Betting Odds: Zach Johnson, Heavy Favorite at John Deere Classic

This week’s Johne Deere Classic falls during a unique time, as it is being played after an intense, compact schedule, and right in the middle of golf’s Olympic debut in the modern era. The field has taken a hit because of this, as many of the game’s best are either in Rio or taking some time off after a hectic June and July.

Zach Johnson, the clear- cut favorite at 7/1, is the only player in the field ranked in the top-25 of the world golf rankings. He has certainly earned his position as the man to beat, finishing 3, 2, 2, 1, and 3 in his last five starts.

Steve Stricker is a three-peat winner at TPC Deere, winning in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and despite only playing a limited schedule this year, he has played well when he’s taken the course. Anything can happen when you can putt as good as Steve Stricker does, which is why he is 12/1 odds to win.

With what may be a testament to the relatively weak field, newly turned pro Jon Rahm comes in at 18/1 odds, which may seem surprising given his lack of experience compared to most guys in the field. Rahm has shown he can still bring it despite only having a few starts under his belt, as he has made some noise and caught some attention at most of those events, including a near win at AT&T National.

Jerry Kelly came out of nowhere to almost make a playoff last week at the Travelers, so if he keeps that form up he may be worth taking a shot at 40/1.

Here’s a look at the rest of the odds for this week.

Zach Johnson 7/1
Steve Stricker 12/1
Jon Rahm 14/1
Kevin Na 18/1
Daniel Summerhays 20/1
Ryan Moore 23/1
Gary Woodland 25/1
Robert Streb 30/1
Brian Harman 35/1
Keegan Bradley 35/1
Jerry Kelly 40/1
Patrick Rodgers 40/1
Wesley Bryan 40/1
Robert Garrigus 50/1
Chris Stroud 60/1
Matt Jones 60/1
Spencer Levin 60/1
Hudson Swafford 65/1
John Senden 65/1
Adam Hadwin 70/1
Seung-Yul Noh 70/1
Billy Hurley III 80/1
Boo Weekley 80/1
Michael Thompson 80/1
Retief Goosen 80/1
Scott Brown 80/1
Shawn Stefani 80/1
Steve Wheatcroft 80/1
Will Wilcox 80/1
Ricky Barnes 85/1
Jamie Lovemark 90/1
Jason Bohn 90/1
Tyrone Van Aswegen 90/1
Johnson Wagner 100/1
Rhein Gibson 110/1
Ben Martin 120/1
Bud Cauley 120/1
Cameron Smith 120/1
Luke List 120/1
Thomas Aiken 120/1
Vaughn Taylor 120/1
Alex Prugh 125/1
Michael Johnson 125/1
Michael Kim 125/1
Blayne Barber 130/1
Luke Guthrie 130/1
Sam Saunders 130/1
Sean O’Hair 130/1
Troy Merritt 130/1
Chesson Hadley 140/1
Geoff Ogilvy 140/1
Brendon de Jonge 150/1
Andres Romero 160/1
Derek Fathauer 160/1
Henrik Norlander 160/1
Hunter Mahan 160/1
Kyle Stanley 160/1
Nick Taylor 160/1
Scott Pinckney 160/1
Scott Stallings 160/1
Stewart Cink 160/1
Will MacKenzie 160/1
Carlos Ortiz 170/1
Morgan Hoffmann 170/1
Wes Roach 175/1
Aaron Wise 180/1
Andres Gonzales 180/1
Cameron Percy 180/1
Mark Hubbard 180/1
Camilo Villegas 190/1
John Huh 190/1
Mark Wilson 190/1
Andrew Landry 200/1
Austin Connelly 200/1
Eric Axley 200/1
Rory Sabbatini 200/1
Andrew Loupe 210/1
Hiroshi Iwata 210/1
John Merrick 210/1
Stuart Appleby 210/1
Tim Wilkinson 210/1
Whee Kim 210/1
Bronson Burgoon 220/1
Chad Collins 220/1
George McNeill 220/1
Tom Gillis 220/1
Tyler Aldridge 220/1
Angel Cabrera 230/1
Lee Mccoy 230/1
Jeff Overton 240/1
Kelly Kraft 240/1
Ken Duke 240/1
Scott Langley 240/1
Steve Marino 240/1
Sung Kang 240/1
Tom Hoge 240/1
Zac Blair 240/1
Brice Garnett 250/1
D.A. Points 250/1
Greg Owen 250/1
J.J. Henry 250/1
Jason Gore 250/1
John Rollins 250/1
Jordan Niebrugge 250/1
Lucas Lee 250/1
Martin Piller 250/1
Rob Oppenheim 250/1
Robby Shelton 250/1
Tim Herron 250/1
Troy Matteson 250/1
Brian Gay 300/1
Darron Stiles 300/1
Erik Compton 300/1
Miguel Angel Carballo 300/1
Peter Malnati 300/1
Richard H. Lee 300/1
Rod Pampling 300/1
Craig Barlow 350/1
D.J. Trahan 350/1
Marc Turnesa 350/1
Brendon Todd 400/1
Charlie Danielson 400/1
Chris Smith 400/1
D.H. Lee 400/1
Dawie Van Der Walt 400/1
Derek Ernst 400/1
Matt Every 400/1
Steven Bowditch 450/1
Abraham Ancer 500/1
Arjun Atwal 500/1
Dicky Pride 500/1
Heath Slocum 500/1
Jarrod Lyle 500/1
Matt Bettencourt 500/1
Matt Weibring 500/1
Robert Allenby 500/1
Mark Hensby 750/1
Cameron Beckman 800/1
Charlie Wi 800/1
Ted Purdy 800/1
Tim Petrovic 800/1
Ben Curtis 900/1
Brian Bullington 900/1
Frank Lickliter II 900/1
Len Mattiace 900/1
Mike Weir 900/1
Ryan McClintock 900/1
Trevor Immelman 900/1

Brian Thibodeau

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