This week’s WKND pick is local favorite Steve Stricker. Stricker won this event in 2011 shooting a brilliant -22 eclipsing Kyle Stanley by just a shot. In 2012 he finished just 4 shots off winner Zach Johnson and last year finished just 3 shots off the lead of Jordan Spieth. This is a true mid-west event and Steve feels right at home in the mid-west. It’s tough to explain how the feeling of home can lead to better play but sometimes there is just an overwhelming sense of confidence that escalates play to exception levels. Coupled with this confidence is the easy going nature of the John Deere Classic. The golfing media is looking at the Women’s British, the Scotish Open and looking ahead to the Men’s Open. Fans are down, media is turned slightly away and the course offers low scoring. All these make Steve Stricker a lock for a top 10 and given his recent play this year could prove to be a victory.
Vegas also currently has Stricker as a favorite at 12-1.