Golf: Simpson Headlines PGA Tour John Deere Classic

It’s a Wide-Open Betting Field

The PGA Tour John Deere Classic tees off on Thursday and Webb Simpson tops the betting markets.

The major winner hasn’t won for two years but there is market confidence and it’s not the hottest PGA Tour field you’ll ever see, so he could take advantage.

He headlines our PGA golf bets in what could be a thrilling finish on Sunday.

Simpson Looking to Spin Webb

Simpson has one of the better short games in golf and he’ll be looking to spin a few shots close throughout the week.

The 36-year-old, who has won seven times on the PGA Tour, including the 2012 U.S. Open, is well-liked, but he hasn’t quite hit his stride in the John Deere Classic in past years. However, he comes off an improved performance at The Travelers last week.

Simpson hasn’t triumphed in more than two years, which is a worry. He previously went seven years without a victory, so he is accustomed to experiencing extended periods of not having success.

Despite his tendency to go missing in tournaments, he’s a classy player and he deserves to be headlining the PGA Tour John Deere Classic field.

Getting +1100 for a player of his class is good shopping and we expect him to be around the top of the leaderboard.

Theegala to Rebound

We feel a little sorry for Sahith Theegala. The American choked on the final hole last week, but to his credit, he’s back at it again at the John Deere Classic.

He was in the lead going into the last hole before making a costly double bogey after failing to get out of the bunker with his first attempt. The young professional, who also stood a chance of winning the Phoenix Open earlier in the year, have a good mental attitude and he can get over it.

“Just a perfect tee ball for me. Just a high cut over the tree. I hit that a thousand times this year,” Theegala told “I put a great swing on it, hit it right in the center. Just didn’t cut. Maybe it was adrenaline, squared the face a little sooner than normal. Just didn’t cut.

“All the guys out there know how hard it is to win and how few opportunities there are to win. That’s why something like this is really, really going to hurt. It’s really going to hurt. But just going to grow from it.”

Hindsight is a wonderful thing in golf and he might have played the 18th differently. However, he’s every chance of winning this week, and the +2200 odds appeal.

PGA Tour betting odds have seen plenty of action for Theegala throughout the week and he could start shorter when they tee off on Thursday.

Canadian Eyes Overdue Win

Adam Hadwin is playing good golf and he’s another top pick for the PGA Tour John Deere Classic.

The Canadian was in contention for the victory up until the final round of the U.S. Open before finishing T7. Nevertheless, despite the disappointment of losing, it demonstrates that his game is in top form.

Hadwin has been followed by bettors for years with the expectation that he will win another PGA Tour event. Although it hasn’t happened, there is no better opportunity for him than the John Deere Classic against a soft field.

Although he is now on the second line of betting at +1600, we had anticipated him to open as the favorite. His golf odds are favorable and he’s featuring in our selections.

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