John Deere Classic 2019: Golf Betting Tips & Odds Report

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:12 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 3:12 PM UTC

<div><p><span style="font-size:22px"><strong>Last year's winner Michael Kim was a 1000/1 favourite!</strong></span></p><h2><strong>John Deere Classic</strong></h2><p><strong>July 11-14, TPC Deere Run. Silvis, Illinois<br />Par 71, 7257 yards</strong></p><p>This tournament was founded in 1971 and originally named the Quad Cities Open becoming an official event on the PGA Tour in 1972. From the year 2000 it became the John Deere Classic and played every year at TPC Deere Run. A fact worth considering is that it is played the week before the Open Championship on the PGA Tour schedule.</p><p>TPC Deere Run was designed as a stadium course by former PGA player D A Weibring in association with PGA Tour Design Services. The course is situated on top of a bluff overlooking Rock River with five sets of tees with the professionals playing the most difficult.</p><p>The fairways are fast and firm and players often use it as good practice for the Open Championship the week following as Zach Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Francesco Molinari have proved in recent years. It is a scenic walk amongst the parkland and rolling hills of the Illinois/Iowa border. It is key that the players hit fairways as the rough can be penal and not a course that can be overpowered by long hitters.</p><h2>Tips, Predictions and Best bets</h2><p>As mentioned above the event is played the week before the Open Championship leaving players to travel across the Atlantic Ocean straight after. Last year’s Open Champion Francesco Molinari made that journey like Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson have in recent years.</p><p>Open Championship winner in 2015 Zach Johnson has a fondness for the John Deere Classic winning in 2012 with five other top 3 finishes to prove it. It has been a below average year for the former Masters champion and coming back to his favourite venue could be the kick start his season is looking for.</p><p>Brian Harman, the 2014 champion has been consistently making cuts all season on the PGA Tour. Recently at the Travellers Championship and last week’s 3M Open he had top 10 finishes giving us a rock solid each way selection this week.</p><p>Ryan Moore is another similar profile of player, the 2016 winner has not been at his consistent best all season but a 3rd place finish at the Texas Open proved his game is still capable.</p><p>Many PGA Tour stalwarts have produced consistent form at this regular stop on the PGA Tour schedule. Kevin Streelman, Chad Campbell, Scott Brown, J J Henry and Kyle Stanley spring to mind in that bracket of players.</p><p>One interesting angle I like during my study of previous form here when I found some interesting sleepers with hidden course form is a correlation with the Puerto Rico Open. Firstly 2007 champion Jonathan Byrd (Puerto Rico course specialist) has still been competitive this season on the PGA Tour from a limited schedule, playing well a few weeks ago at a course he also likes in the Canadian Open. Canadian Roger Sloan had an eye catching top 20 a few years ago here, now in his first full season on the PGA Tour he has added a 2nd place finish at the Puerto Rico Open . The other name it brings to my attention is Wyndham Clark who blew a winning opportunity at Puerto Rica earlier in the year. These last two weeks on tour have been his best since nearly winning at last weeks 3M Open. Rockets Mortgage champion Nate Lashley featured highly on the leaderboard in Puerto Rico while Joey Garber and Johnson Wagner had their best weeks last week since the Puerto Rico Open. Last but not least I cannot resist a small each way bet on this year’s champion in Puerto Rico, Martin Trainer is a mercurial erratic performer that knows how to win. Throughout his Korn Ferry ( career he had the same long sequences of missed cuts broken by punctuated brilliance of tournament victories.</p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wyndham Clark – each way @ 50/1 (51.00) Unibet</strong></a></p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Brian Harman - each way @ 28/1 (29.00) Unibet</strong></a></p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Martin Trainer - each way @ 600/1 (601.00) Bet365</strong></a></p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jonathan Byrd - Top 20 @ 10/1 (11.00) Unibet</strong></a></p><p><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Roger Sloan - Top 20 @ 13/2 (7.50) Paddy Power</strong></a></p><p><a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Joey Garber - Top 30 @ 16/5 (4.20) Paddy Power</strong></a></p></div>
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