The PGA Tour continues on this week as it visits TPC Deere Run for the 2023 John Deere Classic. Designed by former PGA Tour winner D. A. Weibring, TPC Deere Run will play as a Par 71, 7,289 yard layout this week. This year’s edition is headlined by 9 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, making this year’s field the strongest it has had since 2012. Last year’s edition was won by J. T. Poston, who became the third wire-to-wire winner in this event’s history with his 3 stroke victory over Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Emiliano Grillo.
Player to Fade:
Trevor Cone has been less than stellar this season, and does not figure to be competitive this weekend. Best of luck to him.
Lucas Glover finished T4 last weekend, and has finished within the Top 20 at two of his last four events. A past winner of the John Deere, Glover figures to be in contention this weekend, and a Top 25 finish is well within his purview.
Denny McCarthy came ever so close to winning The Memorial several weeks ago, and he most recently recorded a Top Ten finish at the Travelers. I predict McCarthy continues his strong play of late and easily finishes within the Top Ten this weekend.
This week’s field is not exactly a “Who’s Who” of the PGA Tour. It’s more along the lines of “Who? Who?” Russell Henley is the favorite to win at TPC Deere Run this week, and in a field as weak as this one, the favorite is a safe pick. Henley has performed decently this season on tour, recording a win and nine Top 25 finishes. We predict Henley will show why he is the favorite this weekend by taking the John Deere!