2019 John Deere Classic Betting Preview
In the final PGA Tour tune-up before next week’s British Open, the PGA sets up shop at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic.
This year’s field in the John Deere is pretty light with none of the current top 50 players in the world playing. However, several new pros could make this an exciting tournament for bettors.
With the field lacking the bigger names, the co-favorites at Bovada Sportsbook are Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland, both at +1600.
Morikawa, Hovland tied atop oddsboard at +1600
Morikawa just turned pro earlier this year. Last week in the 3M Open, his fourth tournament as a pro, he tied for second, one stroke behind winner Matthew Wolff.
Hovland also just recently turned pro after posting the low amateur score in this year’s U.S. Open. Last week in the 3M Open, his third tournament since turning pro, he finished tied for 13th place.
Following Morikawa and Hovland on the odds at Bovada are Lucas Glover and Wolff, another new pro, at +2000.
Glover is likely one of the most well-known names in this tournament thanks to his U.S. Open win back in 2009. Since that shocking major victory, he has only one tour win, which came in the Wells Fargo Championship in 2011. He did post a top-10 finish last week in the 3M Open when he tied for seventh place.
Wolff at +2000 coming off dramatic victory in 3M Open
Last week in the 3M Open, Wolff was playing in only his third tournament since turning pro and shocked the golf world by posting his first PGA win. He won in spectacular fashion by sinking an eagle on the 18th hole to win by one stroke.
The defending champion of the John Deere is Michael Kim. He dominated last year’s tournament, winning by eight strokes to post his first PGA Tour win, but a repeat is not expected. Kim is a huge +40000 underdog at Bovada and has been having a horrible year on the tour. He has missed the cut in 18 straight tournaments since January.
Aside from Kim, other former John Deere winners in the field this week include 2016 champ Ryan Moore (+2500), 2014 champ Brian Harman (+2500), 2012 champ Zach Johnson (+3300) and 2007 champ Jonathan Byrd (+10000).