2018 John Deere Classic Fantasy Sleeper Report
We are just one week away from the British Open, and while the big guns are working hard on their game on the range – or at the European Tour’s Scottish Open – many others are heading to TPC Deere Run, Illinois for the John Deere Classic.
Why? Because there’s plenty of FedExCup points available and prize money, and of course the highest finisher this week will also earn a British Open place.
For the likes of Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker, it’s a chance to hone their craft at a course that has been very good to them through the years; Stricker still holds the most recent ‘three-peat’ on Tour at this venue.
As for Bryson DeChambeau, this was the location of his maiden PGA TOUR win 12 months ago, and the level of passion he showed afterwards suggests Deere Run will be a track that stays close to his heart. There’s also the opportunity to overtake Dustin Johnson at the top of the FedExCup rankings.
Bryson DeChambeau plays a bunker shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 24, 2018 in Cromwell, Connecticut. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
There is certainly nothing to fear from playing Deere Run, with minimal danger to be found off the tee and nice, wide fairways to aim at. The Bentgrass greens are generously proportioned, and really this is just a shootout for the pros: anything from -19 to -22 can be expected as a winning mark.
Indeed, there is even some rain in the forecast, and that will help to soften the greens further. This could escalate into a putting contest with 80% of greens in regulation being hit.
In which case, who makes our draft for the John Deere Classic?
The John Deere Classic Fantasy Sleeper Report
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