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Jason Dufner Wins First PGA Tour Event in New Orleans By Ashley Hansen | 28 April, 2012

After six years and 164 starts without a win along with a playoff loss at last year's PGA Championship, Jason Dufner finally got his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.  Dufner birdied the second hole of a sudden death playoff with Ernie Els, who again saw...

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Stricker Stays Steady with Another 3-Under Showing By Ashley Hansen | 27 April, 2012

Always a model of consistency, Steve Stricker shot a 3-under par 69 Saturday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, putting himself in position to win his 13th PGA Tour title in Sunday's final round.It was the third straight round in the 60s for Stricker, who sits at 13-under par through 54 holes and...

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Stricker Remains in Hunt After Second Round 68 By Ashley Hansen | 26 April, 2012

When he put up six birdies on his first 10 holes Friday, Steve Stricker thought his second round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was going to be something truly special.Stricker made four straight birdies on Holes 7-10 but missed a two-foot birdie putt on 11 - yes, even the best in the world...

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Stricker Off to a Good Start in New Orleans By Ashley Hansen | 25 April, 2012

Steve Stricker was back in action Thursday - and back to his usual outstanding form.After taking a couple of weeks off following the Masters, Stricker birdied four of his last five holes to shoot a 6-under par 66 in the opening round of the Zurich Classic outside New Orleans.  At the end of the...

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The John Deere Classic is Proud to Honor Sue Broderick as a JDC Community Hero By Ashley Hansen | 21 April, 2012

The second 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 Sue Broderick, who has volunteered at...

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Beth Bader Leads LPGA Event After Round One By Ashley Hansen | 18 April, 2012

In her first LPGA start of the season, Davenport native Beth Bader took the first-round lead Wednesday in the LPGA's LOTTE Championship in Hawaii.The 38-year-old Iowa State Hall of Famer shot 4-under par 68 at Ko Olina golf course, giving her a one-stroke lead over world No. 1 Yani Tseng, Jiyai...

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New Man in Charge at TPC Deere Run By Ashley Hansen | 17 April, 2012

The start of a new golf season brings new leadership to TPC Deere Run, home of the John Deere Classic and one of the Midwest's finest courses. Todd Hajduk (pronounced HY-DUKE) is Deere Run's new general manager and director of golf. He arrived in January from TPC Las Vegas, where he had spent...

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Pettersson Wins at Harbour Town As Zach Comes Second By Ashley Hansen | 14 April, 2012

Congratulations to Carl Pettersson, who shot a 2-under par 69 Sunday to hold onto his final round lead and win the RBC Heritage by five shots over runner-up Zach Johnson at the Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island, SC. Zach shot a 1-under 70 in the final round but was unable to close...

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Johnson Looks for First Win of the Year at RBC Heritage By Ashley Hansen | 13 April, 2012

2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson will be  looking for his eighth PGA Tour victory and his first since 2010 when he heads into Sunday's final round of the RBC Heritage tournament on Hilton Head Island.The John Deere Classic board member and Cedar Rapids, Ia. native is in third place, four...

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John Deere Classic’s Sally Welvaert to Be Honored by Athena Awards By Ashley Hansen | 10 April, 2012

Sally Welvaert, director of operations and sales for the John Deere Classic, will be recognized Thursday as one of six honorees for the Athena Awards given to women leaders for their outstanding achievements in business, government, education, and health care. One of the six finalists will be...

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC BIRDIES FOR CHARITY PROGRAM TO LAUNCH 2012 FUND-RAISING DRIVE AT JOHN DEERE PAVIL By Ashley Hansen | 8 April, 2012

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Bubba Watson - the “Other” Lefty - Wins The Masters By Ashley Hansen | 7 April, 2012

Bubba Watson isn't the left hander who was supposed to win The Masters.  That honor was supposed to have gone to the "Lefty" - a/k/a Phil Mickelson - after he set Augusta National ablaze with a back nine 6-under par 30 on Saturday afternoon, making it seem inevitable that he would win...

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Masters Offers Stricker a Good Chance for Major By Ashley Hansen | 1 April, 2012

When the NCAA tournament concludes Monday night, the "tradition unlike any other" quickly moves to center stage of the sports world as The Masters returns to Augusta National for the 76th time.With Tiger Woods once again the favorite to win golf's first major of the season, it almost seems like...

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World Rankings That Make You Say, “Hmmm…” By Ashley Hansen | 28 March, 2012

Steve Stricker isn't the only PGA Tour player ranked lower by the Official World Golf Rankingsthan he is by the Sagarin rankings. But while Sagarin ranks Stricker as No. 1 in the world and OWGR has him fifth, the disparity is far greater for other well-known players. At first blush, the divide seems...

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Is Stricker the Real World No. 1? By Ashley Hansen | 27 March, 2012

As he prepares to tee off Thursday at this week's Shell Houston Open, Steve Stricker either is the No. 1 or No. 5-ranked golfer in the world, depending whom you ask. The three-time John Deere Classic defending champion is ranked No. 5 in the hugely influential Official World Golf Rankings,...

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