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USPGA Tour 2018: John Deere Classic Betting Preview

- 10:07, 10th July 2018
Zach Johnson in action off the tee


The PGA Tour makes its way to Silvis for the John Deere Classic this week and world number 51 Zach Johnson looks great value at 12/1 to land the title for the second time.

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Johnson to win @ 12/1 – BET NOW

It has been nearly three years since Johnson last tasted success, that victory coming at the 2015 Open Championship, but he returns to TPC Deere Run this week, a course that he is arguably his most consistent at.

Just take a look at the American's fantastic results at the tournament over the past seven years and the scores he posted over the four days of competition.

Year Position Score
2011 T3  -17
2012 1 -20
2013 T2 -19
2014 2 -21
2015 T3 -19
2016 T34 -9
2017 T5 -15


Johnson certainly thrives at the course and, to add further claims to his chances, he arrives at the tournament on the back of two top-20 finishes at the US Open and Travelers Championship. The 42-year-old, who now has six top-20 finishes in 2018, is also 18th in strokes gained on approach to the green, whilst his putting has looked good in recent weeks.

Chesson Hadley to win @ 30/1 – BET NOW

The second player that sticks out ahead of the tournament is the super consistent Chesson Hadley. The 31-year-old's only PGA Tour title may have come back in 2014, but he has looked very impressive so far this season.

He has already recorded seven top-10 finishes during this campaign, leaving the American tied-third in this department, and he appears to be on the verge of landing a second trophy. Hadley is fourth in strokes gained on approach to the green and has a putting average of 1.720, leaving him eighth in that area.

Back-to-back missed cuts at the John Deere in 2015 and 2016 don't make for great reading, but the world number 62 ended up in a tie for 25th in last year's edition and he looks poised to improve further this time around.

Kyle Stanley to win @ 25/1 – BET NOW

The third and final pick comes in the form of another American, Kyle Stanley. The world number 38 almost landed a third PGA title at The Memorial Tournament this year, losing out in a three-man play-off to finish in a tie for second, and he is arguably playing some of the most consistent golf of his career.

Stanley has been impressing with the driver this season and he is fourth in driving accuracy, having hit 588 fairways from a possible 816. Finding the short grass so often has also presented more opportunities to hit the green and the 30-year-old is fifth in greens in regulation, having found the dancefloor 746 times from 1,044 holes.

The American's only weakness at times can be his putting but an improvement with the flat stick over the four days of competition would give him a great chance of lifting the trophy.

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