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John Deere Classic 2017 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Kevin Na (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Coral
Jamie Lovemark (ew)Tournament Winner33/1Coral, Paddy Power
Ben Martin (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Coral, Paddy Power

Venue

The John Deere Classic 2017 will once again be held at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois – a 7,257-yard, par 71 course which has staged the event since it’s inaugural year on the PGA Tour in 1972. Despite narrow fairways, thick rough and lightning fast greens, it is not considered among the more challenging tracks faced by the tour professionals, with Steve Stricker setting a course record of 26-under-par when he won here for the second successive year in 2010. Stricker went on to win again a year later, before Zach Johnson claimed the title in 2012. Ryan Moore will return as the defending champion having been bogey-free for his last 46 holes last year, while Jordan Spieth has won this event twice, either side of a victory for Brian Harman.

Favourites

Daniel Berger won the St Jude Classic recently and was runner-up at the Travelers Championship on his last outing – and he leads the betting for this tournament at 14/1 with Coral who, along with Paddy Power, offer seven places for each-way bets. Danny Lee, who has four top 10s in his last seven starts, is at 20/1 with Coral, who are also offering stand-out odds of 22/1 on the 2014 champion Brian Harman.

Tips

Kevin-NaKEVIN NA may not be producing the kind of results he was a year ago when he tied for eighth here, but he has played some decent golf over the last few weeks and he was just outside the top 20 at the Quicken Loans event a fortnight ago. He’s played this tournament only twice in the last eight years, also finishing 13th in 2014, and he is our first each-way pick at a stand-out price of 50/1 with Coral – with the bonus of those 7 places.

Jamie_LovemarkWith many of the PGA Tour’s leading players in Scotland this week in preparation for the Open Championship, JAMIE LOVEMARK has a great chance to maintain his current purple patch and to make a name for himself. Lovemark has risen to 84th in the world rankings since the start of the year with some good performances, including a share of 10th at the Memorial Tournament and a tie for third at last week’s Greenbrier Classic. Coral and Paddy Power offer 33/1.

Ben-Martin-GolfBEN MARTIN was second here a year ago and he will be looking to extend a good recent run of results, which includes a share of fifth place at the Quicken Loans National a couple of weeks ago. He has not missed the cut at any of his last seven events – having headed for home on Friday night on eight of his previous 12 starts. Coral and Paddy Power are among the bookmakers offering him at the tempting each-way price of 50/1, but with them you’ll get 7 places.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Kevin Na (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Coral
Jamie Lovemark (ew)Tournament Winner33/1Coral, Paddy Power
Ben Martin (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Coral, Paddy Power