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Thursday at the John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 10 August, 2016


By RICK BROWNJohn Deere Classic CorrespondentSILVIS, Ill. – TPC Deere Run and the John Deere Classic hold a special place in Patrick Rodgers’ heart. He got a sponsor’s exemption here twice when he was a collegian at Stanford, and two more as a professional. “This...

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Magic Awaits at the 2016 John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 8 August, 2016

By Rick BrownSpecial Correspondent Magic happens here. That’s become the John Deere Classic motto, and it stands the test of time. It started back in 2009, when Steve Stricker won the first of three straight Deere titles. It continued in 2012, when Zach Johnson ended...

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Third time is charm for Wesley Bryan who will compete in the John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 7 August, 2016

Wesley Bryan earned a “battlefield” promotion Sunday and his first challenge will be to compete at the John Deere Classic this week against his new co-workers: members of the regular PGA TOUR.Bryan, 26, earned his third victory of the season on the Tour, when he survived a...

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Sponsor Exemptions Awarded to Three More Aspiring PGA TOUR Players By Micaela Booth | 2 August, 2016

The John Deere Classic today announced it has awarded sponsor exemptions to three more accomplished young players who aspire to the heights of the PGA TOUR as well as four Tour veterans. The “young gun” contingent consists of Robby Shelton, Brian Bullington and Austin Connelly....

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PGA Championship Players Headed to John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 1 August, 2016

More than 20 players who competed in last week’s PGA Championship have committed to play in next week’s $4.8 million John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.The latest commitments comes from PGA TOUR veteran Kevin Na, who finished T-22 at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey, and European...

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John Deere Classic Enhances Fan Experience By Micaela Booth | 17 July, 2016

The John Deere Classic has been busy upgrading the fan experience for this year’s tournament, Aug. 8-14, at TPC Deere Run.  This year’s focus has been on the Family Zone, an air-conditioned facility where parents can take their children for some interactivity and off-course...

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Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker lead the field at the 2016 John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 17 July, 2016

Defending British Open champion Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker - two of the John Deere Classic’s most beloved and enduring stars - are among the players who have officially committed to compete in the PGA TOUR’s 46th annual edition of Midwestern magic on the links. Both...

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John Deere Classic Awards Sponsor Exemptions to NCAA Champion and Five Top-10 Amateurs By Micaela Booth | 1 June, 2016


The John Deere Classic today announced it has awarded sponsor exemptions to the 2016 NCAA individual champion and five other elite college players currently ranked among the top 10 amateurs in the world.NCAA champion Aaron Wise, a 19-year-old Oregon sophomore, won the 72-hole individual...

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John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Program Kicks Off 2016 Fundraising Drive By Micaela Booth | 10 April, 2016


Lexus of the Quad Cities to Provide 2016 Lexus NX to One Lucky WinnerThe John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program today officially kicked off its annual drive to help raise donations for some 500 area charities, at the John Deere World Headquarters.The organization also announced...

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Quad Cities-Based Jason's Box Named a Top-3 PGA TOUR CharityJason’s Box - a Moline-based charity founded in memory of a local soldier killed in Iraq – will receive a $5,000 donation from the PGA TOUR after it recently was named one of the TOUR’s top three charities for 2015....

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Quad Cities Tournament Wins for “Most Engaged Community” and “Social Media Activation”The John Deere Classic received two “Best Of” honors from the PGA TOUR at the TOUR’s annual Tournament Meetings on Dec. 3.The John Deere Classic claimed the award for...

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2015 John Deere Classic Helps Raise a Record $8.73 Million for 488 Local and Regional Charities By Micaela Booth | 1 November, 2015

To cap off an already memorable year when Jordan Spieth won his second John Deere Classic and title sponsor John Deere extended its commitment through 2023, tournament officials announced Friday that the 2015 JDC helped raise a record $8.734 million for 488 local and regional Quad Cities charities -...

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John Deere Classic announces new date for 2016 By Micaela Booth | 29 July, 2015

Schedule Shift Is a One-Time-Only Event to Accommodate the Olympic GamesJohn Deere Classic officials today announced that the 2016 edition of the tournament has been scheduled for the week of Aug. 8-14 at TPC Deere Run, a one-time shift to accommodate the return of golf to the Olympic Games.In...

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Spieth Delivers at JDC, Ready for Open By Micaela Booth | 14 July, 2015

Whether rallying from four shots behind with six holes to play for a second John Deere Classic win erased the doubts that followed his decision to play stateside prior to his bid for an historic third leg of the modern Grand Slam mattered little to Jordan Spieth on Sunday evening.But, hey,...

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RIA Soldiers caddy for pros, Bill Murray at the John Deere Classic By Micaela Booth | 13 July, 2015

Six Soldiers from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command and First Army, both headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, met actor Bill Murray and professional golfers from around the world at the John Deere Classic here, July 8.Every year during the Pro-Am portion of the tournament, Soldiers from...

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