The John Deere Classic Each Way Tips – Best Betting Predictions

The next stop on the PGA Tour circuit will be TPC Deere Run, where the John Deere Classic, a long-running PGA Tour event, will take place, starting on Thursday, July 6th.

With many of the world’s top players competing in the LIV Golf event, and with several others not due to be in attendance this week, the tournament in Silvis, Illinois represents a chance for someone who features less frequently at the heights of the game to emerge victorious.

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Ahead of this event, let’s see if we can highlight a few players that look set to play well at sizable betting odds. In other words, those who look worthy of each-way support

What is Each-Way Betting?

Not everybody knows what each-way betting is, so here’s some quick info. Each-way betting essentially means placing one bet that splits into two bets. In golf an each-way bet is a bet on a player to win and also a bet on a player to fill one of ‘places’ specified by the betting operator, which is usually second, third, fourth and fifth, though in some tournaments, the places include sixth, seventh, eighth, and sometimes, even ninth and tenth. In Illinois this week, the each-way places have been set at eight by several bookmakers. Bookmakers typically pay one quarter of the full odds if an each-way bet places.

Here’s a little scenario to illustrate how an each-way bet on a golfer works:

If you place a £10 each-way bet on a golfer with odds of 40/1 to win the John Deere Classic, your total bet will equal £20. You’re placing £10 on the win, and £10 on the place. If your golfer wins the tournament, you’ll win both bets. However, if the golfer doesn’t quite get over the line but finishes in one of the places, say fifth, you will lose the win bet, but you will get paid out on the place bet.

In this example, if you’ve bet on a golfer at 40/1, you’ll be paid £10 at 8/1 odds, resulting in a total return of £90. Why is this the return? Easy. 8/1 is one-quarter of 40/1 (£10 @ 8/1 = £90).

Each-Way Betting Tips

At chunky-looking odds, two players stand out the most ahead of the action this week. Here goes:

Emiliano Grillo @ 28/1

(PaddyPower, William Hill and betfair all paying eight places)

First up, we have Emiliano Grillo, who is enjoying a superb season on the PGA Tour. One of the players to resist the clutches of LIV Golf, Grillo has thrived in recent months. He began to really find his stride back in April when finishing T7 at the RBC Heritage, while he backed that effort up with another very solid performance a week later in Mexico, finishing T5 at the Mexico Open. A respectable T23 finish at the Well Fargo Championship followed, but it was in late May when the Argentine really got going.

The 29-year-old secured his first PGA Tour win just over a month ago, emerging victorious from the Charles Schwab Challenge At Colonial Country Club. He can be forgiven the few below par efforts that followed that maiden success, while he returned to decent form last time out, finishing at the Travelers with a superb eight-under-par last round of 64. Such an effort bodes well ahead of an event that he thrived in 12 months ago.

That’s right, Grillo comes into this week’s tournament with some rather hot course form. He finished in a tie for second place at TPC Deere Run last time out. Combine this with his form of late and it’s very, very easy to see him doing well. In truth, few players are easier to back each-way this week, and a case could certainly be made for shorter odds than 28/1. After all, of those to have played four or more rounds at the John Deere Classic previously, only one player ranks higher for strokes gained: total, while Grillo ranks number one for strokes gained: tee-to-green. That’ll do for me.

Adam Schenk @ 28/1

(PaddyPower, William Hill and betfair all paying eight places)

At the same odds, Adam Schenk is another relatively straightforward each-way punt as far as I’m concerned. The American has also played very well this season, finding form at the Valspar Championship, where he finished as the runner-up in March, before finding only Grillo too good at the Charles Schwab back in May.

His fine form doesn’t end with that second in Fort Worth, Texas, oh no. He’s since finished in a tie for seventh at the Memorial Tournament, while he continued to show that he’s a player ready to challenge at the right end of the leader board when finishing seventh at the Rocket Mortgage last week, courtesy of a six-under par final round of 66.

Schenk is another guy with previous form in this event too. He was forced to withdraw last year, but prior to that, he performed strongly to finish T4 in 2021, while he was also in the top ten in 2019, finishing T6. Such tournament form rates well, and when you combine it with the level of golf that he’s been producing over the last few months, you end up with what looks like a leading contender.  As is the case with Grillo, few players stand out as more suitable each-way bets at the current odds.

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