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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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John Deere Classic to Honor Local Heros Through Ad Campaigns By Ashley Hansen | 22 March, 2012

The John Deere Classic launches its new "Community Heroes" print advertising campaign on Friday (March 23) in newspapers that serve the Quad Cities community.  The "Heroes" campaign will appear as a half-page color ads in the Moline Dispatch and the Quad City Times.  The series of...

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Move Over, Rory; Donald Reclaims World No. 1 Status By Ashley Hansen | 17 March, 2012

Congratulations, Luke Donald, on an impressive sudden-death playoff win Sunday (March 18) over Jim Furyk, Sang-Moon Bae, and Robert Garrigus at the Transitions Championship in Tampa Bay. Donald stuck his approach on the first playoff hole to seven feet and looked on as Furyk, Bae, and...

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Harrington Sets New Course Record to Lead at Innisbrook By Ashley Hansen | 14 March, 2012

Three former John Deere Classic champions were in the top 10 Thursday at the end of Round 1 of the PGA Tours Transitions Championships in Tampa Bay.Aussie John Senden (2006) and 53-year-old Kenny Perry (2008) were in a seven-way tie for third after shooting 5-under 66 at the Copperhead course at...

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PGA TOUR Moves to Tampa Bay this Week By Ashley Hansen | 12 March, 2012

The PGA Tour moves north to the Tampa Bay area this week from Miami, but some players might think they took a detour to Georgia or North Carolina.The Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor - host club for the Transitions Championship - features the kind of soaring pine trees and elevation changes not...

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Tiger’s Injury Overshadows Rose’s Stellar Win at Doral By Ashley Hansen | 10 March, 2012

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All Will be Chasing Bubba on Sunday at Doral By Ashley Hansen | 9 March, 2012

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Bubba Moves on Up on Day Two at Doral By Ashley Hansen | 8 March, 2012

Bubba Watson went crazy low at Doral Friday, shooting a 10-under par 62 to take a one-shot lead over England's Justin Rose into the weekend at the WGC Cadillac Championship.Watson, who once introduced his own line of benevolently priced golf shirts at the John Deere Classic, now wears fancier duds...

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Strong Start for Stricker at Doral By Ashley Hansen | 7 March, 2012

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It’s All in a Name at Doral By Ashley Hansen | 6 March, 2012

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Rory Takes Tiger’s Old Spot at World’s No. 1 Golfer By Ashley Hansen | 4 March, 2012

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STRICKER AIMS FOR HISTORIC FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN AT 2012 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 29 February, 2012

Steve Stricker will attempt to become only the fifth player in golf history to win the same tournament four consecutive times when he goes for the "Stricker Slam" here this summer at the John Deere Classic.   The 45-year-old "Man from Wisconsin" will try to join golf legends Tom Morris,...

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2011 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC IOWA PGA DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT CHAMPIONS HONORED AT UNI BASKETBALL GAME By Ashley Hansen | 23 January, 2012

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC NAME EARNS “BEST OF” AWARD ON THE PGA TOUR By Ashley Hansen | 12 December, 2011

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