John Deere Classic Picks 2022

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The John Deere Classic is played at TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities community of Silvis, Illinois. The tournament began as the Quad Cities Open in 1971 and was a “satellite event” on the PGA Tour. It became an official Tour event in 1972 and John Deere have been the title sponsors since 1999.

Since 2000 the event has been played at TPC Deere Run which was designed as a stadium course by DA Weibring.

In 2005 and 2006 the tournament generated much attention due to a sponsor’s exemption given to Michelle Wie. The 2013 edition of the John Deere Classic saw Jordan Spieth emerge victorious two weeks before his 20th birthday to become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931.

Course Overview

TPC Deere Run is a Par 71 that stretches to 7,200+ yards from the championship tees. The course continually ranks among the easiest Par 71s on Tour and annually yields high percentages for both fairways hit and greens in regulation.

At TPC Deere Run, how far and in which direction you hit the ball off the tee is basically immaterial. This week is all about aggressive play, accurate short irons and good putting.

Past results show that low scores are the norm and the average winning score since 2000 is just shy of -20. Steve Stricker won the tournament three years in a row from 2009 – 2011 and in 2010 he shot -26 (258).

In 2018, Michael Kim set a tournament record shooting a total -27 (257) to finish eight strokes clear of his nearest rivals.

John Deere Classic Past Champions (since 2000)

Year Player Country Score To par
2021 Lucas Glover United States 265 -19
2020 Cancelled due to Covid
2019 Dylan Frittelli United States 263 -21
2018 Michael Kim United States 257 -27
2017 Bryson DeChambeau United States 266 -18
2016 Ryan Moore United States 262 -22
2015 Jordan Spieth United States 264 -20
2014 Brian Harman United States 262 -22
2013 Jordan Spieth United States 265 -19
2012 Zach Johnson United States 264 -20
2011 Steve Stricker United States 262 -22
2010 Steve Stricker United States 258 -26
2009 Steve Stricker United States 264 -20
2008 Kenny Perry United States 268 -16
2007 Jonathan Byrd United States 266 -18
2006 John Senden  Australia 265 -19
2005 Sean O’Hair United States 268 -16
2004 Mark Hensby  Australia 268 -16
2003 Vijay Singh  Fiji 268 -16
2002 J. P. Hayes United States 262 -22
2001 David Gossett United States 265 -19
2000 Michael Clark II United States 265 -19

This year, the John Deere Classic will be played the week before the Genesis Scottish Open. Traditionally, both tournaments were played on the same week before the year’s final major, the British Open.

However, for the first time, the Scottish Open is now part of the PGA Tour schedule offering up full FedEx Cup points. The change forms part of the PGA Tour’s schedule update announced last year and is co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour.

There will be three tee-times up for grabs at the 150th British Open for the leading three players (not otherwise exempt) who finish in the Top 10 and ties at this year’s John Deere Classic.

Key stats to consider this week include Proximity to Hole, Strokes Gained Putting and Par 4 Scoring Average.

The John Deere Classic is a birdie-fest, plain and simple. Go low or go home

John Deere Classic Picks

Please check back on Tuesday 28th June for the PGAgolfbets’ John Deere Classic picks & predictions 2022 from TPC San Antonio, in Texas.

The Event Form, Current Form and Stats Analysis tables will all be up dated in the week preceding the tournament when the field is finalized for the 2022 John Deere Classic.

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Author: Timmothy Castro