John Deere Classic Betting Tips and Predictions
John Deere betting tips and predictions for the 2018 event from TPC Deere Run in Illinois. With many of the top players either resting or warming up for The Open Championship in Scotland this should give a big opportunity for a lesser known name to scoop a million dollar prize. Read on for our free betting tips and preview brought to you by Racing Post Sport’s expert Golf tipster Steve Palmer. Follow him on Twitter!
Type of player suited to challenge
A good short game is needed, Stricker was excellent with his wedge play last year and one of the best putters in the world, won this event three times in a row before. This tournament lends itself to low scoring, so you’ll need someone good on the greens. An American has also won the last 11 John Deere Classics.
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Aaron Wise2pts Each Way
Has missed four cuts since his maiden US Tour victory at AT&T Byron Nelson at the end of May. However, he made his debut in the 2016 John Deere and put up an impressive 16th place finish as an amateur on a sponsors invitation. He’s ranked 34th in the putting strokes gained on the PGA tour and should thrive this week.
Chesson Hadley2pts Each Way
An attacking player who can flourish at this course. Hadley’s been in great form recently with an eight in the Quickens Loans National last time out, his eighth top-20 finish in 11 starts. He knows how to win too having won four times on the Web.com Tour and once on the US Tour.
Patrick Rodgers1pt Each Way
Runner up in this tournament last year and this looks like a great opportunity for his US Tour breakthrough. The former amateur world number one has been up and down since the US Open but he will be hoping to put in a good performance this week where he has good memories of last year.
Brian Gay1pt Each Way
Another flat stick wizard to complete our staking plan is Brian Gay who has four top-20’s in his last six starts including one at the US Open for which he had to qualify. Gay ranks 32nd on the PGA tour in putting strokes gained at could outrun his odds come Sunday.
Chris Kirk1pt Each Way
Our final selection is Chris Kirk who finally has his act together this season with seven top-15 finishes. A four-time winner on the US tour he will be hoping to take advantage of an event which is often regarded as a glorified putting competition.