By Amanda Robertson
The PGA Tour continues on to TPC Deere Run this week with the 2021 John Deere Classic. Read on below to see my guest picker Amanda Robertson’s prediction for who will win the tournament, as well as her predictions for who will finish in the top 10, her dark horse, and her player to fade.
Winner: Brian Harman- Brian Harman just might pull this win off. With multiple top tens under his belt this season, he knows how to climb the leaderboard. Having a lead and holding a lead are two very different things and Brian is strong enough to stay solid throughout all rounds.
Top 10: Nick Watney- Nick Watney placed in the top ten for 2019 and has a solid game for this courses setup. While he isn’t always a top dog, he is pretty steady player. This course favors his strengths in short game and will allow him to shine as a player. A lot of missed cuts throughout his career, but like anyone, it just needs to be your week.
Dark Horse: Steve Stricker- Steve Stricker is a long time fan fav, but the John Deere Classic is where I think Stricker’s mature game can help him slide up in the rankings. His short game is something that will be tested at this course, but he never has given us a reason to not have confidence in his play. Long shot as they call it, Stricker might just make a move this week and surprise us all.
Player to Fade: Cameron Davis- Cam Davis is coming off a solid win from the Rocket Mortage and while most say that’s a great moment to propel you, I think he lacks the experience to handle a back to back successful week. Head in the clouds might be where he is for a bit after last week.