Stricker Ties for 2nd at Firestone CC; Looks to PGA By Ashley Hansen | 4 August, 2012
In a positive run up to this week's PGA Championship, Steve Stricker finished in a tie for second Sunday at the WGC Bridgestone Championship in Akron.
Stricker, who will be looking to win his first major championship this week at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, got hot with his putter in the final... Read More
Ernie Els Wins British; Zach Finishes Top 10 By Ashley Hansen | 21 July, 2012
Congratulations to Ernie Els on winning his second British Open and his fourth career major championship Sunday at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.
While others collapsed around him - most notably fourth-round leader Adam Scott - the affable South African managed to shoot a final round... Read More
Zach Moves Up on Moving Day; In Contention for British Open Title By Ashley Hansen | 20 July, 2012
Zach Johnson put himself in position to win his second major championship when he shot a 4-under par 66 in benign conditions Saturday at the British Open.
The Cedar Rapids, Ia. native and 2007 Masters champion made six birdies and two bogeys in a brilliant round that helped nullify the 4-over 74... Read More
14 of 25John Deere Classic Contestants Make the Cut at the British Open By Ashley Hansen | 19 July, 2012
Fourteen of the 25 players who competed in last week's John Deere Classic made the cut Friday at the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
The group represents more than half of the 26 Americans who will be playing on the weekend at the great English links course. At 2-under... Read More
Stricker Tied with Tiger after Day One of British Open; In Hunt for First Major Title By Ashley Hansen | 18 July, 2012
Steve Stricker responded Thursday from the disappointment of not winning his fourth straight John Deere Classic last Sunday by shooting a 3-under par 67 in the opening round of the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
Stricker's score has him tied for sixth place along with seven other... Read More
Zach Opens British Where He Left Off at TPC Deere Run By Ashley Hansen | 18 July, 2012
In the end, Zach Johnson's first round at the British Open looked a lot like his final round at the John Deere Classic - numerically at least.
He shot 65.
The main difference is that Sunday's 6-under par round at the par 71 TPC Deere Run occurred amid steamy Midwestern drought conditions and... Read More
John Deere Classic Contestants Invade England’s Royal Lytham & St. Annes By Ashley Hansen | 17 July, 2012
A total of 25 John Deere Classic contestants are playing in the British Open this week, including 2012 champion Zach Johnson and 2009-11 champion Steve Stricker.
Twenty-three of the 25 flew on the John Deere Classic charter Sunday night non-stop to Manchester, England from Quad City... Read More
Zach Johnson Wins the John Deere Classic; Stricker Just Misses Making History By Ashley Hansen | 14 July, 2012
When he won the 2007 Masters, he
introduced himself in the Augusta National media center by saying, "I'm
Zach Johnson from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That's about it. I'm a normal
guy." Zach needed no such introduction Sunday, when he
won the John Deere Classic on the second hole of a... Read More
Stricker in Position to Win Fourth Straight John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 13 July, 2012
Steve Stricker's historic quest to win this week's John Deere Classic for the fourth consecutive time finally has morphed from pre-tournament promotional theme into final-round potential reality.
Stricker made four straight birdies on the back nine Saturday to shoot 5-under 66, moving himself... Read More
Deere & Company to Donate $175 per Birdie on the Weekend By Ashley Hansen | 12 July, 2012
Stricker Lurking with Two Rounds to Play By Ashley Hansen | 12 July, 2012
After two rounds at the 2012 John Deere Classic, only three strokes and six players stood between Steve Stricker and the lead in a tournament he is trying to win for an historic fourth consecutive time.
Stricker, who trailed leader Troy Matteson by four shots at the start of his day, shot a... Read More
Stricker Off to a Good Start in Quest for Four By Ashley Hansen | 11 July, 2012
The start of his first round was less than ideal. But by the time it was over Steve Stricker was still in the hunt for his fourth straight victory at the John Deere Classic.
After shooting an even par 35 on the front nine, Stricker blitzed the back nine with a 6-under par 30 to finish... Read More
Stricker Defense Begins Thursday By Ashley Hansen | 10 July, 2012
On Thursday, Steve Stricker begins his historic quest to become only the fifth player in championship golf history to win the same event four consecutive times.
Last week at the Greenbrier Classic, he played in the same group with the only living member that exclusive club: Tiger Woods.
"I... Read More
Feherty’s Focus Brings Shining Moments to Wounded Warriors By Ashley Hansen | 10 July, 2012
Though Young, Rodgers Has a History at the John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 9 July, 2012
When 19-year-old Stanford sophomore Patrick Rodgers tees it up with the PGA Tour pros on Thursday, it won't be his first competitive round at TPC Deere Run.
Just three years ago, the Avon, Indiana native tied for second in the American Junior Golf Association's John Deere Classic Junior Open.... Read More