John Deere Classic Golf Tips And Betting Preview 2016

John Deere Classic Golf Tips And Betting Preview 2016

by 8th August 2016

Golf tips for the John Deere Classic from Aug 11th – 14th 2016. Read our betting preview on this tournament as well as our golfing tips & their betting odds.

TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL • Purse: $4,800,000

Golf’s return to Olympics has modified the schedule of John Deere Classic but the tournament still takes its place of pride in the Golfing world. The tournament will be played from August 11 – 14 at the TPC Deere Run stadium. The prize money for the players is US $ 4.8 million with the winner pocketing a little under $1 million and 500 FedExCup points.

The course for the John Deere Classic is the famous TPC Deere Run – a stadium that was built specifically to accommodate Championship Golf and the viewing public. The course opened in 2000 and was designed by former PGA Tour professional D.A. Weibring.

It is situated on the site of a former Arabian horse farm and retains the natural habitat rolling landscape. The total yardage for the course is 7, 268 yards with a par-score of 71. Framed by oak trees and accentuated by small ponds and deep ravines, the Deere Run is one of the most picturesque courses around.

But take nothing away from what awaits the players on the course, especially the 16th hole that is regarded as the signature hole at TPC Deere Run and earned the sobriquet of “Mother Earth”.

The renowned hole measures 158 yards and has a par-score of three and is one of the picturesque holes playing uphill and flanked by bunkers. The players often go for a birdie chance and get stumped by the bunkers which make it an interesting watch.

Last year’s action saw Jordan Spieth win his second John Deere Classic in a scintillating fashion. The then 21-year-old came into the final round with a two-stroke lead that soon evaporated but showed tremendous composure to seal a dramatic play-off victory over Tom Gillis.
He thus became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2000 to win four PGA Tour Championships before The Open. Spieth is not in the field this year to defend his title but that shouldn’t take any sheen off the roster.

The field is led by the 2012 John Deere Classic winner Zach Johnson who will have three-time champion Steve Stricker and Billy Hurley III for company. Also included in the participants are two other current season’s champions – Vaughn Taylor (winner at AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am) and Peter Malnati (winner at Sanderson Farms).

Some of the top players are currently in Rio De Janeiro for the Olympics which means that Kevin Na (ranked at no. 32) is the highest ranked player behind Johnson. NCAA Champion Aaron Wise, Lee McCoy and Jon Rahm head the list of new professionals.

Johnson has a great record having finished just once outside the top three in his past seven visits. He should be the hot favourite at odds of 6/1 to lift the trophy this year. Stricker is another player with a great record having won thrice here and with three top-5 finishes since May. He can be backed at odds 10/1.

This year’s schedule has been adjusted to make room for the Olympics which means for the first time since 2003, John Deere Classic hasn’t been the lead-in to the British Open. So on to our tips to win the John deere Classic, who will come up trumps?

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Golf Tips For The John Deere Classic

Steve Stricker has to be our first pick to win, he only plays a limited schedule nowadays but has been in impressive form with three top fives in his last four tournaments including a 4th place finish at the open. With his affinity to this tournament it would be unwise to back against him and at the odds we prefer him to Johnson.

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A player that is well overdue a win is Daniel Summerhays, how he has not won on the PGA Tour is a mystery to us. His form this season is patchy at best but has shown an improvement in his last two tee up’s. An excellent 3rd place finish at the PGA Championship was followed up with a T11 finish at the Travelers last week. We think this could be his week and at decent odds of 25/1 he is worth a tickle.

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Last week’s long shot paid off as Robert Garrigus finished in T5 @ odds of 150/1. It would of been better but for Garrigus to falter on the 17th when finding the water with his approach. It did eat in to our returns but hey we take what we can. This week’s long shot for the John Deere is Carlos Ortiz. He put up a great showing last week starting and ending the tournament well. His putting was not great but still finished in a tie for 17th. He needs a good week as he is languishing at 172 in the FedEx Cup standings but is overpriced at 150/1+.

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So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at the John Deere Classic.
Steve Stricker 12/1 – 2pts each way
Daniel Summerhays 22/1 – 2pts each way
Carlos Ortiz 175/1 – 1pt each way

Outright betting odds for the John Deere Classic

Zach Johnson 6/1
Steve Stricker 12/1
Jon Rahm 12/1
Kevin Na 20/1
Ryan Moore 22/1
Daniel Summerhays 22/1
Gary Woodland 25/1
Keegan Bradley 33/1
Robert Streb 33/1
Brian Harman 33/1
Jerry Kelly 40/1
Patrick Rodgers 40/1
Robert Garrigus 50/1
Chris Stroud 60/1
Jamie Lovemark 60/1
Jason Bohn 60/1

66/1 Bar – All prices are from Paddypower Bookmaker and are subject to change – Each Way 1/5 odds 1,2,3,4,5,6,7