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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC FIELD ADDS U.S. OPEN CONTENDERS By Ashley Hansen | 22 June, 2021

This year’s 50th playing of the John Deere Classic will include a contingent of players who competed in last week’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, including Russell Henley, who led or co-led for three rounds.

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2021 Sponsor Exemptions Announced By Ashley Hansen | 15 June, 2021

John Deere Classic tournament director Clair Peterson today announced an “All-Midwest” group of players who have received sponsor exemptions to this year’s event, July 8-11, at TPC Deere Run. “We are proud and excited to award sponsor exemptions to six high-quality players who have Midwestern backgrounds,” Peterson said. “We look forward to welcoming them and their supporters to the tournament this year.” The contestants played for Illinois, Illinois State, Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas while the sixth grew up in Michigan and played his college golf in Florida.

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2021 Tournament Update By Ashley Hansen | 7 June, 2021

The John Deere Classic is excited to welcome the PGA TOUR and fans back to TPC Deere Run this July. Below is information related to health and safety protocols and ticketing. Health and safety of all involved remains the number one priority. We have developed a plan, along with our state and local governments, as well as the PGA TOUR, that will allow us to enjoy incredible golf together again.

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC BIRDIES FOR CHARITY PROGRAM KICKS OFF 2021 FUNDRAISING DRIVE By Ashley Hansen | 12 April, 2021

The John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program today officially kicked off its annual drive to help raise donations for more than 450 Quad City area charities while also announcing several procedural changes.

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Charity Spotlight: The Bonus Fund By Ashley Hansen | 5 March, 2021

The Bonus Fund is the John Deere Classic's way to give back to the community who has supported the tournament throughout the years. Annually, the Bonus Fund provides a guaranteed minimum 5% match to each of the participating Birdies for Charity organizations!

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Charity Spotlight: ARC of the Quad Cities By Ashley Hansen | 10 December, 2020

The Arc mission is to empower people with disabilities to believe in their own unique abilities and achieve their full potential by providing quality, innovative services that focus on advocacy, independence, employment, meaningful community life and personal happiness.

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Charity Spotlight: March of Dimes - Quad Cities By Ashley Hansen | 10 November, 2020

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and the perfect time to learn more about what the March of Dimes does to support families of premature babies.

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Despite No Tournament, 2020 John Deere Classic Helps Raise $12.22 Million for Charity By Ashley Hansen | 30 October, 2020

Continuing its role as a vital engine for charity, the 2020 John Deere Classic helped raise $12.22 million for 465 local and regional charities even though the tournament was canceled because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns. Tournament officials also announced that each participating charity will receive a five percent bonus in addition to the money raised through the Birdies for Charity program.

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Charity Spotlight: Alleman High School By Ashley Hansen | 21 September, 2020

Alleman Catholic High School develops a faith-filled community by exemplifying gospel values through Catholic education.

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Charity Spotlight: Geneseo Education Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 10 September, 2020

The Geneseo Education Foundation, a not for profit corporation, has been established to actively solicit and receive gift bequests and grants to complement, enrich, and enhance the educational opportunities and experiences for the students of the Geneseo School District beyond existing tax support.

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PGA TOUR announces full schedule for 2020-21 season By Ashley Hansen | 4 September, 2020

The PGA TOUR today announced the complete schedule for the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season, featuring 50 official FedExCup tournaments – including 14 tournaments that were postponed or canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – culminating with the crowning of the FedExCup champion Labor Day weekend in 2021.

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Two JDC contractors get donations from MetLife to help with lost revenue By Ashley Hansen | 31 August, 2020

PGA Tour sponsor MetLife has designated two small businesses that normally play key roles with the John Deere Classic to receive $25,000 each in charitable donations as a way to support them in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Charity Spotlight: Seton Catholic Schools By Ashley Hansen | 19 August, 2020

The mission of Seton Catholic School is the religious and academic formation of students in preparation for their lives as productive Catholic adults.

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Charity Spotlight: Friendship Manor By Ashley Hansen | 23 June, 2020

Friendship Manor is a faith-based nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community, honoring the well-being and independence of the individuals and communities we serve.

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Charity Spotlight: GIVE Foundation By Ashley Hansen | 11 June, 2020

The GIVE Foundation stands for Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere. Their mission is a not-for-profit organization that provides a golf instructional program for eligible injured or disabled Iowa-based Veterans who use the Des Moines, Iowa City, and Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. The GIVE program features a five-week training curriculum that enhances an injured veteran’s and accompanying family member’s mental, social, physical and emotional well-being and improves their quality of life.

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