3 Dark Horse Picks to Win the 2022 John Deere Classic at FanDuel Sportsbook
Following the Travelers Championship, the PGA Tour pros head to the Quad Cities for the 2022 John Deere Classic. Just three golfers have odds to win below +2000, and plenty of options to seek out more value and dark horses who could contend.
With longshots in mind, here are three dark horses that could make a run at the 2022 John Deere Classic leaderboard.
2022 U.S. Open Dark Horse Picks
1. Chez Reavie (+5000)
Driving accuracy is the most strongly aligned statistic with success for the past dozen years at TPC Deere Run. That's Reavie's strength, ranking top-5 on Tour and hitting better than 70% fairways. The veteran has been playing well the past two months with three top-20 finishes including a top-10 last week at the Travelers Championship. Better course fit at TPC Deere Run, where he finished T-18 last year and opened with a 64 before an even-par final round 71 dropped him out of the top 10.
2. Doug Ghim (+5400)
Ghim is getting some respect in the betting market despite some struggles the past two months. He did finish T-18 at the Canadian Open recently, and T-18 at 13-under par in this event last year after opening with 66-67 with top-12 Strokes Gained stats in Approach, Ball Striking and Tee-to-Green. Over his previous 50 rounds, Ghim is also top-10 in this field in Ball Striking and Tee-to-Green and top-15 in Approach. Poor putting continues to keep Ghim from finding his groove, but he had one of his better weeks at the Canadian Open.
3. Ryan Moore (+8000)
TPC Deere Run has been a strong course fit for the 39-year-old former Amateur champ and four-time college All-American. Moore won this event in 2016, finished T-2 in 2021 and T-18 in 2019. In 34 rounds at Deere Run, Moore ranks top-3 in this field in Strokes Gained: Total, Ball Striking, Tee-to-Green and top-12 in Short Game, Around the Green and Putting. Moore and Reavie top this field in Fairways Gained and Good Drives Gained at Deere Run as well.