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John Deere Classic tips

The John Deere Classic is played at TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities community of Silvis, Illinois. The tournament began as the Quad Cities Open in 1971 and was a “satellite event” on the PGA Tour. It became an official Tour event in 1972 and John Deere have been the title sponsors since 1999.

The tournament has been played at TPC Deere Run since 2000 which was designed as a stadium course by DA Weibring.

In 2005 and 2006 the tournament generated much attention due to a sponsor’s exemption given to Michelle Wie.

The 2013 edition of the John Deere Classic saw Jordan Spieth emerge victorious two weeks before his 20th birthday to become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931.

Course Overview

TPC Deere Run is a Par 71 that stretches to 7,200+ yards from the championship tees. The course continually ranks among the easiest Par 71s on Tour and annually yields high percentages for both fairways hit and greens in regulation.

At TPC Deere Run, how far and in which direction you hit the ball off the tee is basically immaterial. This week is all about aggressive play, accurate short irons and good putting.

Past results show that low scores are the norm and the average winning score since 2000 is just shy of -20. Steve Stricker won the tournament three years in a row from 2009 – 2011 and in 2010 he shot -26 (258).

In 2018, Michael Kim set a tournament record shooting a total -27 (257) to finish eight strokes clear of his nearest rivals.

TPC Deere Run Scorecard

HoleParYardsHoleParYards
14416105596
25561114432
33186123215
44454134424
54433144361
64367154484
73226163158
84428175569
94503184476
Out353574In363715
Par71
Total7289
Par#ShortestLongestAverage
34158226196
411361503434
53561596575

John Deere Classic Past Champions (since 2000)

YearPlayerCountryScoreTo par
2022J.T. PostonUnited States263-21
2021Lucas GloverUnited States265-19
2020Cancelled due to Covid
2019Dylan FrittelliUnited States263-21
2018Michael KimUnited States257-27
2017Bryson DeChambeauUnited States266-18
2016Ryan MooreUnited States262-22
2015Jordan SpiethUnited States264-20
2014Brian HarmanUnited States262-22
2013Jordan SpiethUnited States265-19
2012Zach JohnsonUnited States264-20
2011Steve StrickerUnited States262-22
2010Steve StrickerUnited States258-26
2009Steve StrickerUnited States264-20
2008Kenny PerryUnited States268-16
2007Jonathan ByrdUnited States266-18
2006John Senden Australia265-19
2005Sean O’HairUnited States268-16
2004Mark Hensby Australia268-16
2003Vijay Singh Fiji268-16
2002J. P. HayesUnited States262-22
2001David GossettUnited States265-19
2000Michael Clark IIUnited States265-19

Last year, the John Deere Classic was played for the first time on the week before the Genesis Scottish Open. Traditionally, both tournaments were played on the same week before the year’s final major, the British Open.

However, the Scottish Open is now part of the PGA Tour schedule offering up full FedEx Cup points. The change forms part of the PGA Tour’s schedule update announced in 2020 and is co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour.

There will be three tee-times up for grabs at the British Open for the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the Top 10 and ties at this year’s John Deere Classic.

Key stats to consider this week include Proximity to Hole, Strokes Gained Putting and Par 4 Scoring Average.

The John Deere Classic is a birdie-fest, plain and simple. Go low or go home

John Deere Classic Picks 2023

Denny McCarthy golf betting tips

Denny McCarthy 16/1 (E/W) – a regular at TPC Deere Run, he finished T6 in last year’s edition of the tournament. Arriving to the Quad Cities off the back of some excellent form. He followed a solo 2nd at the Memorial with a T20 in the US Open and a T7 on his last outing at the Travelers Championship. The 30-year-old places 5th in this week’s Stats Analysis, he also tops the pile on Tour for Putting Inside 10′ and is 9th for Scrambling. Noted for his top class putting, it is his improving tee-to-green metrics that has helped translate to the scoreboard. Standout pick this week.

Adam Schenk golf betting tips

Adam Schenk 28/1 (E/W) – followed up a a T6 in the 2019 edition of the John Deere Classic with a T4 in 2021. Has 4 x Top 10’s among 8 x Top 25’s this season including runner-up finishes in both the Valspar Championship and Charles Schwab Challenge. The 31-year-old also finished 7th in his last outing at the Travelers Championship. Despite having only average stats so far this season, he has no real weakness to his game. He just simply does a lot of things well. All things considered, good each way value.

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