This winless Tour pro is our long-shot pick this week: 2023 John Deere Classic odds

Dylan Wu hits drive at Rocket Mortgage Classic

Dylan Wu is hunting for his first PGA Tour victory this week.

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The 2023 John Deere Classic begins this week in Illinois, and we’re picking a winless 26-year-old pro as our long-shot to watch. Here’s our pick, the John Deere Classic odds, betting favorites and everything else you need to know for the week.

John Deere Classic odds: Long-shot bet

For this week’s long shot, we’re picking Dylan Wu at +6600 odds-to-win.

The 26 year old from Oregon, who is a Northwestern alum and lives in Illinois, is just getting started in his PGA Tour career, but he’s showing signs that great play is right around the corner.

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Wu only has one top-10 finish on the season, coming at the Honda Classic, but he’s made a ton of cuts. In 23 starts so far this season, he’s only missed the weekend seven times.

At last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, Wu contended before finishing T24 at 14 under, undone by a Sunday 74.

At last year’s John Deere Classic, Wu finished T43 but put together an impressive five-under final round.

Should you put $10 on Wu to win and he captures his first PGA Tour victory at the John Deere, you’ll win $660. For additional insurance bets, put some money on Wu to finish top 20 or top 10.

Looking for more long-shots to bet on? This week’s long-shot honorable mentions are Peter Kuest (+6600) and Gordon Sargent (+6600).

John Deere Classic odds: The favorites

Most PGA Tour stars are taking the week off, leaving some lesser-known pros to lead the betting favorites.

Denny McCarthy and Russell Henley are out in front with +1400 odds.

Adam Hadwin, who lost to Rickie Fowler in a playoff at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, is tied for fifth with +2800 odds.

You can see the top 12 and ties in John Deere Classic betting odds as of Monday afternoon below, or head over to BetMGM to see the full list of odds and bets for this week.

2023 John Deere Classic betting odds (Top 12 and ties)

Denny McCarthy (+1400)
Russell Henley (+1400)
Cameron Young (+2000)
Ludvig Aberg (+2200)
Adam Hadwin (+2800)
Taylor Moore (+2800)
Adam Schenk (+3000)
Chris Kirk (+3000)
Alex Smalley (+3300)
Emiliano Grillo (+3300)
Eric Cole (+3300)
Keith Mitchell (+3300)

How last week’s long-shot fared

Last week we selected Austin Eckroat as our long shot at +6600, but Eckroat struggled in the opening round and eventually missed the cut.

Our honorable mention long shot Aaron Rai fared much better, finishing T9 to earn us a top-10 and top-20 finish.


2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic: Austin Eckroat (Odds: +6600; Finish: MC)
2023 Travelers Championship: Adam Scott (+6600; T19)
2023 U.S. Open: Keegan Bradley (Odds:+8000; Finish: MC)
2023 RBC Canadian Open: Nick Taylor (Odds: +6600; Finish: 1)
2023 Memorial Tournament: Keegan Bradley (Odds: +6600; Finish: T30)
2023 Charles Schwab Challenge: Kurt Kitayama (Odds: +6600; Finish: T29)
2023 PGA Championship: Tyrrell Hatton (Odds: +4000; Finish: T15)
2023 AT&T Byron Nelson: J.J. Spaun (Odds: +6600; Finish: WD)
2023 Wells Fargo Championship: Sahith Theegala (Odds: +4000; Finish: T56)
2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta: Gary Woodland (Odds: +3300; Finish: T39)
2023 Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Dahmen/McCarthy (Odds: +4000; Finish: T11)
2023 RBC Heritage: Tom Kim (Odds: +3500; Finish: MC)
2023 Masters: Tommy Fleetwood (Odds: +6600; Finish: 33)
2023 Valspar Championship: David Lingmerth (Odds: +12500; Finish: T27)
2023 Players Championship: Corey Conners (Odds: +6600; Finish: MC)
2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational: Billy Horschel (Odds: +10000; Finish: MC)
2023 Honda Classic: Sepp Straka (Odds: +5000; Finish: T5)
2023 Genesis Invitational: Adam Scott (Odds: +5500; Finish: 65)
2023 WM Phoenix Open: Rickie Fowler (Odds: +8000; Finish: T10)
2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Beau Hossler (Odds +8000; Finish: T11)
2023 Farmers Insurance Open: Rickie Fowler (Odds: +10000; Finish: T11)
2023 Sony Open in Hawaii: Kurt Kitayama (Odds: +5000; Finish: T73)
2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions: Ryan Brehm (Odds: +75000; Finish: T35)

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