- The John Deere Classic sets the stage for next week’s Open Championship with some of the lesser-known names on Tour looking to get a win.
- Daniel Berger leads a scarce field at TPC Deere Run as the pre-tournament favorite, with notables like Brian Harman (+1400), Sungjae Im (+1800), and Russell Henley (+2000) also in the field.
SILVIS, Ill. – The PGA Tour heads to the Midwest for the John Deere Classic just one week before the best in the game head abroad for The Open Championship.
The tournament before a major usually means a field lacking in star power and while that might be the case this weekend there is still plenty of betting action to be had.
Odds for the tournament are now available across all of the legal online sportsbooks with names like Daniel Berger, Brian Harman, and Sungjae Im in the field at TPC Deere Run.
Odds To Win John Deere Classic
- Daniel Berger +1100
- Brian Harman +1400
- Sungjae Im +1800
- Russell Henley +2000
- Kevin Streelman +2500
- Alex Noren +2800
- Cameron Davis +2800
- Aaron Wise +3300
- Seamus Power +3300
- Si Woo Kim +3300
- Kevin Na +4000
- Maverick McNealy +4000
- Patton Kizzire +4000
- Steve Stricker +4000
- Troy Merritt +4000
- Zach Johnson +4000
- Doc Redman +4500
- Doug Ghim +5000
- Hank Lebioda +5000
- Jhonattan Vegas +5000
Bettors looking through their options for this week might need to do some research as only five current members of the Official World Gold Ranking Top 50 are in the field in Illinois this week.
This will be the first John Deere Classic in two years after last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.
With most of the top players prepping for their trip to the UK next week, some players are capitalizing on the chance to win big.
Sungjae Im +1800
Sungjae Im comes in with one of the most unique situations in the field this week.
Im will not be playing at The Open next week in order to focus on playing in the Olympics later this month.
The reason for this is due to a unique rule in his home nation of South Korea. South Korean males are forced to spend two years of service in the military between ages 18 and 28.
This applies to even those who are on the PGA Tour.
One of the only ways out of this mandatory service is by winning a medal in the Olympics. Sungjae will have that chance later this month as he competes for his country in Japan.
With that amount of pressure on his shoulders, it isn’t a crazy idea to think that he dials in his best game this week and earns the win.
Featured Groups for @JDClassic:
⛳️ Zach Johnson
⛳️ Daniel Berger
⛳️ Kevin Na
🏌️♂️ Steve Stricker
🏌️♂️ Dylan Frittelli
🏌️♂️ Brian Harman
⛳️ Sungjae Im
⛳️ Anirban Lahiri
⛳️ Cam Davis
🏌️♂️ Si Woo Kim
🏌️♂️ C.T. Pan
🏌️♂️ Sebastián Muñoz pic.twitter.com/XkQUEmXEZA
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 6, 2021
Maverick McNealy +4000
Maverick McNealy has shown his prowess on short courses in recent history with a runner up finish at Pebble Beach, a T-4 finish at Harbour Town, and a T-20 finish at Colonial.
While TPC Deere Run sits a bit longer at 7,257 yards, it always plays like one of the shortest stops on the PGA Tour.
McNealy could use this thin field to notch a much needed win this week, and anyone looking to bet on golf can get great odds on him pre-tournament.
Doug Ghim +5000
Former Texas Longhorn Doug Ghim burst onto the scene earlier this year at The Players Championship when he briefly held the lead before a minor collapse on Sunday.
Ghim showed his skill as a ball-striker that week at TPC Sawgrass and looks to show it again at another TPC course this week.
Ghim just needs to hit some clutch putts to find himself at the top of the leaderboard, as his driving and iron play are already in the top tier of players on Tour.
In a weird week like this, Ghim could be the guy left at the top on Sunday.
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