2018 John Deere Classic Picks and Tournament Preview

John Deere Classic LogoThe John Deere Classic has the unfortunate place on the PGA Tour schedule of being the week before the Open Championship - 6 time zones away. Many top golfers keep it off their schedule as the course style is nothing like the links courses played at the British Open. This week will be a tournament full of players looking to gain valuable FedEx Cup points with the winner of the John Deere guaranteeing himself a spot into the Open if they haven't already qualified.

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The 2018 John Deere Classic Tourney Preview

The John Deere Classic returns to it's usual spot on the PGA Tour schedule being held the week before the Open Championship. As mentioned above, the winner, if not aleady qualified gets to hop on a plane to head to Carnoustie in Scotland. There will be a few known names in the field and there have been in the past top players like Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson that have kept it on their schedule. This year defending champion Bryson Dechambeau will help highlight the field for the John Deere Classic. This is also a reminder to get your entries in to next week's Fantasy Golf Millionaire contest. $1 Million to the winner, this is the biggest contest for fantasy golf and sells out early so at least reserve your entry to make sure you're in.

Fantasy Golf Contest the Open Championship

Dates - July 12th – July 15th, 2017

Prize Pool - $5,800,000

First Place - $1,044,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Examining the John Deere Classic Golf Course

Name of Course - TPC Deere Run

Where is TPC Deere Run - Silvis, IL

TPC Deere Run

Par - 71

Yards - 7257

Slope Rating - 144

Year Built - 2000

Past John Deere Classic Champions

Bryson DeChambeau Defending ChampionBryson DeChambeau2017 - Bryson DeChambeau


Ryan Moore2016 - Ryan Moore


Jordan Spieth2015 - Jordan Spieth


Brian Harman2014 - Brian Harman


John Deere Classic info - Trends, Tidbits

  • In 2005 Michelle Wie, at age 15, received a sponsor's exemption to play TPC Deere Run as part of her efforts to make a cut in a men's PGA Tour golf event
  • In 2013 Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic becoming the 1st teenager since 1931 to win a PGA Tour event
  • Steve Stricker and D. A. Weibring are both 3 time Champions

John Deere Classic Fantasy Golf Info

As we mentioned above, this is a tough event to pick players at unless you have a good knowledge of golfers that aren’t ranked in the top 100. It may be a good week to try out another fantasy site for golf if you are only playing at DraftKings - FantasyDraft. They offer all the major sports but most notably golf. Now's a great time to try out something new before next week's Fantasy Golf Millionaire Contest.

Why You Need Expert Picks For The 2018 John Deere Classic

Weak golf fields mean that you need to know more about players that you normally wouldn’t consider for your fantasy golf lineup. You can spend countless hours looking up each player or you can use the guys at Golfstats.com who have already done the research and wrap it up into a nice easy list. They have been HOT all year and have picked a few outright winnners so they have been well worth the investment in their expert golf picks.