The week before the British Open is something of a strange one in the PGA. Yes, there is a tournament on tap in the States, but it is generally occupied by some of the lesser lights on the tour. With that in mind, we have the latest golf odd to win the 2017 John Deere Classic with their betting preview.Those who have stayed behind will be taking part in the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Illinois. With $5.6 million in prize money up for grabs, it’s certainly a good reason to stay back and play.There are not a lot of truly big names in the field this weekend, which makes handicapping this event a little tougher. There are some definite favorites, though, as well as a couple of sleepers, and we are going to look at those players while making a prediction as to who will walk away with the top prize.
2017 John Deere Classic Betting Odds & Prediction
Daniel Berger (+1000)After a disappointing US Open showing where he failed to make the cut, Berger has bounced back in a big way, winning the St. Jude FedEx Classic and finishing second at the Travelers.Berger is also hanging around in the FedEx Cup standings, currently sitting in 9 th place. A win here would add some very valuable points to his tally, and may even move him up the list just a little. I am not often fond of picking the favorite to win, but I think Daniel Berger will be atop the leaderboard on Sunday.
Brian Harman (+1100)Harman had a great showing at the US Open, where he finished in 2 nd spot. He already has a win on the tour this season at the Wells Fargo Championship, and is currently sitting just outside the top 10 in the FedEx Cup standings. Speaking of top 10’s, Harman has had 6 of them this season, so no reason why he should not be in contention over the weekend.
Charley Hoffman (+1100)While Hoffman has yet to pick up a win on tour this season, he has come close on several occasions. He has 5 top 10 finished to his name this season, with his best showing being a 2 nd place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. One of those top 10’s came at the US Open, where Hoffman was 8 th , so no reason he can’t hang with this group.
Danny Lee (+1300)The New Zealand native has only 1 career win in the PGA, and that one came back in 2015. That said, he has two top 10 finishes in his last 3 events, so it’s fair to say that he is in good form right now.He has also made the cut in each of his last 8 tournaments, so this is a guy that we can expect to see on the weekend. Whether he can make the top of the leaderboard is another question entirely, and I need to say that I am not convinced he can.
Kevin Kisner (+1600)Another player who is currently in the top 10 in the FedEx Cup standings, and who already has a win under the belt this season. Kisner walked away a winner at the Dean and Deluca Invitational earlier in the season, and all told, he has 6 top 10 finishes to his name. He was disappointing at the US Open and failed to make the cut at the Greenbrier Classic last week, so not really in the best of form right now.
Charles Howell (+3000)I think this is a great price for a guy that is just a couple of weeks removed from a 2 nd place finish at the Quicken Loans National. He had a bit of a tough go of it at the Greenbrier last week, but he could very well bounce back here and add to the 5 top 10 finishes that he has already put together this season. Definitely one to watch at an excellent price.
Previous John Deere Classic Results
- 2016 – Ryan Moore (USA) defeats Ben Martin (USA)
- 2015 – Jordan Spieth (USA) defeats Tom Gillis (USA)
- 2014 – Brian Harman (USA) defeats Zach Johnson (USA)
- 2013 – Brian Harman (USA) defeats David Hearn (CAN) and Zach Johnson (USA)
- 2012 – Zach Johnson (USA) defeats Troy Matteson (USA)
- 2011 – Steve Stricker (USA) defeats Kyle Stanley (USA)
- 2010 – Steve Stricker (USA) defeats Paul Goydos (USA)
- 3X Winners: D. A. Weibring (1979, 1991, 1995) & Steve Stricker (2009, 2010, 2011)
- 2X Winners: Deane Beman (1971, 1972), Scott Hoch (1980, 1984), David Frost (1992, 1993), Jordan Spieth (2013, 2015)
Latest John Deere Classic Betting Trends
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- Ryan Moore +3000
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- Kevin Na +3300
- Bud Cauley +3300
- Daniel Summerhays +3300
- Ben Martin +4000
- David Hearn +4000
- Robert Streb +4000
- Bubba Watson +4000
- Chez Reavie +4500
- Bryson Dechambeau +4500
- Matt Jones +4500
- William McGirt +4500
- Kevin Tway +5000