Course: TPC Deere Run
Location: Silvis, Illinois
Length: 7268 Yards
Par: 71
Field: 156 Players
Cut:  Top-70 and Ties after 36 Holes
Top-10 Ranked Players: None
Defending Champion: Michael Kim (-27)
Other: Finally an event with some tournament history. It’s far from the top field we will see on the calendar (FAR from it) but after two weeks on new courses it’s nice to be able to get a full slate of info when researching an event. Other than that, this event is just about as exciting as the name implies. Case in point the odds for this week. Not only is the favourite at 18/1 (a number usually below 10 to 1), the top two favourites (Viktor Hovland and Collin Morikawa) are Tour rookies with 7 pro starts COMBINED. That being said, the field is wide open and could make for a high payout if we are able to pick a winner. There is also one spot left up for grabs in next weeks Open Championship. The winning score here last year was 27-under-par, so don’t be surprised if one or even multiple “lesser known” players get hot for a few days and see themselves on the final page of the leaderboard come Sunday afternoon. These weeks are great for golf nerds and journeyman storylines, but not so great for the casual fan hoping to tune in on Sunday and see some big names dueling down the stretch. So plan accordingly.

My Rankings

Categories: Odds, Recent Form, Tournament History, Stats Rank (tailored to course), Simulator Rank (from FantasyNational.com), FedEx Cup Rank – Average, Rank, Difference from Odds Rank

Update: Kevin Streelman is OUT of the field after qualifying for The Open Championship

My-Five:
1 –
Joaquin Niemann
2 –
Brian Harman
3 –
Sungjae Im
4 –
Vaughn Taylor
5 –
Kevin Tway

Matchups:
Nate Lashley vs. Martin Laird
Vaughn Taylor vs. Harold Varner III
Sungjae Im vs. Lucas Glover
Mackenzie Hughes vs. Cameron Tringale

Last Week
My-Five – 2nd, 7th, 34th, 65th, MC
Matchups: 1-2

Year-To-Date
My-Five: 8 Wins, 21 Top Threes, 34 Top-10s (Of 115 Picks/23 Events)
Matchups: 47-18-7 (65% Win Percentage)

Next Week:
The Open Championship

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