With the 2018 PGA Tour season rolling right along and steamrolling into Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois for this week’s 2018 John Deere Classic, golf betting enthusiasts everywhere are going to have a great chance to strike pay dirt in the final tune-up prior to the quickly approaching British Open. Reigning John Deere champion, Bryson DeChambeau is the co-favorite along Francesco Molinari at 10-1 odds while 2012 John Deere champion Zach Johnson lurks just behind as a 12-1 pick. Joaquin Niemann and Ryan Moore round out the top five at 16-1 and 18-1 odds respectively. Six of the top-25 players in the FedExCup rankings, as well as seven winners on the PGA Tour this year are in the field.

Odds to Win the 2018 John Deere Classic

Bryson DeChambeau 10-1
Francesco Molinari 10-1
Zach Johnson 12-1
Joaquin Niemann 16-1
Ryan Moore 18-1
Kyle Stanley 20-1
Steve Stricker 20-1
Chesson Hadley 30-1
Austin Cook 40-1
Wesley Bryan 45-1
Andrew Landry 50-1
David Lingmerth 50-1
Chris Kirk 55-1
Danny Lee 55-1
Brian Gay 60-1
Kevin Streelman 60-1
Kevin Tway 60-1
Scott Piercy 60-1
Sung Kang 60-1

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The Course

The Course is a 7, 257 yard, par-71 that offers up a multitude of birdie opportunities. Dating back to 2010, every winner her has shot -18 or better over the course of the tournament.

History

Bryson DeChambeau picked up his first PGA Tour win here a year ago by shooting a fantastic 65 in the final round after entering Sunday T5 along with Jamie Lovemark and J.J. Henry. DeChambeau beat out Patrick Rodgers by one stroke to secure the win. Ryan Moore won in 2016. Jordan Spieth won in both, 2015 and 2013. Brian Harman won in between Spieth’s victories by taking home the hardware in 2014.

My Top Three Picks

Zach Johnson

Johnson has made the cut in all nine of his appearances in this tournament while winning it in 2012 and recording a trio of second-place finishes. Johnson has also taken third place on two other occasions and has compiled an average score of 66.89. For me, Johnson is probably due to win another John Deere after coming oh so close on so many occasions.

PGA Tour John Deere Classic Betting Analysis Zach Johnson

Steve Stricker

Steve Striker won the John Deere an impressive three straight times from 2009-2011. I know he’s now, 51-years-old and not quite the same golfer that he was a few years ago when he won this event three straight times, but this course is perfect for him as it doesn’t favor the longest hitters off the tee. Besides, Stricker has a trio of top 20 finishes this year and for me, that makes him one of the best picks on the board at 20-1 odds.

PGA Tour John Deere Classic Betting Analysis Steve Stricker

Bryson DeChambeau

24-year-old California native Bryson DeChambeau took home the hardware at the Memorial in May by winning a three-way playoff. He’s also got a stellar five, top 5 finishes this year and two more top-10s. DeChambeau took second place in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and third place in the RBC Heritage in April and is one of the hottest golfers in the world this year.

PGA Tour John Deere Classic Betting Analysis Bryson DeChambeau

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