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... Read More
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,... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
THREE TOP COLLEGE PLAYERS RECEIVE SPONSOR INVITATIONS TO COMPETE AT THE 2012 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 10 June, 2012
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... Read More
Encore: Stricker Makes “The Putt” Again By Ashley Hansen | 4 June, 2012
Steve Stricker returned to the scene of his winning putt at last year's John Deere Classic - and made it again!
During media day on Monday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., Stricker again performed in the clutch as he tapped the 25-foot downhill putt from the back right fringe of the 18th green... Read More
Stricker Defends His Memorial Title By Ashley Hansen | 31 May, 2012
Steve Stricker got his putter going Friday and soared up the leaderboard at the Memorial Tournament outside Columbus, Ohio, where he is defending champion.
"I made some putts coming in," Stricker said afterward. "Something I haven't been doing for awhile. But I made three putts coming... Read More
John Deere Classic Introduces New iPhone and Smartphone App By Ashley Hansen | 28 May, 2012
Zach Wins at Colonial CC for Second Time in Three Years By Ashley Hansen | 26 May, 2012
Zach Cuts Dufner’s Lead to One Heading to Colonial Finale By Ashley Hansen | 25 May, 2012
Saturday didn't exactly live up to its reputation as "moving day" on the PGA Tour. Zach Johnson began the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club trailing his playing partner and second-round leader Jason Dufner by two strokes. By the time it was over, the former... Read More
Zach Goes Low Again; Trails Dufner by Two By Ashley Hansen | 24 May, 2012
Zach Johnson on Friday followed up his field-leading opening-round 5-under 65 with a stellar second-round 67 only to end the day trailing - who else? - Jason Dufner at the Crowne Invitational at historic Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Dufner, the erstwhile journeyman pro who has morphed... Read More
Zach Grabs First-Round Lead at Historic Colonial By Ashley Hansen | 23 May, 2012
Zach Johnson proved once again Thursday there's truth in the old adage: "There are horses for courses."
The former Masters champ and John Deere Classic board member opened with a 6-under par 64 at Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth to take the first-round lead in the Crowne Plaza Invitational.... Read More
The John Deere Classic is Proud to Honor Russ Naaktgeboren as a JDC Community Hero By Ashley Hansen | 17 May, 2012
The third John Deere Classic Community Hero was featured in local newspaper advertising this week as part of the tournament's season-long campaign to recognize those who volunteer their time to the tournament and to other charitable causes.
This week's hero is Russ Naaktgeboren , who has... Read More