Webb Simpson Odds to Win John Deere Classic 2022, PGA Picks & Predictions
TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities is where the 2022 John Deere Classic will be played this weekend. This tournament has a pretty impressive list of winners even though most of the top golfers will be sitting this one out in preparation for the Open Championship being held at St. Andrews. Over the years, golfers like Zach Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Vijay Singh and Jordan Spieth have all been the winners of this event. For the 2022 version of the John Deere Classic, we’ll see an interesting mix of young golfers and vets that are all ready to show the world they are players to look out for. There are three exemptions into the British Open and a $7.1 million purse at stake.
Webb Simpson is a former major champion and is a winner of a PGA Tour event on seven different occasions. He is listed as the favorite this weekend with 10-1 odds. The 36-year-old pro out of Charlotte, NC had his last Tour win on June 21, 2020 at the JRBC Heritage. He’ll be looking to get his first win of the year coming up.
Webb Simpson currently sits in the 104th spot in terms of points on the Tour with 343. He’s played in 15 events thus far and has one top-ten finish. He’s over 3,000 points back from Scottie Scheffler so he has his work cut out for him if he wants to move up in the rankings. So far, Simpson has earned $1,024,819 on the PGA Tour and is averaging 70.214 strokes a round. Of his 51 rounds, Simpson has a total of 3,357 strokes and is averaging 299.0 yards off the tee. In terms of driving accuracy, he is hitting 66.09% of the fairways attempted with ranks him 28th.
OTHER GOLFERS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Adam Hadwin comes in at 16-1 this weekend and in his 21 events played this season, he has five top-10 finishes and has earned $2,427,681 on the PGA Tour this season. The Canadian born golfer has one PGA Tour win in his career which came back in 2017 when he won the Valspar Championship. This will be the best shot he’s had in a while to get that ever elusive win he’s been looking for. So far this season, Hadwin is averaging 70.361 per round (74 rounds) and has taken a total of 5,034 strokes. When it comes to hitting greens in regulation, Hadwin seems to thrive in this department. He ranks 30th on the Tour hitting 68.38% of the greens he’s played (837 greens out of 1,224 holes).
Sahith Theegala is another golfer to keep an eye on this weekend. Theegala is listed at 22-1. He’s been extremely close to a few different wins this season and had an especially tough beat last weekend at the Travelers Championship when he had a double-bogey on the 18th hole, and it ended up costing him the win. Theegala is sitting in 37th place on the tour with 814 points which puts him 2,700 points back from the leader. He has also had five top 10 finishes this season and has accumulated $2,430,919 (38th on the money list). Regarding scoring, he averages 70.832 strokes per round and averages 303.9 yards off the tee in his 174 attempts. His driving accuracy sits at 54.95%, hitting 660 of the 1,201 drives taken. Theegala has also had a rough time in hitting the green as he ranks 120th on the tour with a 65.26% rate of hitting the green. That said, he’s still primed for a win and has come very close on many occasions.