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Stricker the man to beat at John Deer Classic
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“I owe a lot to this place. It’s a special place for me,” Stricker said.
That’s largely because most of the world’s top golfers are already concentrating in Scotland.
There’s no Tiger, Rory or Phil in this field. In fact, the only golfer ranked in the top 10 in the world that’ll play Deere Run is Louis Oosthuizen _ and he’s 10th.
Just eight of the world’s top 50, including Stricker, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney and Johnson, have committed to the tournament. But what the field lacks in star power it should make up for somewhat in depth, as nearly half of the top 100 on FedEx Cup points list will tee off on Thursday.
“It doesn’t matter where we’re playing or what the field looks like. They’re all good,” said Johnson, who also serves as an executive board member for the tournament. “If you don’t know the names, you’re going to know them at some point because they’re all too good.”
“My golf game is in a much better form than it was at the beginning of the year. I’ve said it a couple of times and I hate to admit it, but my golf game was not where it needed to be early on in the year,” Johnson said. “That was just a process to kind of get where I am now.”
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