John Deere Classic Betting Preview and Tips
TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois. Odds from Betfair
Steve Stricker 8/1
Won the event the last two years running and set a record total of 26 under last year. As steady as ever this season finishing in the top 20 in his last six outings including that Stricker Special win at The Memorial. Hard to see past him.
David Toms 30/1
Keep an eye out for old David Toms this week and next. He’s been off since The Travelers but showed enough there in tying 17th that he still retains the form that brought to that playoff with Choi at Sawgrass and win at the Crowne Plaza. Toms is near the top of a whole heap of shotlink stats and won the Quad City Classic on this course before most you were born!
Jason Day 12/1
Will Day be going at this event full tilt in light of the fact that he’s travelling to Sandwich next week? Already installed among the favourites for The Open, Day has begged five top 10’s in his last six outings, including those seconds at the Masters and US Open. With the score likely to be in double figures under par, this event will need a birdie converter and of those in the field, Day is statistically among the best.
Louis Oosthuizen 60/1
When I see events where the winning score is 20 under or thereabouts, a handful of players spring to him as having the capability to accumulate that kind of score over four days. Louis Oosthuizen is one. At last years Open Louis was 16 under as was he when he won the Africa Open (he was 21under the previous week to that also!). It’s Louis’ first outing since Congressional when his Sunday 67 jumped him into the top 10. Will have big commitments next week so needs to make hay while the sun shines here.
Brett Quigley 400/1
I love these mental long odds chances. Brett Quigley gets less starts these days than John O’Shea and has missed more cuts than Lady Ga Ga’s hairdresser but at 400/1 he still represents a bit of value. Quigley’s last two top 10’s anywhere on Tour were where? Right here at Deere Run, he tied 10th last year and tied second in 2009. He loves this place and I think those offering those mental odds on betfair could be sorely stung.