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Charity Spotlight: Ballet Quad Cities By Ashley Hansen | 22 August, 2019

Having a professional ballet company in any community speaks volumes to the commitment of quality of life. Don’t miss our explosive 23rd season including classics ‘The Nutcracker” and “The Sleeping Beauty” and fan favorites “Dracula Unleashed!” and “MUSICMOVES.” Ballet Quad Cities provides outstanding entertainment PLUS innovative programs that educate, inspire, motivate, and enrich the lives of people of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities.

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2019 Champion: Dylan Frittelli By Ashley Hansen | 14 July, 2019

​BY RICK BROWN Before he headed off to a series of television interviews, Dylan Frittelli made a stop at his golf bag and wiped the sweat off his face with a towel. “Do I look pretty?” he asked his caddy, John Curtis. This after some gorgeous golf Sunday made the 29-year-old from Johannesburg, South Africa a first-time winner on the PGA Tour at the John Deere Classic.

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2019 Saturday Recap By Ashley Hansen | 13 July, 2019

It’s a congested leaderboard at the John Deere Classic. It feels like there are more contenders for Sunday’s $1,080,000 first-place check than there are Democratic candidates for president. A long list of players have thrown their hats into the ring after three trips around TPC Deere Run.

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2019 Friday Recap By Ashley Hansen | 12 July, 2019

BY RICK BROWN Jhonattan Vegas couldn’t remember the last time he shot 62. “Probably a while,” he said. It was back in 2016, when he shot 60 in the second round of the Barbasol Championship.

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Thursday Recap By Ashley Hansen | 11 July, 2019

BY RICK BROWN Roberto Diaz was in the final pairing of the John Deere Classic, teeing off at 2 p.m. Thursday. Last finished first.

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John Deere Classic Preview By Ashley Hansen | 11 July, 2019

When Las Vegas released odds on this week’s John Deere Classic, the three favorites at TPC Deere Run were Viktor Hovland, Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff. “Obviously Vegas isn’t always right,” Wolff said. “But it’s really cool to see that.” Cool and crazy.

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John Deere Classic Announces Four Elite Young Sponsor Exemptions By Ashley Hansen | 6 June, 2019

The John Deere Classic today announced that the top four amateur players in the world prior to their turning professional have received sponsor exemptions to play in this year’s tournament, July 8-14, at TPC Deere Run. Viktor Hovland, Collin Morikawa, Matthew Wolff and Justin Suh were ranked Nos. 1-4 by Scratch Players Amateur Golf Ranking before Suh and Wolff recently turned pro.

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Lucky Contest Winner to Play in John Deere Classic Pro Am By Ashley Hansen | 3 June, 2019

The John Deere Classic is offering one lucky contributor to its Birdies for Charity program the chance to win the Ultimate VIP John Deere Classic Experience, highlighted by playing in the tournament’s Wednesday pro-am with two PGA Tour pros and country music star Dustin Lynch.

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TPC Deere Run Celebrates 20th Year as Site of the John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 20 May, 2019

​This year’s John Deere Classic will be played at TPC Deere Run for the 20th consecutive time in the 49-year history of the Quad Cities’ PGA Tour event. The rolling 7,268-yard Par 71 layout first hosted the John Deere Classic shortly after the course opened in the year 2000, when rookie Michael Clark II won the event on the fourth hole of a two-man playoff with Kirk Triplett.

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Michael Kim to Defend at John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 20 May, 2019

Michael Kim, who won the John Deere Classic in record fashion last year, will be back to defend his title July 8-14 at TPC Deere Run. Kim, who shot a tournament record 27-under par 257 and won by a record eight shots, will be trying to win his second PGA Tour event when he returns to the Quad Cities this summer.

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Country Music Star Dustin Lynch to Perform at John Deere Classic Fundraiser By Ashley Hansen | 22 April, 2019

Country music star Dustin Lynch will be the latest in a string of country artists to perform in concert during the week of the John Deere Classic to help raise money for the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund. The 32-year-old Nashville singer-songwriter and his band are scheduled to entertain fans on Wednesday, July 10, at the Rust Belt, a recently-opened concert venue in East Moline. Tickets are available now online.

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Ho Sung Choi Accepts Invitation to Compete in the 2019 John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 17 April, 2019

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2019 Volunteer Registration is OPEN! By Ashley Hansen | 16 April, 2019

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John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Program Kicks Off 2019 Fundraising Drive By Ashley Hansen | 15 April, 2019

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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT: Trinity Health Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 13 March, 2019

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