This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.
John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run
The PGA Tour heads to Illinois for the first edition of the John Deere Classic in two years.
There's no way to put this nicely: Some events are great because they have fantastic fields and others struggle because they don't. It's no fault of the John Deere Classic that it was placed in absolutely the worst spot on the PGA Tour schedule, so there's no blame to lay here – it just simply is what it is. This week's event is the last in the United States prior to the Open Championship, so by nature, there aren't going to be many big names on hand. That's unlikely to change until or unless this tournament finds another spot on the calendar.
Instead of looking at who's not here, though, we should look at who is. We have Daniel Berger and Cam Davis, fresh off a win this past week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. And then...okay, that fell off pretty fast. But hey, this is why fantasy sports are so important to the popularity of any sport. Very few casual fans will be tuning into the action this week in Illinois, but you can bet gamers will be, and let's not forget the gamblers, who certainly aren't taking a week off.
Not every event can be entertaining for the masses, but to those that have a stake in the game, even the John Deere Classic is a must watch.