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Online Golf Betting Takes Off at the John Deere Classic

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

The John Deere Classic is the next golf betting stop in the 2017 PGA Tour – as well as the last stop before the British Open – to be held July 13th-16th at TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, along the Rock River. Here are some online gambling favourites to win it.

Steve Stricker

Strick is the only multiple winner of the John Deere classic who is still active on the PGA Tour, seeing as how Jordan Spieth is too good for this tournament (though to be fair Spieth only the latest addition to a growing list of A-list players who use the proximity of the Open to justify their absence in the Quad Cities). Moreover, Mr. September is the only player to win three times in a row – though that was in the late 2000s-early 2010s. Additionally, Stricker finished tied for 4th place in 2004, tied for 5th in 2012, tied for 10th in 2013, and tied for 11th in 2014. He set a tournament record in 2010 with a -26.
Strick has not won a PGA Tour event since the 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions and his best finish this year has been a T7 at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

Charles Howell III

Chucky Three Sticks finished 3rd in the 2000 JDC and tied for 5th place in 2011. He also had a top-25 finish in 2014. More recently, Howell has posted two top 10 finishes in his last five starts – tied for 9th in the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play and a solo second at the Quicken Loans National.

Zach Johnson

Johnson missed the cut at the Travelers Championship, but that was only the fourth time he has missed the cut in 15 outings in 2017. In addition to that, he currently ranks 13th in driving accuracy percentage. More to the point, and this is what makes him a strong golf betting contender, he won the 2012 John Deere and has been the or amongst the runner-ups in 2009, 2013, and 2014 – all of which makes a strong case for people who bet on golf.

Ben Martin

Martin has made the cut in his last seven straight appearances, and he finished 5th at the Quicken Loans National the weekend before last. He had his best finish at the John Deere classic last year, finishing second behind Ryan Moore by two strokes. He would have to become one of the few if not the only one to go from runner-up to winner the next year, though.

Chad Campbell

This is your customary golf betting long shot. Campbell finished tied for 9th place in the Greenbrier Classic and has placed 13th or higher in three of his last five starts, which for him is tantamount to saying he is playing in rare form lately – a much welcome change following a string of missed cuts. Campbell ranks 28th in greens in regulation percentage and 26th in driving accuracy percentage. Campbell has finished 28th or higher in each of his last three appearances at TPC at Deere Run, including a 13th place finish in 2014.

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