We do a lot of DFS site specific coverage here at FanSided Fantasy, so in an effort to bring in new golf fans, and look at Fantasy Golf as a whole, I am excited to bring you my PGA Power Rankings for this weeks John Deere Classic, taking place at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Il.
This PGA Power Rankings article will cover the top 20 golfers for this event, and with each golfer will come a short blurb with some justification to their respective rankings. Before we do that, let’s touch briefly on the history of the this event.
PGA Power Rankings: The 2019 John Deere Classic – Course and History
After a fantastic inaugural 3M Open in my home state in which I was able to spend some time at last week, the PGA tour will head to TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois for the 2019 John Deere Classic. This event started in 1971 as the Quad Cities Open, and has seen a handful of sponsors over the years. John Deere became the sponsor in 1999, and TPC Deere Run has been the host since it’s inception. Deere Run will play at par 71, and is yet another fairly easy course playing at just 7,268 yards.
We should very well have another birdie fest, as water is in play on just five holes, and is fairly easily avoidable. The cut is usually right around 3-under par, and winning scores fall somewhere between 18 and 22-under par, with an enormous exception coming last year. Michael Kim shot rounds of 63,64,64 and 66 to finish 27-under par, and beat a handful of other golfers by a whopping eight strokes.
Other past champions of the John Deere Classic include Jordan Spieth and Bryson DeChambeau, but neither will be back for this years version. In fact, it was noted the last couple of weeks that fields have been rather lackluster as far as the top names in the game go, and now that we are just one more tournament away from The Open Championship and the final major championship of 2019, we have even more golfers taking the week off.
We are certain to see some different names at the top, and some new names rounding out the top 20 PGA Power Rankings this week, and without further ado, lets break it down.