Last week, the PGA Tour provided last-minute drama as Matthew Wolff nailed a lengthy putt for eagle on the 18th hole to win his first PGA tournament. Wolff is one of the rising stars on the Tour, and he is back this week for the 2019 John Deere Classic. The tournament takes place at TPC Deere Run and will be the last chance for golfers to hone their game for the British Open. Many of the elite names on the Tour will not be present this week, which is why names like Wolff, Collin Morikawa (who tied for second last week) and Viktor Hovland are among the top favorites. In a week like this, anything can happen, which means that if you are right about the winner, your sports betting winnings can be significant. Let’s take a look at the golf odds as well as some suggestions for your wager card.
2019 John Deere Classic Odds & Betting Preview
- When: July 11th, 2019
- Where: TPC Deere Run, Illinois
- TV: Golf Channel
- Live Stream: Golf.tv
Contender Odds to Win the 2019 John Deere Classic
- Viktor Hovland 18/1
- Collin Morikawa 20/1
- Joaquin Niemann, Matthew Wolff, Sung-Jae Im, Zach Johnson 25/1
- Brian Harman, Charles Howell III, Kevin Streelman, Lucas Glover 28/1
- Daniel Berger, Ryan Moore 30/1
- Kevin Tway, Wyndham Clark 40/1
- Kyle Stanley 45/1
- Sam Burns 50/1
- Bud Cauley, Joel Dahmen, Ryan Palmer 55/1
- Bronson Burgoon, Cameron Tringale, Jason Dufner, Mackenzie Hughes,
Martin Laird, Nate Lashley, Scott Brown, Talor Gooch 66/1
- Denny McCarthy, J.T. Poston, Jhonattan Vegas, Peter Malnati 75/1
- Beau Hossler, Brian Stuard, Cameron Champ, Danny Lee, Dylan Frittelli,
Harold Varner III, Joey Garber, Nick Taylor, Nick Watney, Pat Perez, Sam Ryder,
Sepp Straka, Troy Merritt, Vaughn Taylor 80/1
- Austin Cook, Brice Garnett, Carlos Ortiz, Johnson Wagner,
Kyong-Hoon Lee, Roger Sloan 100/1
Johnson has played very well at the John Deere Classic, with seven top-five finishes in his last ten starts here, including a win here seven years ago and three runner-up finishes. His form has been off lately, as he has only made the cut three times in his last five tournaments and five finishes outside the top 50 in his last seven tournaments. Dating back to the Sony Open, he has cracked the top 25 just twice. Given the soft field, though, and his track record here, this could be his week to turn things around.
Cauley may have started to come around last week, posting a -12, which was a nice result for a player who had nine missed cuts since the RSM Classic and had missed three cuts in his last six tournaments. However, Cauley has already been to the John Deere Classic twice, averaging a finish of tenth place. If he can build an early lead, the momentum could generate quickly.
Berger cracked the top 20 in Minnesota last week, giving him his best finish since last year’s Puerto Rico Open, where he came in second. When he is on, his drives find the fairways and his wedge game is solid. Berger has one appearance at the John Deere Classic, two years ago, and he managed to come in fifth. So he’s another opportunity to take advantage of combining track record and moneyline value.
Im appears at his first John Deere Classic riding high on momentum. He posted a -14 in Minnesota and has four consecutive top-25 finishes, making him one of the hottest contenders this week. In a soft field like this one, Im is definitely a golfer to consider.
Niemann has finished in the top 35 in six consecutive tournaments, including coming in fifth at the Travelers Championship and the Rocket Mortgage Classic. He cracked the top 25 last week in Minnesota, posting a -13 score. He has definitely been on the rise lately, as he once had a hard time making cuts but now is creeping up the leaderboard on Sundays. He also cracked the top 25 at the John Deere Classic in 2018, so he could push hard on Sunday here as well.