The top fantasy golf plays in the world are taking the week off for the John Deere Classic.
This week’s PGA Tour stop takes us to TPC Deere Run, where many of the world’s top players will be absent as they prepare for the British Open. That doesn’t mean the weekend won’t be competitive though, as the top finisher not already qualified will receive an invitation to the revered tournament. Some of the names battling may be unfamiliar, but the quality of golf will be anything but.
TPC Deerre Run plays 7,258 yards to a par 71. It features a slope rating of 144, and an overall course rating of 75.8.
Join me in the $109 Angry Birdies, the $15 Mulligan, or the $2.20 Big Easy depending on your price point of choice.
Fantasy Golf Plays - John Deere Classic
Scott Brown $10,150 - Gonna get straight to the value this week as there is not much that stands out at the top end. Brown has made the cut in eight of his last nine events, and has a good history in this event. If he makes the cut at this price it will be the kind of production that will carry you to the top of a tournament.
Jordan Spieth $20,000 - Spieth is the safest play on the board, and the odds on favorite to win the event according to Vegas. He’s always a great cash game play as he rarely disappoints, but I expect him to be highly owned in most contests. Spend up if you can. As great as Spieth has been it’s hard to believe this event is his only career win.
Bud Cauley $11,700 - He’s the only other value option I will consider this week. Being fresh off a fourth place finish at Greenbrier doesn’t hurt his cause. He’s ranked 34th in greens in regulation, and that should play a huge role in his success on this course.
Daniel Summerhays $15,450 - Summerhays is a great bargain this week. His price is down because of his poor performance last week, but before Greenbrier Summerhays had made six-straight cuts, including four top-30 finishes. He finished fourth at this event last year, missing the three-player shootout by only one stroke.
Charles Howell III $16,950 - Howell has made five-straight cuts including a third place finish at the Byron Nelson. He has competed in the John Deere Classic five times, and has made the cut in four of those appearances. The one year he missed out was by one stroke in 2012. Not too shabby for the asking price.