Charity Spotlight: Dress for Success By Ashley Hansen | 11 November, 2019
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Read More
2019 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC HELPS RAISE A RECORD $13.82 MILLION FOR 542 LOCAL AND REGIONAL CHARITIES By Ashley Hansen | 31 October, 2019
The 2019 John Deere Classic helped raise a record $13.82 million for 542 local and regional charities, tournament officials announced Thursday at John Deere World Headquarters. Tournament officials also announced that each participating charity will receive a 7.25 percent bonus in addition to the money raised through the Birdies for Charity program, 50 percent more than the tournament’s guaranteed five percent bonus. Read More
Charity Spotlight: Camp Shalom By Ashley Hansen | 28 October, 2019
Camp Shalom is committed to providing an enriching summer camp experience for youth and families. Read More
Charity Spotlight: Illowa Council, Boy Scouts of America By Ashley Hansen | 21 October, 2019
The Illowa Council of Boy Scouts of America serves 6,500 youth in 13 counties in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Read More
Charity Spotlight: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center By Ashley Hansen | 14 October, 2019
At Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, we're changing the world one pint at a time. We team up with volunteer blood donors and community partners to provide more than 300,000 blood products to patients at 96 hospitals, including all hospitals in the Quad Cities area. Read More
Charity Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters By Ashley Hansen | 26 August, 2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley is a nationally recognized, one-to-one youth mentoring program that has served the greater Quad Cities community since 1988. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More