John Deere Classic: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/11/16
The 2016 John Deere Classic
John Deere Classic: Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm (TPC Deere Run) See the Latest Odds
TV: PGA, NBC
With some of the top golfers in Rio for the 2016 olympics, we head to Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic. An event that was established in 1971, we’ve seen six multiple winners and this has often been considered a tricky course.
Here are some golfers to consider on your card this week.
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Steve Stricker - Steve Stricker didn’t have a great showing in the PGA Championship, but he does have top-five finishes in two of his last three events. Stricker also holds the John Deere Classic record with a -26 to par and won this course three years in a row. Stricker owns this event and has a chance to become the first player to win the John Deere four times. I’ll take Stricker and his odds of +1200.
Daniel Summerhays - Daniel Summerhays has finished 11th or better in his last two events and has now made the cut in 20 of his 24 tournaments overall. Summerhays is playing some of his most consistent golf at this moment, and he’s 30th in birdie average and 37th in scoring average. Summerhays has also finished in the top-20 in his last three appearances at the John Deere Classic. Summerhays has been one of the more consistent golfers this season and given the lack of great field, him and odds of +1800 makes sense.
Jerry Kelly - Jerry Kelly is coming off a runner-up finish at the Travelers Championship and has now finished 26th or better in his last two events after missing the cut four straight times previously. Kelly has quietly found his form again and has four top-25 finishes in the 13 times he’s made the cut. Kelly is second in driving accuracy percentage and has a total of six top-25 finishes at the John Deere Classic. I’ll take a stab with Kelly and odds of +4000.
John Senden - John Senden has his fair share of missed cuts this season, but he has four top-30 finishes in his last seven events and has finished in the top-25 in more than 50 percent of his events where he’s made the cut. Senden is a cool 23rd in greens in regulation percentage. Senden also has a couple of top-15 finishes at the John Deere Classic. Give me Senden and odds of +6000.
Vaughn Taylor - If you’re looking for a big longshot this week, Vaughn Taylor and odds of +10000 may be your guy. Taylor is back on track after not missing a cut since the QuickLoans National and has shot below par in each of his last three events. It’s quite clear Taylor has put those 10 missed cuts in the past, and we’ve seen what the 40-year-old is capable of when he’s feeling good, as he did win Pebble Beach this season. I like Taylor’s form and think these odds provide value with the way he’s hitting the ball.