week.
Gary Woodland +2500
Has been remarkably consistent and could break through in this watered-down field. He has seven top 25 finishes in his last eight starts overall and he sits inside the top 25 in both GIR and adjusted scoring.
I’ve had my eye on Woodland for months – it may finally pay off this week.
2016 John Deere Classic Sleepers (+5000 or higher):
Robert Garrigus +5000
Has been solid the last two-plus months recording four top 11s. He has been OK on this track as well – three top 25s in his last six appearances – a T3 and T4 two of the past three seasons.
His stats line up well here as well – 22nd on TOUR in GIR and birdies-or-better percentage.
John Senden +6600
Former winner here has been decent overall lately finishing inside the top 25 in two of his last three starts including a nice run at the PGA Championship. He’s also recorded a T12 on this track in 2010 and a T4 in 2012.
Although Senden hasn’t been terrific lately, something tells me he shows up on a track that he’s had the most success on.
2016 John Deere Classic Picks:
Pretty hard not to go with Zach Johnson this week but I’m going a little down the board here – Ryan Moore at +2200 gets the nod.
Distance isn’t an issue here – a quality short game is. Add in his good history here and I like Moore to provide a nice payday for his backers.
My sleeper is Robert Garrigus at +5000. His recent form has been good and his course history is nothing to sneeze at. Garrigus has the perfect game to contend here good value at +5000.
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