John Deere Classic Preview: The Midwest Swing Finale
John Deere Classic Preview: The Midwest Swing Finale

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads south from Minnesota this week, to the fine state of Illinois, for what can only be described now as the "futures" event on the PGA Tour. The John Deere Classic has never had a strong field, but one thing it often has is a good crop of young players. With it's placement on the schedule right in front of the Open Championship, the John Deere is often passed over by many of the top pros, which leaves room for the young guys to get into the field. The John Deere has seen the likes of Jordan Spieth and Bryson DeChambeau breakthrough in recent years and with Matthew Wolff picking up his first win last week, many think it will be Viktor Hovland or Collin Morikawa picking up their first win this week. As you'll see below, the odds-makers are betting on a strong showing from the "young guns" this week, much like the 3M last week. One potential issue with that theory though, is course history, which, like all trends, is back in fashion this week.      
This Week: The John Deere Classic – TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. 

Last Year: Michael Kim shot a final-round 66 on his way to an eight-stroke victory over three players, including Joel Dahmen.  

FAVORITES

Viktor Hovland (18-1) 

The odds for this week's event are unlike anything I have ever seen. The odds-makers are banking that the public will be all over the young players in

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