The PGA Tour schedule turns to July and makes its annual stop in Silvis, Illinois, and TPC Deere Run for the 2023 John Deere Classic. The JDC has been a part of the PGA Tour since 1971, when former PGA commissioner Deane Beman won the inaugural Quad Cities Invitational. Traditionally played in July, in recent seasons, the tournament was the final chance for players to earn an exemption into the Open Championship.
To win here you have to score in bunches, with the average winning total hovering just over 20-under. J.T. Poston returns to Silvis to defend his title after firing a four-day total of 263 (21-under) to defeat Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Emiliano Grillo by a comfortable three shots. The win was Poston’s second PGA Tour victory.
Let’s take a look at the top players for the 2023 John Deere Classic so you can wager against their PGA Tour lines.
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PGA Tour John Deere Classic | 52nd edition of the PGA Tour golf tournament
TPC Deere Run | Silvis, Illinois
July 5th – July 9th, 2023
TPC Deere Run
The course has been the venue of the JDC since it was established in 2000. Designed by five-time PGA Tour winner D.A. Weibring, the stadium course plays as a par-71 and stretches over 7,200 yards.
Accuracy is paramount off the tee, with many of the holes featuring tree-lined fairways that can penalize an errant shot off the tee box. If players find the short grass, they’ll have excellent opportunities for birdie chances with their approaches.
In addition to the tree-lined fairways, the course features rolling hills and over 70+ bunkers. With relatively flat greens, excelling with the flat stick is a deciding factor for those players looking to have a chance to win the tournament.
John Deere Classic Field
The field at the JDC lacks star power but offers golf fans a glimpse into the future with many up-and-coming stars of the game teeing up. Cameron Young is the only player ranked inside the Official World Golf Rankings in the field this week.
Joining Poston this week are past winners Lucas Glover, Dylan Frittelli, Michael Kim, Ryan Moore, Zach Johnson, and three-time winner Steve Stricker. Johnson is an Iowa native and Stricker hails from nearby Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Recent PGA Tour winners Seamus Power, Russell Henley, Adam Svensson, Sepp Straka, and Nico Echavarria are teeing it up this week looking for their second victory of the season.
Heading into the tournament it is Denny McCarthy who was the pre-tournament betting favorite to win this week. If McCarthy can convert, it’ll secure the 30-year-olds first win on the PGA Tour. Henley, Young, and Adam Schenk also were atop the odds boards, with Young and Schenk also looking to win for the first time on Tour. The JDC has been a spot for numerous first-time PGA Tour winners.
Just outside of the favorites sits Adam Hadwin, Eric Cole, and rookie Ludvig Aberg. Hadwin lost in a playoff last week to Rickie Fowler at the Rocket Mortgage Classic but heads to Silvis making five of his last six cuts. Cole, a long-time mini-tour player, earned his card via the Korn Ferry Tour last season and has taken advantage of sitting 40th in the FedEx Cup standings. Aberg turned pro following a decorated collegiate career at Texas Tech and has made the cut in all five of the events he’s played in this year.
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