GolfMagic Fantasy: Picks for John Deere Classic on PGA Tour

GolfMagic Fantasy: Take a look at our picks for the John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour at TPC Deere Run. 

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Tue, 4 Jul 2023
GolfMagic Fantasy: Picks for John Deere Classic on PGA Tour

The GolfMagic Fantasy game - brought to you by our friends at Callaway - launched at The Masters, and we're back this week with our picks for the John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour. 

GolfMagic Fantasy is free to play and there are some huge prizes up for grabs from now all the way through to our final event at the Tour Championship in August.


Our season-long winner will receive a full custom through the bag fitting with Callaway at one of their national fitting centres.

We all also have some incredible prizes for weekly winners. 

This week you'll get your chance to win a Callaway Tour Bag. 

How do I enter a team?

To enter your team, all you need to do is sign up for a free account here

It's quick and easy to join, and you have until the first scheduled tee time at the John Deere Classic on Thursday to enter your five players, of which one of them needs to become your captain who will earn you double points! 

In total, we'll have 20 events. 

We've compiled a helpful guide for you on all the information you need in order to play GolfMagic Fantasy this season.

With that being said, let's get stuck into our GolfMagic Fantasy picks for the John Deere Classic. 

Ben's picks:

Pot 2 - Cameron Young

Young, the 2022 rookie of the year, is the highest ranked player in the field. He's not having the greatest season, but that being said he has only missed two cuts, making him a consistent performer despite not achieving the desirable results. 

Pot 4 - Adam Hadwin (C)

Hadwin has been knocking on the door for a while. He's currently ranked 35th in the FedEx Cup standings having posted five top-10 finishes and eight top-25 finishes. Hadwin has only missed five cuts from 17 events entered. 

Pot 4 - Ludvig Aberg

Has impressed so far in his short PGA Tour career. So much so, European Ryder Cup skipper Luke Donald suggested he will be keeping an eye on him in the coming months. Aberg played very well over 36-holes last week but struggled on the weekend. Only Cameron Young, Russell Henley and Denny McMarthy are favoured by the bookmakers ahead of the young Swede. 

Pot 4 - Adam Schenk

Schenk is now becoming more and more comfortable on PGA Tour leaderboards. His top-10 finish at the Rocket Mortgage Classic vaulted him to a career high of 51st in the world rankings. He's quietly having a very, very good season and is ranked 26th in the FedEx Cup standings. 

Pot 4 - Matt Kuchar

A bit of an outside bet but if Kuchar is going to win again it's going to be a course like this. Like US Ryder Cup skipper Zach Johnson, Kuchar is not the longest of hitters. But Johnson has made 14 consecutive cuts in this event. 

The rules

Team selection:

You must pick a team of five golfers for each tournament in the PGA Tour season. There are no player values or salary cap for selections, however you must respect the Pots criteria, better explained in the next section. Golfers who are not in the field will not be available for selection. Golfers who withdrawal from a tournament before the start and are still within your team will not be earning any points.
Each week your team will be wiped, so you must pick a fresh team ahead of each tournament. This is to ensure that you have five active golfers in your team each week to maximize your scoring potential.


You have up until the first scheduled tee-time to pick your team or make edits to your team. If you do not submit a team by this time, you will be automatically assigned five players. No team edits are permitted after this deadline.

Players pots:

Your 5 players will be chosen from 4 pots:  

  • Pot 1 will be golfers ranked 1-10 (Official World ranking) 

  • Pot 2 will be golfers ranked 11-25 (Official World ranking) 

  • Pot 3 will be golfers ranked 26-50 (Official World ranking) 

  • Pot 4 for will be all remaining golfers (Official World ranking) 

Selection restrictions are as follows: 

  • You can only pick a maximum of 2 players from pot 1

  • You can only pick a maximum of 3 players from pots 1 and 2 combined 

  • You can only pick a maximum of 4 players from pots 1, 2 and 3 combined

  • You can only pick a maximum of 5 players from pots 1, 2, 3 and 4 combined


Take a look at the Callaway prizes on offer in 2023!

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    Special Edition Major’s Themed Callaway Tour Bag
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    Limited Edition Head Cover & Odyssey Putter
  • Week 11 - Travelers Championship
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  • Week 12 - Rocket Mortgage
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  • Week 13 - John Deere Classic
    Callaway Tour Bag
  • Week 14 - Scottish Open
    OGIO Travel Case
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    Limited Edition Head Cover & Odyssey Putter
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    Travis Matthews Polo
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