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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | John Deere Classic 2017 | PGA

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | John Deere Classic 2017 | PGA

The John Deere Classic is in its usual shitty spot, right before the British Open. So yeah, there won’t be many tip top players in the field. Even Jordan Spieth will be absent this year. So yeah, this short mans course will most likely have a the regular short man finish.

The TPC Deere Run, a Par 71, 7268 yard test of golf. The winner usually finishes around the -20 mark, sometimes a little less or more. So shooting 66 every day will be needed if you want to win this thing. When looking at the course history, you notice that players hit the fairways at 56% clip on average, but they hit the greens at a whopping 72% average. They’ve got large greens at this course, so even though some players may not rank highly, as far as number of putts per round goes, it’s usually because they hit so many greens. Hitting greens and being a great putter go a long way here. 

So I mentioned above that you must hit greens and putt. When you look at players with solid history here: Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly, Tim Clark, Scott Brown, Ryan Moore, Jordan Spieth, and Brian Harman. You’ll notice that for the most part, they’re short off the tee, so length doesn’t matter. Also, everyone but Scott Brown, is a  tip top proximity player. However, in the case of Brown, he’s still a good proximity player, with a tremendous putter, that hits greens and has a decent All Around Game.  Coinciding with the above stats, we also like players that are Above Average in Par 3 and 4 scoring, plus being a solid All Around Player doesn’t hurt.

So lets sum this up… this tournament has no stars and I have no life these days.

Seriously though, we’re looking for players that hit the Greens in 2, with a strong weighting on Proximity. We want strong putters too. Also, players that are solid in Par 3-4 Scoring and those who are good All Around Players are easy on the eyes.

There’s a ton of opportunity to find those sneaky cheap plays this week as many of the guys who play well here aren’t playing all that great coming in to this one, or maybe this is what the doctor ordered?

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