John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Program Kicks Off 2015 Fund-Raising Drive at John Deere HQ By Ashley Hansen | 10 May, 2015
The John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program today officially kicked off its annual drive to help raise donations for some 500 area charities, at the John Deere World Headquarters.The organization also introduced Lexus of the Quad Cities as its new automotive partner. Lexus of... Read More
2014 JOHN DEERECLASSIC HELPS RAISE $6.33 MILLION FOR 470 LOCAL AND REGIONAL CHARITIES By Ashley Hansen | 30 October, 2014
The 2014 John Deere Classic helped raise a total of $6.33 million for 471 local and regional Quad Cities charities, an increase over last year, tournament officials announced Friday at John Deere World Headquarters.It's the third consecutive year the tournament has helped raise more than $6... Read More
2014 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC RECAP By Ashley Hansen | 12 July, 2014
Brian Harman shot a final round 5-under par 66 Sunday to edge Zach Johnson by one shot and win the 2014 John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.It was the first PGA TOUR victory for the left-handed 5-foot 7-inch 150-pound pro, who earned $847,000 in prize money and the final exemption... Read More
RICH HISTORY OF SPONSOR EXEMPTIONS AT THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 8 July, 2014
PGA TOUR superstars like Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson were once aspiring golfers just looking for a chance to prove they had the talent to play with the best in the world. The John Deere Classic gave those players, and many others, a chance to become household names.
The John... Read More
INTERNATIONALS FLAVOR the 2014 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 30 June, 2014
Though universally regarded as the PGA TOUR's quintessential summertime Midwestern event, this year's John Deere Classic features an international field sure to give both the leaderboard and locker room a cosmopolitan accent.
This year, 34 players from 14 countries and six continents will be among... Read More
JOHN DEERE CLASSIC FIELD COMING INTO FOCUS By Ashley Hansen | 27 June, 2014
JOHN DEERE CLASSIC AWARDS SPONSOR EXEMPTION TO NCAA CHAMPION CAMERON WILSON By Ashley Hansen | 28 May, 2014
JOHN DEERE CLASSIC AWARDS SPONSOR EXEMPTIONS TO THREE TOP COLLEGE PLAYERS WITH MIDWESTERN ROOTS By Ashley Hansen | 21 May, 2014
The John Deere Classic's tradition of offering valuable playing opportunities to deserving up-and-coming young players continued Thursday when the tournament announced it has awarded sponsor exemptions to three of the nation's top college players, all of whom have roots in the Midwest.... Read More
JORDAN SPIETH SET TO DEFEND TITLE AT THE 2014 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 17 April, 2014
Jordan Spieth earned more than just his first PGA TOUR victory at the 2013 John Deere ClassicIn defeating Zach Johnson and David Hearn on the fifth hole of a sudden death playoff at TPC Deere Run, it was as if Spieth unlocked the door to his own career.At the age of 19 years, 11 months and 18... Read More
JOHN DEERE ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF PGA TOUR PLAYER ZACH JOHNSON By Ashley Hansen | 17 February, 2014
John Deere today announced it has
become a corporate sponsor for professional golfer Zach Johnson, the
seventh-ranked player in the Official World Golf Rankings. The arrangement
further strengthens Deere's commitment to golf by building on its role as a
title sponsor of a PGA TOUR event and as... Read More
2013 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC HELPS RAISE $6.32 MILLION FOR 464 LOCAL AND REGIONAL CHARITIES By Ashley Hansen | 31 October, 2013
SPIETH BREAKS THROUGH AT JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 13 July, 2013
When 19-year-old Jordan Spieth tapped in a two-foot par putt Sunday on the fifth hole of a three-man sudden death playoff to win the John Deere Classic, his life as a golfer changed forever.
By recording his first PGA TOUR victory, Spieth, a rookie, not only became the youngest tour winner... Read More
ZACH LOSES LEAD, NOT CONFIDENCE By Ashley Hansen | 12 July, 2013
Zach Johnson's coronation as repeat champion of the John Deere Classic took a detour Saturday even though the defending champion seemed to do his part by shooting a third-round 4-under par 67 at TPC Deere Run and get to 16 -under par for the tournament.
Despite his solid performance, however,... Read More
3 TIED FOR THE LEAD AFTER ROUND 2 OF JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 11 July, 2013
Relying on his otherworldly short game, defending champion Zach Johnson fired a bogey-free 5-under par 66 in the second-round of the John Deere Classic on Friday to maintain a share of the lead and continue to grab most of the attention here this week at TPC Deere Run.
Former U.S. Open... Read More
ZACH JOHNSON TAKES FIRST ROUND LEAD AT JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 10 July, 2013
On a spectacular Midwestern summer day, Zach Johnson opened the defense of his John Deere Classic title Thursday with a 7-under par 64, giving him a share of the first-round lead against a formidable field at TPC Deere Run. "It's hard to believe that it's been a year," said Johnson, who was... Read More