DFS PGA Playbook: John Deere Classic
Drew Phelps explores every Fairway, reads every Green and uses his DFS Golf experience to put together a winning playbook for the John Deere Classic.
Terrific finish from Kevin Na with a closing round of 64 to win his second PGA title. Besides a nice finish from Na, it was a pretty uneventful weekend in West Virginia. From one blah tournament to another, let’s get into the John Deere Classic.
Most all of the top ranked players in the world are playing in the Scottish Open this weekend which is known for being a great prep tournament for The Open Championship which is in just two short weeks. Just take a look at the field for the Scottish Open and you'd think the Open Championship was this week. Because of that, we’ve got the likes of Francesco Molinari as the top priced player on the board on both DraftKings and FanDuel. We can hope that with a field like this, more experienced and studied DFS Golf players will have more of an edge. We've got guys at prices you'll never see in a regular tour event but someone has to be priced up high. Time to take a quick look at the course.
TPC Deere Run is a Par 71 that stretches out 7,268 yards. You will see even this weak field of golfers tear this course up and the winner come in around 20 under par. That means golfers will have to shoot around 67 every day to get themselves on the leaderboard. Scorers that can go low will be at a premium this weekend. When you look at the course history, you’ll see that hitting the fairway is not as important as hitting the greens. Players who have had success on this track hit the fairways 56 percent of the time while they hit the greens at 72 percent. This is a second shot golf course, meaning that these guys are firing at pins on these large greens. Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly, Tim Clark, Ryan Moore, Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman, these players have all had success at TPC Deere Run and all have great proximity numbers. They are all also excellent putters and good all around games.
You’ll see a bunch of good value options in this week’s playbook because most any player can win on this track. Just like the Greenbrier, someone will catch fire like Kevin Na and take the title.
Good Luck this weekend!
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