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HOWELL, SCHNIEDERJANS SHOOT 8-UNDER TO LEAD ROUND ONE By Ashley Hansen | 12 July, 2017

Charles Howell III was sidelined for nine weeks earlier this PGA Tour season with a rib injury.“With this particular injury, all I could really do was putt, so I spent more time putting in those nine weeks than I have in maybe the last five years of my career,” Howell said.Practice...

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Howell is the early morning leader By Ashley Hansen | 12 July, 2017

Charles Howell III was watching the Golf Channel earlier this week, and they were discussing Zach Johnson’s track record at the John Deere Classic.“I figured if I could try to ride his coattails, I’d be doing all right,” Howell said.Ride, he did. Howell, who was paired...

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Connections Run Deep at the John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 12 July, 2017

By Rick Brown It started as a favor for a family friend in 2005. As it turns out, it was the start of a story that shows the John Deere Classic is a magical place.Andrew Huseman was 10 years old when he came to the 2005 Deere, but he already had big golf dreams. One player he looked up to...

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John Deere Classic Statement On Accidental Death By Ashley Hansen | 6 July, 2017

A longtime volunteer at the John Deere Classic has died today as the result of an accident at TPC Deere Run. Tournament officials announced that Charles “Chuck” Austin, 68, of Rock Island, Illinois, died of injuries apparently suffered in a tragic accident at the golf course while...

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John Deere Classic Awards Sponsor Exemption to Australia’s Curtis Luck By Ashley Hansen | 3 July, 2017

The John Deere Classic today announced it has awarded a sponsor exemption to Australia’s Curtis Luck, the world’s former No. 1 amateur who recently turned pro.Luck, 20, of Cottesloe in Western Australia (near Perth), tied for fifth, July 2, at the Quicken Loans Championship, his best...

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Watson, Love Commit to John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 25 June, 2017

Major champions Bubba Watson and World Golf Hall-of-Fame member Davis Love III have committed to play in this year’s $5.6 million John Deere Classic, July 10-16, at TPC Deere Run, tournament officials announced Monday.“The John Deere Classic is excited to announce that Bubba Watson and...

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Hoffman, Berger highlight latest John Deere Classic commitments By Ashley Hansen | 19 June, 2017

 PGA TOUR veteran Charley Hoffman, who finished eighth at last week’s U.S. Open, and Daniel Berger, who successfully defended his title in the FedEx-St. Jude event in Memphis earlier this month, have committed to compete in the $5.6 million John Deere Classic, July 10-16, at TPC Deere...

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Going into the Final Round, former John Deere Classic Champion Brian Harman leads the U.S. Open By Ashley Hansen | 17 June, 2017

By Barry CroninJohn Deere Classic Media DirectorIt’s known as boring golf. Hit it in the fairway. Hit it on the green. Try to make your birdie putt. If you don’t, tap it in for par and move on.So far, so good, for Brian Harman, the 2014 John Deere Classic champion who leads the...

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Stricker Returns Home for the U.S. Open this week By Ashley Hansen | 13 June, 2017

By Barry CroninJohn Deere Classic Media DirectorThree-time John Deere Classic champion Steve Stricker (2009-’11) will be back at TPC Deere Run next month, but not before he plays in his 20th U.S. Open this week at Erin Hills Golf Club in his home state of Wisconsin.Stricker had to get...

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U.S. Open Contestants also Playing John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 11 June, 2017

At least 25 players competing in this week’s U.S. Open at Erin Hills currently are scheduled to play at the John Deere Classic, July 10-16, at TPC Deere Run.In addition to John Deere Classic past champions Zach Johnson (2012), three-peater Steve Stricker (2009-’11), Brian Harman...

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John Deere Classic field is looking good By Ashley Hansen | 6 June, 2017

A combination of young up-and-comers, hard core veterans, and recent champions comprise an increasing compelling commitment list for the 2017 John Deere Classic, July 10-16, at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.And the group looks to be a formidable challenge to last year’s champion, Ryan...

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John Deere Classic Announces Four Stellar Young Sponsor Exemptions By Ashley Hansen | 30 May, 2017

Consistent with its tradition of offering promising young players the opportunity to compete against the best, the John Deere Classic today announced it has awarded sponsor exemptions to four of the game’s most accomplished amateurs, including two from the University of Illinois.Those who...

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Ryan Moore set to defend at the 2017 John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 23 May, 2017

Ryan Moore, whose two-shot victory at last year’s John Deere Classic helped him earn the final captain’s pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, will defend his title, July 10-16, at TPC Deere Run.The 34-year-old Las Vegas resident shot 22-under par at Deere Run last year with rounds of...

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Country Music Star Cole Swindell to Appear at John Deere Classic Charity Concert By Ashley Hansen | 20 April, 2017

Country music star Cole Swindell will perform at the John Deere Classic’s second annual charity concert on Wednesday, July 12, at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa.Tickets to see the Platinum-selling country music hit-maker in this intimate setting are priced at $100, with...

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John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Program Kicks Off 2017 Fundraising Drive By Ashley Hansen | 9 April, 2017

Lexus of the Quad Cities to Provide 2017 Lexus NX to a Lucky WinnerThe John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program on Monday officially kicked off its annual drive at John Deere World Headquarters to help raise donations for some 500 area charities.“We are very excited to kick...

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