The 2017 John Deere Classic tees off this week, and that means the golf community is buzzing with predictions, editorials, and opinions galore. This is the first time the Deer Creek golf blog is covering the coveted John Deere Classic.
About the John Deere Classic
The tournament began in 1971, making this year the 48th installment.
The John Deere Classic represents the wholesome side of golf. The company gives back to the golfing community and has done so for years. The tournament funds company outreach programs like First Tee, a program that brings golf to historically poor areas, affording those who cannot afford to play golf the opportunity.
2017 John Deere Classic Top Picks
Jerry Kelly – Kelly is poised for a win. He has finished in the top 10 and top 4 positions at the JD classic throughout his career and now he’s poised to take his first title.
Zach Johnson – Johnson is going to be the John Deere Classic tournament favorite. His track record for the JDC so far is impressive; placing in second place 3 times and third place 2 times.
Jerry Sticker – Sticker is a veteran golfer and a 3-time John Deere Classic winner. Every year, Sticker is a contender for the title.
Daniel Summerhays – The Wildcard pick for the tournament this year. We have a good feeling about Danny this year. In previous years, almost all the favorite picks fall short of the win.
Ryan Moore – Moore is the defending champion from the 2016 John Deere Classic. The first time JDC winner will have a lot of pressure placed squarely on his shoulders
Jordan Spieth – The two-time John Deere Classic winner is skipping the John Deere Classic for the second year in a row. Last year Spieth elected to golf in the Olympics instead.
There have been a lot of talk about the top 3 picks here, on golf blogs, editorials, and mainstream news. Look out for the Deer Creek Golf Club wildcard.