2023 John Deere Classic: Top 10 Power Rankings at TPC Deere Run

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Nick Taylor has three finishes of T-34th or higher in his last four starts at the John Deere Classic.

More importantly, he’s a recent winner on the PGA Tour.

Taylor pulled off a stirring victory last month at the RBC Canadian Open, winning an event in his home country by holing a 72-foot eagle putt to win the tournament on the fourth sudden-death playoff hole.

He became the first Canadian to win that event since 1954.

Unfortunately for Taylor, he was likely burnt out the next week at the U.S. Open where he missed the cut.

Smartly, the two-time PGA Tour winner took the next two weeks off to recover and have time to bask in his monumental win.

Now, he can get back to the grind and try to have a better showing in the next major championship coming up in two weeks’ time.

Taylor is having a career season and could be a dark horse to contend at the Open Championship. He lost to Scottie Scheffler and took solo second at the WM Phoenix Open, and earned top-10s at the Fortinet Championship, Sony Open in Hawaii, and Valspar Championship.

The University of Washington alum ranks 20th on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (1.099). Taylor’s top-40 in every SG category save for off-the-tee.

He’s 22nd in birdie or better percentage (33.64%).

Taylor has mentioned in the past he enjoys TPC Deere Run, but he just hasn’t played well. He’s flashed good rounds and decent showings here before.

Now’s the time to put it all together and continue his strong season with another top 10.