2019 John Deere Classic Odds, Preview & Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on July 10, 2019 in

While many of the top names in golf are taking this week off to prepare for the following weekend’s British Open, this week’s event will give others an opportunity to make a name for themselves. Silvis, Illinois and the TPC at Deere Run will host this weekend’s PGA Tour event, the John Deere Classic.

Unlike in years past where there have been one or two well-known names in the field, there are really no household name players at the John Deere Classic this year. Many of the world’s top golfer opted to skip this event to prepare for the British Open.

This event is where many young golfers try to get recognized. Jordan Spieth, David Toms, Payne Stewart, and Bryson DeChambeau are golfers who this event in their first few years on the PGA Tour. These golfers went on to have or are having good careers on the tour.

One other thing that makes this event enticing for tour players who haven’t gained a ton of recognition is the chance to earn a spot in the British Open. If the John Deere Classic champion isn’t already in the British Open field, he earns a spot in the Open Championship. Right after the John Deere Classic concludes, that golfer gets on a chartered jet and flies to Ireland.

This year’s field will face a course that has had a lot of waterfall on it. Since April, the Quad Cities area has had over 13 inches of rain. The fairways that are normally hard and fast will now be softer. The greens will also play slower this year.

Let’s take a look at some of the golf betting favorites that will be looking to claim the John Deere Classic championship and earn a berth to the British Open.

2019 John Deere Classic Odds, Preview & Prediction

Victor Hovland

Hovland has three top 13 finishes in the last four PGA Tournaments. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy comes into the John Deere Classic playing as well or better than anyone else in the field.

Matthew Wolff

Hovland’s Oklahoma State teammate won the 3M Open last weekend. This was just his fourth career PGA tournament. He has the momentum coming into the JDC.

Collin Morikawa

Morikawa finished 2nd behind Wolff at the 3M Open.

Joaquin Niemann

Niemann finished 23rd at last year’s John Deere Classic. Prior to finishing 23rd in last weekend’s 3M Open, he had finished in 5th place in his previous two events. He has made seven consecutive tournament cuts.

Charles Howell III

Howell has always played well at Deere Run. He will have a good following at the course, and he knows how to play here.

Kevin Streelman

He has been a contender at past John Deere Classics. In the tour events that he’s played, he hasn’t missed a cut since the Valspar Open in March.

This year’s John Deere Classic will be lacking star power, but it will have a field of hungry, young golfers that will be looking to make a name for themselves. The golfers would love nothing more than to win the title and then hop on the chartered jet to fly to Ireland to play in a major championship.