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Beth Bader Leads LPGA Event After Round One By Micaela Booth | 18 April, 2012

In her first LPGA start of the season, Davenport native Beth Bader took the first-round lead Wednesday in the LPGA's LOTTE Championship in Hawaii.The 38-year-old Iowa State Hall of Famer shot 4-under par 68 at Ko Olina golf course, giving her a one-stroke lead over world No. 1 Yani Tseng, Jiyai...

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New Man in Charge at TPC Deere Run By Micaela Booth | 17 April, 2012

The start of a new golf season brings new leadership to TPC Deere Run, home of the John Deere Classic and one of the Midwest's finest courses. Todd Hajduk (pronounced HY-DUKE) is Deere Run's new general manager and director of golf. He arrived in January from TPC Las Vegas, where he had spent...

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Pettersson Wins at Harbour Town As Zach Comes Second By Micaela Booth | 14 April, 2012

Congratulations to Carl Pettersson, who shot a 2-under par 69 Sunday to hold onto his final round lead and win the RBC Heritage by five shots over runner-up Zach Johnson at the Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island, SC. Zach shot a 1-under 70 in the final round but was unable to close...

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Johnson Looks for First Win of the Year at RBC Heritage By Micaela Booth | 13 April, 2012

2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson will be  looking for his eighth PGA Tour victory and his first since 2010 when he heads into Sunday's final round of the RBC Heritage tournament on Hilton Head Island.The John Deere Classic board member and Cedar Rapids, Ia. native is in third place, four...

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John Deere Classic’s Sally Welvaert to Be Honored by Athena Awards By Micaela Booth | 10 April, 2012

Sally Welvaert, director of operations and sales for the John Deere Classic, will be recognized Thursday as one of six honorees for the Athena Awards given to women leaders for their outstanding achievements in business, government, education, and health care. One of the six finalists will be...

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC BIRDIES FOR CHARITY PROGRAM TO LAUNCH 2012 FUND-RAISING DRIVE AT JOHN DEERE PAVIL By Micaela Booth | 8 April, 2012

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Bubba Watson - the “Other” Lefty - Wins The Masters By Micaela Booth | 7 April, 2012

Bubba Watson isn't the left hander who was supposed to win The Masters.  That honor was supposed to have gone to the "Lefty" - a/k/a Phil Mickelson - after he set Augusta National ablaze with a back nine 6-under par 30 on Saturday afternoon, making it seem inevitable that he would win...

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Masters Offers Stricker a Good Chance for Major By Micaela Booth | 1 April, 2012

When the NCAA tournament concludes Monday night, the "tradition unlike any other" quickly moves to center stage of the sports world as The Masters returns to Augusta National for the 76th time.With Tiger Woods once again the favorite to win golf's first major of the season, it almost seems like...

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World Rankings That Make You Say, “Hmmm…” By Micaela Booth | 28 March, 2012

Steve Stricker isn't the only PGA Tour player ranked lower by the Official World Golf Rankingsthan he is by the Sagarin rankings. But while Sagarin ranks Stricker as No. 1 in the world and OWGR has him fifth, the disparity is far greater for other well-known players. At first blush, the divide seems...

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Is Stricker the Real World No. 1? By Micaela Booth | 27 March, 2012

As he prepares to tee off Thursday at this week's Shell Houston Open, Steve Stricker either is the No. 1 or No. 5-ranked golfer in the world, depending whom you ask. The three-time John Deere Classic defending champion is ranked No. 5 in the hugely influential Official World Golf Rankings,...

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John Deere Classic to Honor Local Heros Through Ad Campaigns By Micaela Booth | 22 March, 2012

The John Deere Classic launches its new "Community Heroes" print advertising campaign on Friday (March 23) in newspapers that serve the Quad Cities community.  The "Heroes" campaign will appear as a half-page color ads in the Moline Dispatch and the Quad City Times.  The series of...

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Move Over, Rory; Donald Reclaims World No. 1 Status By Micaela Booth | 17 March, 2012

Congratulations, Luke Donald, on an impressive sudden-death playoff win Sunday (March 18) over Jim Furyk, Sang-Moon Bae, and Robert Garrigus at the Transitions Championship in Tampa Bay. Donald stuck his approach on the first playoff hole to seven feet and looked on as Furyk, Bae, and...

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Harrington Sets New Course Record to Lead at Innisbrook By Micaela Booth | 14 March, 2012

Three former John Deere Classic champions were in the top 10 Thursday at the end of Round 1 of the PGA Tours Transitions Championships in Tampa Bay.Aussie John Senden (2006) and 53-year-old Kenny Perry (2008) were in a seven-way tie for third after shooting 5-under 66 at the Copperhead course at...

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PGA TOUR Moves to Tampa Bay this Week By Micaela Booth | 12 March, 2012

The PGA Tour moves north to the Tampa Bay area this week from Miami, but some players might think they took a detour to Georgia or North Carolina.The Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor - host club for the Transitions Championship - features the kind of soaring pine trees and elevation changes not...

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Tiger’s Injury Overshadows Rose’s Stellar Win at Doral By Micaela Booth | 10 March, 2012

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