2021 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 2021 John Deere Classic Tourney Preview

The John Deere Classic returns to it's usual spot on the PGA Tour schedule after being cancelled last year due to Covid. Again it is the week before the Open Championship meaning the field is a weaker field to play daily fantasy golf lineups with. There will be very few known names in the field with the most notable top players being Sungjae Im and Zach Johnson that have kept it on their schedule. This year defending champion Dylan Frittelli will help highlight the field for the John Deere Classic.

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Dates - July 9 – July 12, 2021

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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 - 7268

Slope Rating - 144

Year Built - 2000

Past John Deere Classic Champions

Dylan Frittelli Defending ChampionDylan Frittelli2019 - Dylan Frittelli


Michael Kim2018 - Michael Kim


Bryson DeChambeau2017 - Bryson DeChambeau


Ryan Moore2016 - Ryan Moore


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 - FanDuel. They offer all the major sports but most notably golf. Now's a great time to try out something new while daily fantasy golf gets going again!

Why You Need Expert Picks For The 2021 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.