Sleeper Picks: John Deere Classic

The John Deere Classic is just around the corner, and it's time to look at some sleeper picks for the tournament. These are players who may not be in the spotlight but have the potential to surprise us with their performance. Let's take a closer look at a few players to keep an eye on.

  1. Sam Stevens (+110 = Top 40): Sam Stevens, a rookie from Oklahoma State University, is celebrating his 27th birthday on the Fourth of July. Although he hasn't had any outstanding performances recently, he has been consistent, making eight cuts in his last nine starts. Stevens has shown impressive ball-striking skills, and with some improvement in his putting, he could make a significant impact. Don't underestimate his potential.

  2. Davis Thompson (+140 = Top 40): Another rookie to watch out for is Davis Thompson. While he had a runner-up finish at The American Express earlier this season, he struggled to maintain consistent form. However, his recent T24 finish in Detroit indicates a positive shift in his game. Thompson's talent and potential are evident, and it might be worth considering him as a dark horse for an outright win (+10000 at BetMGM for the Deere).

  3. Joseph Bramlett (-110 = Top 40): Joseph Bramlett, a 35-year-old player, has had a promising season so far. After struggling in his first four seasons on the PGA TOUR, he has finally found his form and is currently 80th in the points standings. Although he hasn't had success at TPC Deere Run in the past, his experience and recent strong performances make him a contender for a top 40 finish.

  4. Andrew Novak (+160 = Top 40): Andrew Novak, a sophomore on the PGA TOUR, has been impressive despite his conditional status. He has achieved personal bests in top 10 finishes, top 25 finishes, and cuts made this season. Novak's consistent efforts and solid debut last year suggest that he has the potential to perform well at the John Deere Classic. Keep an eye on him as he strives for another strong finish.

  5. Tommy Kuhl (+400 = Top 40): Tommy Kuhl, a former teammate of Adrien Dumont de Chassart at the University of Illinois, has been gaining attention recently. While Dumont de Chassart has been receiving much of the spotlight due to his exceptional performance on the Korn Ferry Tour, Kuhl shouldn't be overlooked. As a finalist for the Fred Haskins Award, Kuhl has shown great talent. Although he has just turned pro and has limited experience, his recent performances in PGA TOUR Canada events indicate his potential. Being a local from Morton, Illinois, Kuhl is likely to have strong support from the crowd. It's worth considering him as a sleeper pick for a top 40 finish.

In conclusion, the John Deere Classic presents an opportunity for these sleeper picks to shine. Sam Stevens, Davis Thompson, Joseph Bramlett, Andrew Novak, and Tommy Kuhl may not be the most well-known players, but they have the talent and potential to surprise us with their performances. Keep an eye on these players as the tournament unfolds, as they may just exceed expectations and make a mark in the event.