2017 PGA John Deere Classic Golf Prediction and Picks
Ready to bet on this week’s 2017 PGA John Deere Classic betting odds? The PGA pros head to Silvis, Illinois this week to play the 2017 John Deere Golf Classic at its familiar home – TPC Deere Run – a Par 71 layout that measures 7,268 yards. This beautiful landscape has produced more than its share of shootouts the last few years – eight of the last nine winners have finished at -20 or lower!
2017 John Deere Golf Classic
- When: July 13-16, 2017
- Where: TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois
- Format: 72 holes – Stroke Play
- Purse: $5,600,000
- Defending Champion: Ryan Moore
- TV Coverage: Golf Channel, CBS
- Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
A look at past winners here reveals that length off the tee isn’t necessarily the key to success– former winners like Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson favor accuracy rather than length.
A good putter as always will also be critical. Strong iron and wedge play will likely be a determining factor as well.
So, who should we keep an extra eye on this week? Let’s take a peek.
2017 John Deere Golf Classic Favorites:
Daniel Berger +1200
FedEx St. Jude Classic winner looked good recently falling short in a playoff with Jordan Spieth at the Travelers – remember Spieth’s hole-out from the bunker in extra time?
Berger currently ranks 14th on TOUR in birdie average, 24th in strokes gained – putting, and 27th in adjusted scoring which makes him well-suited for a shootout situation.
Berger has been a factor seemingly every time out lately and is expected to be again this week.
Brian Harman +1400
2014 champ arrives playing some of the most consistent golf of his career. He won the Wells Fargo Championship, had a T7 at the DEAN & DELUCA and was second at the US Open.
The problem – he isn’t afraid to thrown dud or two in the mix! That said he currently ranks eighth on TOUR in strokes gained: putting. 30th in adjusted scoring and 17th in birdie-or-better percentage – perfect stats for the shootout that is about to ensue.
Harman is close to being that weekly-threat type of guy and in a watered-down field should be a factor.
Danny Lee +1600
After a terrible start to his year, Lee has come on of late finishing inside the top 10 in four of his last seven starts – one coming last weekend at the Greenbrier where he finished T9.
In that tournament, he was second in the field in strokes gained – tee-to-green, and ninth in greens in regulation – something that should come in handy this week.
If he can get his inconsistent putter going Lee could be you man this week.
2017 John Deere Golf Classic Contenders:
Kevin Kisner +2000
I had Kisner last week but he disappointed and missed the cut – he has seemed to alternate good results with bad ones – a win at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational and a top 10 at the Memorial had me on the Kisner train.
That said he gets a crack at a track he finished T3 in 2015 and has averaged just over 68 strokes per round in his last eight.
He is currently 12th on TOUR in driving accuracy, 19th in proximity to the hole on approach and 20th in strokes gained – putting – great attributes for Deere Run.
I’m not letting last week’s dud scare me off – Kisner’s game is just too good to not contend this week.
Kyle Stanley +2200
Was last seen winning the Quicken Loans National and is actually better suited for this track. He is 17th on TOUR in driving accuracy and sits second in greens in regulation with nearly 72 percent of greens hit which is perfect for this track.
Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Stanley has four top 25s in his last six trips here including a runner-up finish in 2011.
Stanley looks to have finally climbed into the next tier of golfers and is a name to watch in this slightly underwhelming field.
Steve Stricker +2200
Nobody has had more success on this track than Stricker – three straight wins between 2009 and 2011 have him as the event’s all-time leading money winner.
He has played just nine times on TOUR this year and has five top 25s including a T7 at Colonial and a T16 at the U.S. Open.
He has lit up the Champions TOUR as well – four top 10s in five starts! Translation – Stricker is playing some good golf right now and is a serious threat in arguably his favorite track on the planet.
Zach Johnson +2500
Has largely struggled on TOUR this year but gets a shot at a track that he has eaten up – finishing inside the top three at TPC Deere Run six times since 2009, including a win in 2012.
In fact, he has shot under par in every round here since 2008. Johnson’s game suits Deere Run to a tee – if there is a place he can snap his funk its here!
2017 John Deere Golf Classic Favorites (+5000 or higher):
Chad Campbell +6600
Ahead of this weekend he has made four of five cuts including a T13 at the AT&T Byron Nelson, T10 at the St. Jude Classic and a T9 last week at Greenbrier. He has never missed a cut in this tournament in nine tries and has four top 15s along the way.
He is the TOUR’s co-leader in scrambling and just may be rewarded this week.
Johnson Wagner +6600
Is another guy that has been off the radar lately but a T5 a couple of weeks ago at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm has me taking a serious look. In his last three appearances here he’s gone T7-T5-T5 with a scoring average of just under 67.
This is Wagner’s favorite stop on TOUR – don’t be shocked to see his name on leaderboards.
2017 John Deere Golf Classic Picks:
Gotta go with the old pro here – Steve Stricker at +2200 has quietly been playing very well this year and his history on this track in like no other.
The Sleeper is Chad Campbell at +6600 – he has been trending upward this summer and has had a good history on this track.
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ODDS TO WIN 2017 Greenbrier Classic
- Daniel Berger 12/1
- Brian Harman 14/1
- Charley Hoffman 16/1
- Danny Lee 16/1
- Kevin Kisner 20/1
- Kyle Stanley 20/1
- Steve Stricker 25/1
- Zach Johnson 25/1
- Daniel Summerhays 28/1
- Charles Howell III 33/1
- Ryan Moore 33/1
- Jamie Lovemark 33/1
- Kevin Streelman 33/1
- Kevin Na 33/1
- Bud Cauley 40/1
- Bubba Watson 40/1
- Ben Martin 50/1
- David Hearn 50/1
- Robert Streb 50/1
- Chez Reavie 50/1
- Bryson Dechambeau 50/1
- Matt Jones 50/1
- William McGirt 50/1
- Kevin Tway 66/1
- Chad Campbell 66/1
- Curtis Luck 66/1
- Johnson Wagner 66/1
- Wesley Bryan 66/1
- Kelly Kraft 66/1
- Ollie Schniederjans 66/1
- Ryan Palmer 66/1
- Nick Watney 80/1
- Andres Romero 80/1
- Scott Brown 80/1
- Morgan Hoffmann 80/1
- Lucas Glover 80/1
- Sean O’Hair 80/1
- Geoff Ogilvy 100/1
- Patrick Rodgers 100/1
- Smylie Kaufman 100/1
- Michael Kim 100/1
- Chris Stroud 100/1
- Harold Varner III 100/1
- Jonathan Randolph 100/1
- Chesson Hadley 100/1
- Scott Stallings 125/1
- Trey Mullinax 100/1
- Chris Kirk 125/1
- Brandon Hagy 125/1
- Cameron Tringale 125/1
- Odds courtesy Bovada.lv