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By RICK BROWNBryson DeChambeau got a history lesson Sunday. And it turned him into an emotional wreck.The newest John Deere Classic champion had no idea that one of his idols, Payne Stewart, won his first PGA Tour event in the Quad Cities in 1982. DeChambeau wears the same Ben Hogan-style hat...

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Patrick Rodgers leads by 2 headed into Sunday By Micaela Booth | 14 July, 2017


By RICK BROWNPatrick Rodgers feels right at home at the John Deere Classic.He played in his first PGA Tour event here in 2012. He was in contention in a tour event for the first time at TPC Deere Run, in 2013. This was even the first tour event he attended as a spectator.And now, it could be...

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Hadley Maintains Form on Friday Morning After Regaining PGA TOUR Status By Micaela Booth | 13 July, 2017


Chesson Hadley is making the most of his second chance through two rounds of the John Deere Classic.Hadley shot a bogey-free 7-under-par 64 Friday to share the early second-round lead with Chad Campbell, who posted a 68. Both players are at 9-under par and in the lead with the afternoon half of...

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Patrick Rodgers takes the lead headed into Saturday By Micaela Booth | 13 July, 2017


By Rick BrownPatrick Rodgers first came to the John Deere Classic in 2012 as a college star, playing on a sponsor’s exemption.The Stanford all-American missed the cut, but got another exemption in 2013 and opened some eyes. Including his own. Rodgers held the lead for a brief spell in the...

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Howell is the early morning leader By Micaela Booth | 12 July, 2017


Charles Howell III was watching the Golf Channel earlier this week, and they were discussing Zach Johnson’s track record at the John Deere Classic.“I figured if I could try to ride his coattails, I’d be doing all right,” Howell said.Ride, he did. Howell, who was paired...

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Connections Run Deep at the John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 12 July, 2017


By Rick Brown It started as a favor for a family friend in 2005. As it turns out, it was the start of a story that shows the John Deere Classic is a magical place.Andrew Huseman was 10 years old when he came to the 2005 Deere, but he already had big golf dreams. One player he looked up to...

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Charles Howell III was sidelined for nine weeks earlier this PGA Tour season with a rib injury.“With this particular injury, all I could really do was putt, so I spent more time putting in those nine weeks than I have in maybe the last five years of my career,” Howell said.Practice...

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John Deere Classic Statement On Accidental Death By Micaela Booth | 6 July, 2017

A longtime volunteer at the John Deere Classic has died today as the result of an accident at TPC Deere Run. Tournament officials announced that Charles “Chuck” Austin, 68, of Rock Island, Illinois, died of injuries apparently suffered in a tragic accident at the golf course while...

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John Deere Classic Awards Sponsor Exemption to Australia’s Curtis Luck By Micaela Booth | 3 July, 2017

The John Deere Classic today announced it has awarded a sponsor exemption to Australia’s Curtis Luck, the world’s former No. 1 amateur who recently turned pro.Luck, 20, of Cottesloe in Western Australia (near Perth), tied for fifth, July 2, at the Quicken Loans Championship, his best...

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Watson, Love Commit to John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 25 June, 2017


Major champions Bubba Watson and World Golf Hall-of-Fame member Davis Love III have committed to play in this year’s $5.6 million John Deere Classic, July 10-16, at TPC Deere Run, tournament officials announced Monday.“The John Deere Classic is excited to announce that Bubba Watson and...

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Hoffman, Berger highlight latest John Deere Classic commitments By Micaela Booth | 19 June, 2017


 PGA TOUR veteran Charley Hoffman, who finished eighth at last week’s U.S. Open, and Daniel Berger, who successfully defended his title in the FedEx-St. Jude event in Memphis earlier this month, have committed to compete in the $5.6 million John Deere Classic, July 10-16, at TPC Deere...

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Going into the Final Round, former John Deere Classic Champion Brian Harman leads the U.S. Open By Micaela Booth | 17 June, 2017


By Barry CroninJohn Deere Classic Media DirectorIt’s known as boring golf. Hit it in the fairway. Hit it on the green. Try to make your birdie putt. If you don’t, tap it in for par and move on.So far, so good, for Brian Harman, the 2014 John Deere Classic champion who leads the...

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Stricker Returns Home for the U.S. Open this week By Micaela Booth | 13 June, 2017


By Barry CroninJohn Deere Classic Media DirectorThree-time John Deere Classic champion Steve Stricker (2009-’11) will be back at TPC Deere Run next month, but not before he plays in his 20th U.S. Open this week at Erin Hills Golf Club in his home state of Wisconsin.Stricker had to get...

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U.S. Open Contestants also Playing John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 11 June, 2017

At least 25 players competing in this week’s U.S. Open at Erin Hills currently are scheduled to play at the John Deere Classic, July 10-16, at TPC Deere Run.In addition to John Deere Classic past champions Zach Johnson (2012), three-peater Steve Stricker (2009-’11), Brian Harman...

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John Deere Classic field is looking good By Micaela Booth | 6 June, 2017


A combination of young up-and-comers, hard core veterans, and recent champions comprise an increasing compelling commitment list for the 2017 John Deere Classic, July 10-16, at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.And the group looks to be a formidable challenge to last year’s champion, Ryan...

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