Before you pick this week's John Deere Classic, you'll want to see who Sal Johnson is backing. The golf media legend is hot this year. For the Masters, Johnson featured Tiger Woods in his best bets. For the PGA Championship, Johnson was all over Brooks Koepka. The result: both won in historic fashion, and anyone who followed Johnson's lead hit it BIG.
Last month at the Travelers Championship, Johnson promoted 50-1 long shot Chez Reavie as a possible winner, citing Reavie's momentum following his third-place finish at the U.S. Open and noting how his game suited TPC River Highlands to a tee. The result: Reavie cruised to a four-stroke victory, finishing 17-under for his first PGA title in 11 years!
And Johnson knows TPC Deere Run like the back of his hand. In 2016, Johnson promoted Ryan Moore as a potential winner, and Moore delivered a two-stroke victory. Anyone who has followed his lead is WAY up.
Now, Johnson -- the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer and the founder of the world's biggest golf stats database -- has issued his highly confident picks for the 2019 John Deere Classic.
We can tell you Johnson wants no part of Matthew Wolff, the 20-year-old sensation who won last week's 3M Open and is a co-favorite this week. In fact, Johnson says Wolff doesn't even crack the top 10.
Instead, Johnson is high on a streaking player who's been lights-out recently. He's also targeting a triple-digit darkhorse who has been on fire at TPC Deere Run. Anyone who backs this underdog could hit it BIG.
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