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John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Program Kicks Off 2017 Fundraising Drive By Micaela Booth | 9 April, 2017

Lexus of the Quad Cities to Provide 2017 Lexus NX to a Lucky WinnerThe John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program on Monday officially kicked off its annual drive at John Deere World Headquarters to help raise donations for some 500 area charities.“We are very excited to kick...

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John Deere Classic Marks 20 Year Anniversary of Title Sponsorship Agreement By Micaela Booth | 1 April, 2017

Twenty years ago today, John Deere and the PGA TOUR signed a ground-breaking sponsorship agreement that provided the John Deere Classic with such a firm foundation that the Quad Cities’ tournament now boasts the third-longest title sponsor relationship on Tour.In marking today’s 20th...

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2017 Birdies for Charity Kickoff By Micaela Booth | 21 March, 2017

Join us as we kickoff the 2017 Birdies for Charity program!Monday, April 10thJohn Deere World HeadquartersDisplay FloorOne John Deere Place, Moline, ILPress conference: 11 AMPledge form pickup: 11:30 AM - 1 PMIf you are unable to attend kickoff, you will be able to pick up pledge cards at...

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John Deere Classic wins Tournament of the Year By Micaela Booth | 7 December, 2016

Also Wins for Most Engaged Community and Best Social Media Activation The 2016 John Deere Classic was named the PGA TOUR’s 2016 Tournament of the Year on Wednesday (Dec. 7) at this year’s annual Tournament Meetings. The 46th annual John Deere Classic also received first...

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Jake Owen, John Deere Classic 2016 Charity Concert headliner, wins Golf Digest’s Arnie Award By Micaela Booth | 6 December, 2016

In 2016, the John Deere Classic had it's first-ever Charity Concert on the Wednesday night of tournament week (August 10th). Country music star and avid golfer, Jake Owen headlined the event and had also participated in the Wednesday Pro-Am. All proceeds of that event and his appearance at the...

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2016 John Deere Classic raises a record $10.5 Million for local and regional charities By Micaela Booth | 30 October, 2016

John Deere Classic officials announced Monday that the 2016 John Deere Classic helped raise a record $10.5 Million for 491 local and regional Quad Cities charities, ranking it among the top three in charitable giving on the PGA TOUR.The total is nearly $1.8 million more than the previous...

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2016 Birdies for Charity Check Distribution By Micaela Booth | 25 October, 2016

Join us Monday, October 31st as we announce our 2016 Charity total and hold the annual car giveaway for the 5 individuals who guessed the correct number of birdies in the 2016 John Deere Classic!NEW THIS YEAR: 3 Charities who are present for the 11 AM announcement will have their charity names...

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Final Round Recap By Micaela Booth | 14 August, 2016

By RICK BROWNJohn Deere Classic CorrespondentSILVIS, Ill. – Ryan Moore came to the John Deere Classic with his game on an uptick. He left as a champion. And that was the plan.“I played pretty well last week, and I came here to win a golf tournament,” saidMoore, 33, after a...

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Round 3 Recap By Micaela Booth | 13 August, 2016

By RICK BROWNJohn Deere Classic CorrespondentSILVIS, ILL. –  Before every round, Ryan Moore consults with his 3-year-old son, Tucker, for a target score. “My son keeps telling me the amount of birdies I need to make in the round,” Moore said after a third...

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Round 2 Recap By Micaela Booth | 12 August, 2016

By RICK BROWNJohn Deere Classic CorrespondentSILVIS, ILL. – Ryan Moore shot a 6-under-par 65 Saturday morning to join Wesley Bryan as the second-round leader at the John Deere Classic.Moore, who also opened with a 65 Thursday, didn’t play a hole Friday because of the...

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LOUPE, GILLIS LEAD AFTER COMPLETING THEIR FIRST ROUNDS ON FRIDAY MORNING By Micaela Booth | 11 August, 2016

Second Round Under WayBy RICK BROWNJohn Deere Classic CorrespondentThere’s a familiar name at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.Tom Gillis, who lost on the second hole of a sudden-playoff to Jordan Spieth here last year, shot an...

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Friday Recap: John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 11 August, 2016

By RICK BROWNJohn Deere Classic CorrespondentSILVIS, Ill. – Wesley Bryan is making the most of his PGA Tour debut.Appearing at the John Deere Classic after winning three times on the Web.com Tour this season, an achievement that earned him an automatic promotion to the PGA Tour, Bryan...

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LAST YEAR’S NEAR DEERE MOTIVATED OPEN CHAMPION By Micaela Booth | 10 August, 2016

When Zach Johnson boarded the non-stop jet from the Quad Cities to Scotland last July, he was not in a positive frame of mind. “I was upset,” Johnson said. “I was still upset on Tuesday at St. Andrews.” Johnson had finished in a tie for third at the Deere, a...

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SUMMERHAYS SAVORS ANOTHER SHOT AT JOHN DEERE CLASSIC TITLE By Micaela Booth | 10 August, 2016

Jordan Spieth’s first PGA TOUR victory came as a teenager, at the 2013 John Deere Classic. Daniel Summerhays knows that history could have told a completely different story. “Jordan probably won’t say it, but I kind of gave a kick-start to his career,” Summerhays said...

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STRICKER GIVES COURSE CONDITIONS A THUMBS UP By Micaela Booth | 10 August, 2016

The John Deere Classic is being played a month later than usual because of the Olympics. Three-time champion Steve Stricker said players will be playing a course is better shape than it’s been in July. “The course is in unbelieveable shape,” Stricker said Wednesday. “I...

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