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PGA DFS: TPC Deere Run Course Preview and Trends

After a few weeks with debut courses on tour we’re back with a familiar venue in TPC Deere Run. We’re looking at a 7,100-yard par-71 course out in Illinois for the John Deere Classic as our last stop before The Open Championship. The course features bentgrass greens that are around tour average at 6,000 square feet. The course is dotted with 78 bunkers and four water hazards. This has been a birdie fest over the years. It was the sixth easiest course on tour last year with an average of -1.6 to par. 


Golfer Year Winning Score DraftKings Points
Michael Kim 2018 -27 138
Bryson DeChambeau 2017 -18 120
Ryan Moore 2016 -22 126.5
Jordan Spieth 2015 -20 134
Brian Harman 2014 -22 137.5


You can probably tell by some of the names that have won here that distance isn’t overly important this week. TPC Deere Run gives us one of the strongest relationships between DK scoring and driving accuracy of any course we’ll see this year. Over the course of the last 19 years there have been 111 golfers to score over 100 DK points. Of that group, 56 golfers were in the top 25 of driving accuracy compared to 48 that hit that threshold in driving distance. 

Driving Accuracy Rank (Last Two Months) Golfer (Salary)
1 Jason Dufner ($8,100)
2 Ryan Armour ($7,300)
3 Kyle Stanley ($8,800)
4 Viktor Hovland ($10,900)
5 Scott Langley ($6,400)
6 Ryan Moore ($9,200)
7 Andrew Landry ($7,100)
8 Zach Johnson ($9,600)
9 Austin Cook ($7,300)
10 Bill Haas ($6,900)


If you’re not hitting greens at a birdie fest track like this, you might as well book your Friday plane ticket early. Of that group of 111 golfers referenced above, 74 finished in the top 25 of greens in regulation. Hitting greens in regulation has a 0.27 r-squared to DK scoring.

GIR Rank (Last Two Months) Golfer (Salary)
1 Kevin Streelman ($10,000)
2 Cameron Tringale ($7,700)
3 Jason Dufner ($8,100)
4 Viktor Hovland ($10,900)
5 Nick Watney ($8,000)
6 Kyle Stanley ($8,800)
7 Sepp Straka ($7,300)
8 Brian Harman ($9,400)
9 Joaquin Niemann ($10,200)
10 Kevin Tway ($8,900)

Key Stats

  • Greens in Regulation
  • Driving Accuracy
  • SG: Putting (Bentgrass)
Image Credit: Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: Bryson DeChambeau.

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