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Horses for Courses: John Deere Classic

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Horses for Courses

    Written by Mike Glasscott @MikeGlasscott

    All-time moments from the John Deere Classic

    The Quad Cities will be front and center on Fourth of July weekend as the PGATOUR arrives for the 51st edition of the John Deere Classic.

    Lucas Glover celebrated the Golden Anniversary of the event last summer as he birdied five of the last seven holes to post a final round 64 to win by two to collect his fourth title. The veteran became the 12th consecutive winner to post 18-under or better here as his winning total was 19-under. The event was not held due to COVID-19 in 2020.

    Another week, another shootout and that requires finding GIR and converting birdie opportunities. DA Weibring's Par-71 (35-36) stretches to just shy of 7,300 yards and is known for its risk-reward component. Perfect L-93 Bentgrass on the 5,500 square foot greens allow plenty of putts to get to and find the hole so birdies more than plentiful. There was ONE round above par from players in the top 20 last season so birdies are the way forward.

    The 2022 edition will have shifted reshaped and enlarged bunkers to provide an extra test off the tee. The last five winners all have been T6 or better in Ball-Striking and I wouldn't expect that to change this time around.

    Glover has never been known for his putting so it's hardly surprising he's the only winner of the last six to finish outside of T8 in SG: Putting.

    Michael Kim holds the tournament record on 27-under 257 while Paul Goydos joined the 59 club here 2010 but didn't win.

    Zach Johnson has posted exactly one round over par here since 2008 and is a former champion.

    First time winners thrive here as five of the last 11 winners fit that description.

    A full field of 156 will be chasing a prize pool of $7.1 million with the winner taking home $1.278 million plus 500 FedExCup points.

    Let's find some horses for courses!

    Horses for Courses

    Recent Winners
    Entered this week (cuts made/events entered)
    Top 10Top 252022 BET MGM ODDS
    Win, Top 10, Top 20
    2021: Lucas Glover (8/12)25+5000; +450; +200
    2019: Dylan Frittelli (1/2)11+8000; +600; +250
    Veteran Presence
    Entered this week (cuts made/events entered)
    Top 10Top 252022 BET MGM ODDS
    Win, Top 10, Top 20
    Ryan Moore (11/12)47+8000; +750; +350
    Scott Brown (7/9)37+12500; +1100; +450
    Brian Stuard (3/7)12+15000; +1100; +450
    Chris Stroud (10/11)25+25000; +1600; +650
    Charles Howell III (12/13)39+2800; +275; +140
    Vaughn Taylor (10/14)25+12500; +1000; +400
    Nick Watney (6/10)12+40000; +2800; +1100
    Bill Haas (3/8)12+15000; +1000; +450
    Kevin Streelman (5/9)33+5000; +450; +200
    John Huh (4/7)11+5000; +450; +200
    Patrick Rodgers (5/8)13+3300; +333; +150
    Zach Johnson (16/19)710+10000; +800; +333
    Jonathan Byrd (11/16)35+20000; +1400; +550
    Scott Stallings (5/9)14+3300; +333; +150
    Ben Martin (3/5)11+10000; +900; +400
    Johnson Wagner (6/11)34+50000; +4000; +1800
    Gaining Traction
    Entered this week
    Top 10Top 252022 BET MGM ODDS
    Win, Top 10, Top 20
    Adam Schenk (2/3)22+5000; +450; +220
    Hank Lebioda (2/2)11+8000; +750; +350
    Andrew Landry (4/4)22+30000; +2000; +800
    Roger Sloan (3/3)12+25000; +1600; +650
    Sam Ryder (3/3)12+12500; +800; +350
    Wesley Bryan (2/3)22+25000; +1600; +700
    Adam Hadwin (2/2)12+1800; +190; -125

    Odds sourced on Tuesday, June 28th at 2 p.m. ET. For live odds visit betmgm.



    Lucas Glover (WIN) backed up his T10 from 2019 and T25 from 2018 as he's figured it out here. ... 2016 champ Ryan Moore (T2) sits No. 3 on the all time money list. ... Scott Brown (T4) has never cashed a check worse than T27. ... Adam Schenk (T4) worst round from 10 tries is 70 and was T1 Birdies with 24. ... Hank Lebioda (T8) opened with 64 and closed with 65. ... Brian Stuard (T8) found the top 10 for the first time in eight starts. ... Chesson Hadley (T34) shared the first round lead after 63. ... Brandon Hagy (T18) played in the final group on Sunday and posted 73. ... The top 40 players were 10-under or better. ... 41 bogey free rounds. ... Scoring average 69.513.


    Dylan Frittelli (WIN) became the first international winner since John Senden in 2006 and first debutant since 2005. ... Andrew Landry (3rd) backed up his T8 2016 debut as he played from the final group on Sunday. ... Chris Stroud (T4) picked up his second top 10 in his last five and circled 25 birdies. ... Charles Howell III (T6) made it six straight with T23 last year and also cashed T19 in 2018. ... Adam Schenk (T6) played in the penultimate group on Sunday. ... Vaughn Taylor (T6) ran his streak to four straight in 2021. ... Nick Watney (T6) cashed T60 before and T50 after yet is ice cold on TOUR in 2022. ... Bill Haas (T10) picked up his only top 10. ... Roger Sloan (T10) only made three bogeys. ... Top 46 players were 10-under or better. ... 38 bogey free rounds. ... Scoring average 69.510.

    Recent Event Winners Stats

    WinnnerLucas GloverDylan FrittelliMichael KimB. DeChambeau
    Pre Tournament Odds+5000+500 (field)+20000+5000
    Disantance - All DrivesT303738T18
    Driving AccuarcyT24T7T2T32
    Putting: Birdie or Better %53516
    SG: Off-the-Tee30103417
    SG: Approach-the-Green3601127
    SG: Around-the-Green1724738
    SG: Putting19212
    SG: Tee-to-Green4151618
    Bogey AvoidanceT911T10
    Par-3 ScoringT10T10T7T1
    Par-4 Scoring111T30
    Par-5 ScoringT38T8T37T6

    Key stat leaders

    Top golfers in each statistic on the 2021-22 PGA TOUR are listed only if they are scheduled to compete this week;

    Rounds in the 60s
    1Sahith Theegala
    7Denny McCarthy
    10Adam Svensson
    10Adam Hadwin
    15Scott Stallings
    15Brendon Todd
    20Tyler Duncan
    20Nate Lashley
    20Peter Malnati
    20Maverick McNealy
    30Adam Long
    Ball Striking
    8Charles Howell III
    9Lucas Glover
    17Hayden Buckley
    17Alex Smalley
    25Martin Laird
    29Taylor Pendrith
    32Emiliano Grillo
    Birdie of Better Perecentage
    13Vince Whaley
    17Jim Knous
    23Maverick McNealy
    31Cam Davis
    38Scott Stallings
    40Jason Day
    41Brandon Hagy
    46Seth Reeves
    49Peter Malnati