SportsLine simulated the 2019 John Deere Classic 10,000 times and came up with some surprises
The 2019 John Deere Classic gets underway from TPC Deere Run on Thursday. D.A. Weibring designed this unique course, which plays over 7,000 yards and boasts a par of 71. Experienced and amateur bettors alike will lock in wagers on this event, which brings together experienced veterans and up-and-coming players trying to sneak into the final major of the year. It’s a strong 2019 John Deere Classic field that includes plenty of young players like Viktor Hovland and last week’s 3M Open champion, Matthew Wolff, who are both going off at 20-1 or better in the latest 2019 John Deere Classic odds. There’s also a strong contingent of PGA veterans like Jason Dufner, Charles Howell III and Pat Perez, resulting in plenty of talent at the John Deere Classic 2019. And before locking in any 2019 John Deere Classic picks of your own or entering a PGA DFS contest on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, look at the PGA Tour predictions from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.
SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has nailed the last two majors entering the weekend. It predicted Gary Woodland’s first career major championship at the U.S. Open even though he wasn’t the favorite entering the weekend. The result: Woodland held off a late charge from Brooks Koepka and won by a resounding three strokes. The model also called Koepka’s historic victory at the PGA Championship, predicting he’d hold his lead in the home stretch. In all, their advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend, and anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now that the 2019 John Deere Classic field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. One huge shocker the model is calling: Morikawa, the overall Vegas favorite at 14-1, barely cracks the top 10.
Morikawa’s 20-under par performance turned heads at 3M Open last week, but the 22-year-old American has just four career appearances on the PGA Tour, and that was his first top-10 finish. He’s fired at least one round of 70 or higher in his other three starts, including three rounds over 70 at the U.S. Open and a disappointing 75 that sunk his chances at the Travelers Championship just a few weeks back.