It is hoped this year’s event will go the distance and I fancy Padraig Harrington at 16/1 (Ladbrokes) to come out as a winner come Sunday evening. Harrington is approaching his best again and looks sure to be a factor at Lytham next week but is worth siding with here at decent odds.
Ernie Els looks good each way value at 25/1 with Paddy Power who, like Ladbrokes, are paying 6 places at Castle Stuart this week. Matteo Mannessero has one last chance to get into next week’s Open Championship and at 60/1 via bet365 looks the best of the big priced outsiders this week.
Steve Stricker has made the John Deere Classic his own over last 3 years and is 7/1 to make it four in a row, courtesy of Boylesports. He has an obvious chance and will be hard to beat whilst I like Zach Johnson at 14/1 with Coral.