John Deere Classic

JNThe PGA Tour rolls on, I mean literally rolls, as the John Deere Classic steams into town. Ok, ok, enough of the tractor puns. After last weekends slight disappointment, with 150/1 shot Wyndam Clark collapsing on the back 9, we look for another big priced winner at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.

Joaquin Niemann – Stake 0.80% (0.40% each-way) or £40 (£20 each-way)

The youngster from Chile has been sensational since joining the PGA Tour, especially in recent weeks with 5th place finishes at the Travelers Championship, and Rocket Mortgages Classic. He also has experience of the Deere Run, where he finished 23rd last year. The main concern with Niemann is his stone cold putter (currently ranks 170th in strokes gained putting). However, at 34/1 in a relatively weak field, I am happy to take a chance that one good week on the greens, will give him his maiden tour victory.

Each-Way Winner @ 34/1 with Several

Top 10 @ 3/1 with Several

Top 20 @ 8/5 with Several


Wyndam Clark – Stake 0.80% (0.40% each-way) or £40 (£20 each-way)

In complete contrast to Niemann, Clark carries an extremely hot putter, where he ranks 7th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting. The main concern with Clark is his accuracy off the tee, which cost him (and those who bet on him) dearly last Sunday when he couldn’t find a fairway when it mattered. He’s currently on a run of 3 straight top 20 finishes, and with this weeks course be fairly average in terms of yardage, meaning he should be able to take a little off his driver in the hopes of finding the fairway. 66/1 is big when you consider how close he came last Sunday.

Each-Way Winner @ 66/1 with Several

Top 10 @ 13/2 with Several

Top 20 @ 11/4 with Several


Roger Sloan – Stake 0.40% (0.20% each-way) or £20 (£10 each-way)

Another man who’s found some form in recent weeks. After his 2nd place finish at the Puerto Rico Open, he then went off the boil slightly. Considering the field Sloan is a big price in all 3 markets, and offers tremendous value. He has won a couple of times in his career, on both the Korn Ferry Tour, and MacKenzie Tour, so he knows how to get over the line. The driving is a slight concern, but if he carries in his form from last weekend, the Canadian should be in contention.

Each-Way Winner @ 66/1 with Several

Top 10 @ 14/1 with Several

Top 20 @ 13/2 with Several


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