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Stricker to Face Formidable Field in Quest for Fourth By Ashley Hansen | 5 July, 2012

The challenge for three-time defending champion Steve Stricker increased a bit more Friday, as the John Deere Classic officially added two more major champions to an already formidable field. Stricker's quest to become only the fifth man in the history of championship golf to win a tournament...

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Steve Stricker Truly Arrives: They Made Him a Bobblehead! By Ashley Hansen | 4 July, 2012

One way to know you've truly arrived is that someone has created a bobblehead in your honor. That's the case with Steve Stricker, three-time defending champion at the John Deere Classic.  Stricker fans will have two opportunities over the next few days to get his...

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Stricker’s Wife to Caddy for Him at Greenbrier By Ashley Hansen | 3 July, 2012

It's back to the future this week for Steve Stricker and wife Nicki. Nicki will caddie for her husband at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia, according to a report by veteran golf scribe Gary D'Amato of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  Nicki was Steve's regular looper from 1994-'98...

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More Fun Than Ever at the John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 1 July, 2012

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Tiger Wins AT&T National, His Third Victory By Ashley Hansen | 30 June, 2012

Tiger Woods on Sunday served his critics and doubters another helping of crow. This time, he made them choke down a boiled version of the loud and distasteful bird as he recorded his third victory of the year at the AT&T National tournament - his tournament - at sweltering...

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Luke Guthrie to Guest Saturday on WSCR By Ashley Hansen | 28 June, 2012

Former Illini and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year Luke Guthrie will be a guest on WCSR radio between 7:30 and 8 this Saturday morning, June 30.  Co-hosts Ed Sherman and Mike Esposito will be joined in-studio by John Deere Classic media relations director Barry Cronin. Guthrie, who...

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Goydos to Guest Saturday on WSCR-AM By Ashley Hansen | 28 June, 2012

Paul Goydos, a two-time PGA TOUR winner who shot 59 at the 2010 John Deere Classic, will be a guest between 7 and 7:30 Saturday morning, June 30, on WSCR radio's "Scorecard" golf program.  Co-hosts Ed Sherman and Mike Esposito will be joined in-studio by John Deere Classic media relations...

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Field Shaping Up for 2012 John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 18 June, 2012

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Webb Simpson Wins U.S. Open at Olympic Club By Ashley Hansen | 16 June, 2012

Webb Simpson was six strokes off the lead going into the weekend at the U.S. Open.  But the 26-year-old native of Raleigh, NC shot his second straight 68 on Sunday, posted a score of 1-over par, and watched from the locker room as final round co-leaders Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell fell behind...

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2012 U.S. Open is Wide Open By Ashley Hansen | 16 June, 2012

Back when Tiger was Tiger, that 36-hole lead he co-held with Jim Furyk and David Toms going into Saturday's third round would have led to a multiple-stroke lead by the end of the day and a final round victory lap around the Olympic Club today. But Tiger 2.0 shot a 5-over par 75 on Saturday,...

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Stricker Claws Back; Trails Tiger & Company by Five By Ashley Hansen | 14 June, 2012

With only two holes to play before the end of his second round on Friday, Steve Stricker stood at 7-over par with an excellent chance of missing the cut at the U.S. Open -- and leaving his heart in San Francisco.   But the mild outward manner of the gentleman from Madison, Wis. belies an...

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Thompson Leads U.S. Open; Major Champs Not Far Behind By Ashley Hansen | 13 June, 2012

The man leading the U.S. Open after Day One is among approximately 40 players at Olympic Club this week who already have committed to play in the John Deere Classic, July 11-15 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Michael Thompson shot a 4-under par 66 on Thursday and has a three-shot lead over five...

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Former Champ J.L. Lewis Battling Cancer By Ashley Hansen | 11 June, 2012

Best wishes to J.L. Lewis, winner of the 1999 John Deere Classic, who has been    diagnosed with bone marrow cancer, according to the PGA Tour.  The 51-year-old veteran golfer withdrew from the Regions Tradition on Saturday after completing his third round. Officials said Lewis's...

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THREE TOP COLLEGE PLAYERS RECEIVE SPONSOR INVITATIONS TO COMPETE AT THE 2012 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 10 June, 2012

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Zach and Jack: Iowa’s Only Two Major Champions By Ashley Hansen | 6 June, 2012

As the only two Iowans ever to win a major championship, Zach Johnson of Cedar Rapids and Jack Fleck of Davenport always will be bound together in the state's golf and sports history. Next week, Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, will compete in the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San...

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