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2012 John Deere Classic Golf Betting Odds & Picks

The 2012 John Deere Classic has been a stop on the PGA Tour since 1971 and is one of the tournaments in the US that still attracts some of the world’s best golfers. This is one of the last warm-up events before the 2012 British Open next week. The odds below are posted from Ladbrokes Mobile who is one of the biggest mobile bookmakers and provider of mobile casino games.

2012 John Deere Classic Outright Winner Odds

(Top 10)

• Steve Stricker +800 (8/1)
• Zach Johnson +1200 (12/1)
• Nick Watney +2000 (20/1)
• Jonathan Byrd +2000 (20/1)
• Ryan Palmer +2500 (25/1)
• John Senden +2500 (25/1)
• Brendon De Jonge +3300 (33/1)
• Seung-Yul Noh +3300 (33/1)
• Jeff Overton +3300 (33/1)
• Sean O’Hair +4000 (40/1)

Steve Stricker & Zach Johnson Favourites at TPC Deere Run

Steve Stricker is favoured at every bookmaker to win the 2012 John Deere Classic. Stricker has won this tourney the past 3 years and at +800 you have to have bet 2pts on him to retain the title again. Stricker kicked off 2012 with a win, but he hasn’t found his winning form again although this would be the perfect course for him to win his 2nd event.

Looking at his stats he has been very average the entire season, but his dominance in this event is why Stricker is favoured. The closest golfer to Stricker in the odds is Zach Johnson at +1200. Johnson won at Colonial CC in May, but after that win he missed the cut at TPC Southwind and followed that up with a T41 plus T64 in his L2 tournaments.

Johnson’s form isn’t great right now and he just wants to warm-up before the British Open. Johnson was able to do well earlier in the year because his putting was gaining him a lot of strokes and his overall scoring average is amongst the best. As one of the favourites in this year’s John Deere Classic his recent form is keeping me from betting on him.

Nick Watney has been in rough form this summer, but he did bounce back with a T10 at the AT&T National. At the current odds I don’t think Watney has any value at all and I won’t be betting on him. Watney hasn’t won yet this year and he only has 3 top 10 finishes on the season. Betting Watney each-way is far too risky based on the current odds.

Jonathan Byrd had four T10 finished in May this year, but he has since fallen down the charts. Byrd finished T56 at the US Open and T22 at the Greenbrier Classic. Byrd won this tournament back in 2007 and he may have some value in the T5 betting market this week once those odds are released on the Ladbrokes sports betting app.

Ryan Palmer is the last golfer I want to preview, as he made it onto my betting card. I bet on Palmer each-way. That means I bet on Palmer to win at +2500 and on Palmer to finish T5 at +625 odds at Ladbrokes. Palmer has 4 T10 finished this year and in his last four tournaments he hasn’t finished worse than 15th. The field is weaker this week and I like his chances to earn a win.

• Steve Stricker 2pts +800

• Ryan Palmer 1pt E/W +2500

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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