The final holes played at the 2022 Travelers Championship were an absolute rollercoaster for anyone pulling for Xander Schauffele or Sahith Theegala.
The pair were tied atop the leaderboard after Theegala drove the par 4 15th and buried his putt for birdie. Theegala took the lead by one after draining an 11 foot slider for birdie on 17. Teeing off on 18, things took a turn for the worse for Theegala — his drive ended in the sand and his next shot hit the lip of the bunker before ultimately coming to rest at his feet in nearly the same spot.
He was not able to stop the bleeding when his bogey putt lipped out and he finished with a double bogey 6 — a stroke behind Schauffele. Playing in the final group behind Theegala, Schauffele witnessed most of it, with the pressure slightly waned Schauffele hit his approach close enough to tap in for birdie, 2 strokes clear of the field. This is Xander Schauffele’s second win of the season and 6th of his career.
This week the Tour heads to TPC Deere Run for the John Deere Classic, the Tour’s first and only trip to Illinois.
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2022 John Deere Classic
Date: June 30 – July 3, 2022
Course: TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL
Defending Champ: Lucas Glover
The John Deere Classic was first held as a satellite event in the same week the Ryder Cup was played in 1971 and has been played as an official PGA Tour event since 1972. The tournament is a part of the Open Qualifying Series and the top 3 finishers, not already to have secured an exemption to this year’s Open, will land a spot in the field.
The weather shouldn’t play much of a factor, outside of the heat, there is a slight chance of rain Friday but should clear up for a perfect holiday weekend of golf.
What Course Is The John Deere Classic Held At?
TPC Deere Run is a relatively new course established in 2000, designed by D. A. Weibring as a stadium course, meaning it was designed for tournament play, with the spectators in mind. The course is 7,257 yard par 71 located along the Rock River on a 385 acre piece of land in northwest Illinois nearly untouched by real estate. As of late, the tournament has been a low scoring affair with the last 5 winners averaging -21 score to par and this week will likely more the of the same.
The course went through renovations last year in an attempt to provide more of a challenge to the tour players and how they play the course. The fairways have been narrowed in the landing areas and bunkers have been renovated to guard landing areas off the tee and around the greens, so setting up approach shots will be easier said than done, making driving accuracy imperative this week for low scoring. The greens are comparatively slow to what the tour is used to and should be helpful in going low this weekend.
How To Watch the John Deere Classic
Thursday: 3:00-6:00 p.m. Golf Channel
Friday: 3:00-6:00 p.m. Golf Channel
Saturday: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Golf Channel; 3:00-6:00 p.m. CBS
Sunday: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Golf Channel; 3:00-6:00 p.m. CBS
How To Listen To the John Deere Classic
Thursday: 12:00–6:00 p.m. Sirius XM
Friday: 12:00–6:00 p.m. Sirius XM
Saturday: 1:00–6:00 p.m. Sirius XM
Sunday: 1:00–6:00 p.m. Sirius XM
Payouts for the 2022 John Deere Classic
The total purse of the 2022 John Deere Classic is $7,100,000. The winner receives 500 FedEx Cup points and 50 Official World Golf Ranking points — additional Official World Golf Ranking points can be added based on the tournament’s strength of field.
The champion also receives a two season exemption on the PGA Tour, as well as inclusion to the 2023 Masters and 2023 PGA Championship, and the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions.
How many Golfers are in the 2022 John Deere Classic?
The tournament field is composed of 156 players and with the timing of the tournament, it is not one of the strongest fields this year. There are only 9 of the top 100 Official World Golf Ranked players in the field this week.
Who has the Best Odds of Winning the 2022 John Deere Classic?
Current odds favorite to win the John Deere Classic is Webb Simpson (+1200), followed by Adam Hadwin (+1600) and last week’s runner up Sahith Theegala (+2200) to round out the Top 3.