Jul 2, 2021
Jul 2, 2021

John Deere Classic betting preview

John Deere Classic betting preview and odds

John Deere Classic: statistics and trends

Who are the favourites for the John Deere Classic?

Inform your John Deere Classic predictions

John Deere Classic betting preview

The much loved John Deere Classic returns this summer, with the event marking its 50th birthday. It has given sports fans some memorable moments over the years and the honours list reads like a who’s who of golf. Inform your predictions ahead of this year's event with Pinnacle.

Event: John Deere Classic

Date: July 8-11, 2021

TPC Deere Run, USA

The 2021 tournament will be played at TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities once again. This event doesn’t just give the stars of professional golf a chance to land a sought-after trophy; for those gearing up for the British Open, it’s also an opportunity to put the finishing touches to their preparation.

Bettors looking to solve the The Open 2021 puzzle will be watching this event closely, keeping an eye on the results and performances of the top players with an aim to back them on their return to Britain.

Multiple champions

Dylan Frittelli arrives as the defending champion, having won this trophy in the last running of the event two years ago. The South African handed in a winning card reading 263, which put him 21 under par and at least two strokes clear of the chasing pack. It was an impressive performance from the champion who held off runner-up Russell Henley of the USA, but he’ll have to do it all again if he wants to rank amongst the tournament’s best ever.

John Deere has six multiple winners who have banked the prize money two or more times. Leading the way is DA Weibring on three trophies achieved between 1979 and 1995, while Steve Stricker matched that record with glory in 2009, 2010 and 2011.



DA Weibring

1979, 1991, 1995

Steve Stricker

2009, 2010, 2011

On the fringes of greatness and boasting, two titles are Dean Beman, Scott Hoch, David Frost, and, most recently, Jordan Spieth. The latter came good in 2013 and then again in 2015. He is one of the early betting favourites to complete the trilogy and draw level with the greatest stars of the John Deere Classic.

Examining the statistics and trends

Now, let’s look at some of the more recent results and explore some valuable trends to determine who could be victorious this year. American players have dominated in recent times, with Frittelli being the first non-American champion since John Senden in 2006. We saw a dozen winners from the US between the pair, including the hat-trick achieved by Stricker.

The event has been a notoriously low-scoring competition and that makes great reading for fans.

Each of the last two champions have beaten par by 20 strokes or more and that is also true of five of the previous six champions. Another low-scoring weekend looks certain as the top names enjoy the wide-open fairways and picture-perfect greens of the TPC Deere Run. This is the perfect opportunity to get their confidence up before moving on to The Open.

The course appears to suit the 27-year-old Texan Spieth, who has won two of the last seven titles. A playoff has been required to decide three of the last eight champions and two of them benefited Spieth, who held off Zach Johnson in 2013 and Tom Gillis in 2015. Johnson was involved in the other playoff, beating Troy Matteson in 2012.

A clear winner is unlikely

There has only been one clear winner since 1993 and that was Michael Kim, who won by eight shots in 2018. The other champions in that period have all won by small margins, including playoffs, one, two or three strokes.

That stat will catch the eye of bettors who enjoy looking for the value in-play betting on golf. When betting on the final day, look for players who are near the top of the table who also boast experience of winning respected titles down the home straight. Accuracy doesn’t seem as important at this venue, it’s more about how much of the fairway you eat up off the tee.




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These are men with experience of landing Majors or have performed under pressure in this event before. The John Deere Classic isn’t necessary a tricky competition which means it’s usually won by the low scorers who hold their nerve.

When looking at the trends, there is an obvious reason to side with the top American players in the running, and that is despite a non-American winning last time. You should also look for those who rank high for driving distance. 

The most important stat could centre around who performs best with the putter - players who have done it in the past and will do it again. 

To sum up, we’re looking for an American who goes long off the tee, excels in their putting game, and boasts the experience of handling the pressure and winning on the big stage.

Who do you think will win the John Deere Classic? Get unrivaled odds with Pinnacle.

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