The Longshots Report: John Deere Classic

The Longshots Report is your guide to high-priced golfers that can earn us profits in some of the less popular markets without winning the Tournament – First Round Leader, Top 10, 20, Make Cut etc

In last week’s Longshots Report at the Travelers Championship we found three players who made the cut with Dahmen (69th), Davis (56th) and Rai was our best result of 40th. Unfortunately this meant no decent collects.

This week we’re off to the John Deere Classic. This is a weak field by usual standards which means it will likely be very competitive and quite literally anyone can win!

This Week’s Longshots :bomb::bomb::bomb:

Chris Gotterup @ $91 :us:

Has played just 4 tournaments lifetime on the PGA Tour with 3 weekend finishes: 7-MC-43-35. 7th was in Puerto Rico (similar standard this week) and 43rd was his major debut 2 weeks ago at Brookline. Has more upside than most.

David Lipsky @ $71 :us:

Likes easy courses where power isn’t an advantage and should get that this week. He’s a steady climber in the DataGolf rankings and with seven Top 25s from 24 starts this season, he’s quite capable of figuring in this field. Has won on the DP World Tour in Switzerland and Scotland so should gain some strokes from his shotmaking.

Hayden Buckley @ $91 :us:

Started the season well – 4th at the Shriners, 7th at the Sanderson Farms and 12th in Hawaii through his first 6 starts. Since then it has been quite brutal with 11 Missed Cuts from 16 tournaments until his 14th at the US Open. This has obviously given him some confidence that was missing for most of the season. 43rd last week at the Travelers after fading in the final round. Wouldn’t surprise if he showed up again this week.

Lee Hodges @ $101 :us:

Has two Top 10s to his credit this season with 3rd at the AMEX and 9th at the Honda back in February. Battled for the next three months but has since made his last three cuts finishing 35-48-25. Could be value for a Top 20 finish.

Matt Wallace @ $91 :flag-england:

Has made his last two cuts at the Canadian Open and last week at the Travelers after a quick trip to Europe where he finished 5-18 in the Dutch Open, followed by the European Open… so four decent tournaments in a row. That’s as consistent as he’s been for some time and as a winner of four tournaments internationally he can obviously go low at times. Could be this week.

The Golf Insider is a GUN. Look at these winners, all since the start of 2020…

Martin Laird $201, Rasmus Hojgaard $151, Mark Hubbard $126, Marc Warren $101, Sam Burns $67, Tyrell Hatton $51, Peter Malnati $46, John Catlin $46, Talor Gooch $41, Harold Varner $36, Harris English $34, Robert Macintyre $31, Adri Arnaus $26, Connor Syme $26, Scott Jamieson $24, JB Holmes $21, Seamus Power $21, Dustin Johnson $21