John Deere Classic One And Done Pick Strategy (2024)

Golf One And Done pool pick strategy for the 2024 John Deere Classic, where Sepp Straka will try to defend his title.

Sepp Straka will try to continue Austria's great sporting week at the John Deere Classic (Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire)

The John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities will take us through the Fourth of July week in One And Done pools and is the last event on American soil for three weeks. Like last week, most of the top golfers are sitting this one out before traveling to Scotland, and coming off the tough June stretch in the schedule. After accounting for popularity, our strategy should again focus on the top win odds options.

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Last Week’s One And Done Pick Results

  • Cameron Davis rallied on Sunday to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic for the second time in the last four years. He had modest popularity around 1%. 
  • Akshay Bhatia, one of the more popular picks, had the lead entering the final round but missed a putt on the final hole that dropped him into a tie for 2nd.
  • Other popular picks included Tom Kim (missed the cut) and Cameron Young (tied for 6th).

John Deere Classic One And Done Pick Strategy: Purse Info

The John Deere Classic has a total prize purse of $8,000,000, with $1,440,000 going to 1st place.

That puts it at one of the lowest prize purse “stand-alone” events on the PGA Tour this year. It is in a similar range as the Mexico Open and the upcoming Wyndham Championship in August.

Since the field doesn’t include most top golfers, your default pick strategy should target one of your five best remaining win odds options, only deviating from that for popularity/uniqueness purposes as warranted.

If you want to see where this tournament’s purse ranks in your specific One And Done pool, you can set up your pool entry in our Golf One And Done Picks product.

2024 John Deere Classic Overview For One And Done Pools

This analysis serves as a complement to the data provided in our product, which provides customized weekly pick grades that consider factors like:

  • The total number of picks you need to make this season
  • The specific tournaments included in your pool
  • The golfers you’ve already picked so far

Here are notable highlights for the 2024 Rocket Mortgage field:

  • Patrick Cantlay (No. 8) is our highest-rated golfer in the field and the betting favorite. [UPDATE: Cantlay withdrew from the tournament on Monday.]
  • The last three champions are Sepp Straka, J.T. Poston, and Lucas Glover, and all three are in the field and among our top 12 in golfer rank in this field.
  • Denny McCarthy, who is our 2nd highest-ranked golfer in this field (No. 28), has consecutive top 10 finishes at the John Deere.
  • Straka and Sung-Jae Im are the only other golfers ranked inside our Top 40 in the field.

One And Done Pick Advice For The 2024 John Deere Classic

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