Cameron Young, one of the PGA Tour’s up-and-coming young stars, has committed to play in this year’s John Deere Classic, July 5-9, at TPC Deere Run.
“The John Deere Classic always has been a place where young players go to win on a fantastic golf course in a very welcoming environment,” Young said. “I’m looking forward to competing in the tournament and spending the July 4th weekend in the Quad Cities.”
Young, 26, a native of Scarborough, New York who attended college at Wake Forest, had a breakout year in the PGA Tour’s 2021-22 season, when he finished runner up five times, including at the British Open at St. Andrews. He also finished T-3 at the PGA Championship. This year, he finished 7th at the Masters, 2nd at the Dell Technologies Match Play and 10th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He is ranked 16th by the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).
“We are thrilled to be able to bring our fans the opportunity to see Cameron Young, who is truly one of the game’s emerging stars, play and compete at the John Deere Classic,” said tournament director Andrew Lehman.
In 2020, Young won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour, including the Evans Scholars Invitational outside Chicago and had four other top 10 finishes. The Korn Ferry Tour is the PGA Tour’s developmental league.
The 52nd edition of the Quad Cities-based PGA Tour event will be conducted July 5-9 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis with J.T. Poston as defending champion. In a wire-to-wire victory, Poston won by three shots in 2022 with a 21-under par total for the 72-hole event. The tournament will offer a $7.4 million purse, an increase of $300,000,
The John Deere Classic, which includes Birdies for Charity, is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization located in the John Deere Classic tournament offices at 15623 Coaltown Road, East Moline, Illinois. Since its founding in 1971, the tournament has helped raise more than $159.57 million for charity.