Three-time John Deere Classic winner Steve Stricker the favorite at TPC Deere Run

Steve Stricker might be the only golfer on the PGA Tour who isn't peeking ahead to Muirfield and next week's British Open.

Stricker's single-minded focus on TPC Deere Run, combined with his recent dominance of the course, makes him the man to beat at this weekend's John Deere Classic.

The 46-year-old Stricker is skipping the Open Championship as part of a plan to spend more time with his family. But Stricker won the John Deere Classic three times from 2009-11. He's not about to pass on a shot at a fourth title just down the road in Illinois

Stricker and native Iowan Zach Johnson headline a field left a bit thin because many of the world's top golfers are preparing for the British Open.