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Golf betting tips: Preview and picks for the 2022 John Deere Classic

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.

Since 2000 the event has been played at TPC Deere Run 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.

John Deere Classic Past Champions (since 2000)

YearPlayerCountryScoreTo par
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

This year, the John Deere Classic will be played 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, for the first time, 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 last year and is co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour.

There will be three tee-times up for grabs at the 150th 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

Nick Hardy golf betting tips

Nick Hardy 33/1 (E/W) – third time teeing it up at the John Deere Classic for the Illinois native. His game is trending nicely with his last three results reading T35 in the RBC Canadian Open, a T14 in the US Open and a T8 in last week’s Travelers Championship. Around TPC River Highlands he was 22nd in SGT2G and 18th in SGP. His solid play has filtered through to his stats, placing just outside the Top 20 in this week’s Stats Analysis. Arriving hot to a ‘home’ game makes for a good mix. Good each way value.

Scott Stallings golf betting tips

Scott Stallings 33/1 (E/W) – a regular at the John Deere Classic, his best result in the recent past is a T5 in 2017. Enjoying a vey solid season with four Top 10’s among eight Top 25 finishes including a T8 in last week’s Travelers Championship. Statistically solid, the 37-year-old places just inside the Top 20 in this week’s Stats Analysis. The seasoned campaigner has heated up recently and his experience will stand him in good stead. Event Form tick, Current Form tick, Stats Analysis tick. What’s not to like?

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