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Wheatcroft Leads After Round 1 of the John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 11 July, 2018

By Rick Brown, John Deere Classic CorrespondentSteve Wheatcroft had mastered the screwball.That’s fine if you’re a pitcher, not so good if you’re trying to make your livelihood on the PGA Tour.“I’d hit one or two screwballs a round that cost me a bogey or double...

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John Deere Classic 2018 Preview By Ashley Hansen | 11 July, 2018

By: Rick Brown, John Deere Classic CorrespondentSteve Stricker is 51 years old, but acting his age has never been a requirement.“I don’t feel like I’m in my 50s,” Stricker said. “I preface that by saying when I wake up, I do. But then as I get going I feel okay. I...

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The First Tee CEO Keith Dawkins to Attend 2018 John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 24 June, 2018

Keith Dawkins, new CEO of The First Tee, and three John Deere scholarship winners from The First Tee, will participate in a variety of activities at this year’s John Deere Classic, including playing in the Wednesday Pro-Am.Dawkins, who officially took over leadership of The First Tee...

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DeCHAMBEAU HIGHLIGHTS FIELD OF PAST CHAMPS, FAN FAVORITES AND RISING STARS AT ‘18 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 18 June, 2018

With defending champion Bryson DeChambeau as the focus, this year’s John Deere Classic field will feature current and future Hall of Famers, up-and-coming stars, past champions and fan favorites.DeChambeau, winner of Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament earlier this month, will be joined...

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC ANNOUNCES FOUR ELITE YOUNG SPONSOR EXEMPTIONS By Ashley Hansen | 30 May, 2018

The John Deere Classic’s long tradition of affording playing opportunities to promising young stars continued today as the tournament announced its first four sponsor exemptions for the event, July 9-15, at TPC Deere Run.“In the past we’ve given sponsor exemptions to some elite...

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The John Deere Classic Announces Four Elite Young Sponsor Exemptions By Ashley Hansen | 30 May, 2018

The John Deere Classic’s long tradition of affording playing opportunities to promising young stars continued today as the tournament announced its first four sponsor exemptions for the event, July 9-15, at TPC Deere Run.“In the past we’ve given sponsor exemptions to some elite...

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JDC Announces Inaugural “Giving Week” to Boost Bonus Fund By Ashley Hansen | 27 May, 2018

The John Deere Classic today announced it will conduct its first-ever “Giving Week,” June 17-23, to raise money for the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund.Tournament staff and others will participate in a variety of activities aimed at raising money for the Bonus Fund, culminating with a...

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DeChambeau to Defend his Title at 2018 John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 22 May, 2018

Bryson DeChambeau, who won his first PGA TOUR title at last year’s John Deere Classic, will be back to defend it the week of July 9-15.DeChambeau holed a clutch 14-foot putt on the 18th hole to shoot a 6-under par 65 in the final round, including a 30 on the back nine, to win in...

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Under the Radar Changes at TPC Deere Run By Ashley Hansen | 22 May, 2018

Three holes at TPC Deere Run have undergone subtle changes in advance of this year’s John Deere Classic, July 9-15.Golf Course Superintendent Alex Stuedemann said the alterations were done at the request of the PGA TOUR with an eye toward constantly improving competitive conditions at the...

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC BIRDIES FOR CHARITY PROGRAM KICKS OFF 2018 FUNDRAISING DRIVE By Ashley Hansen | 8 April, 2018

In Its 48th Year, Tournament Looks to Surpass $100M Charity Total Lexus of the Quad Cities to Provide 2018 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...

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PGA TOUR Gives Back: Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley By Ashley Hansen | 7 January, 2018

This is the story of  John, a Club kid. He is just one of the many who are a part of the PGA TOUR’s record donation to charity of over $180 Million in 2017 and the John Deere Classic’s impact on the local community. John, age 14, has been a member of the Boys & Girls...

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PGA TOUR Gives Back: American Red Cross By Ashley Hansen | 5 January, 2018

This is the story of American Red Cross volunteer Pete Schlicksup. He is just one of the many who are a part of the PGA TOUR’s record donation to charity and the John Deere Classic's impact on the local community. Pete Schlicksup serves in a volunteer leadership role with...

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Chuck Austin of the John Deere Classic recognized posthumously as PGA TOUR Volunteer of the Year By Ashley Hansen | 11 December, 2017

Tournament Wins First Place for Most Engaged Community and Best Social Media ActivationJohn Deere Classic volunteer Charles “Chuck” Austin, who died tragically three days before this year’s tournament, was honored posthumously as PGA TOUR Volunteer of the Year at the Tour’s...

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Birdies for Charity Sets $5,000 Goal for 2017 #GivingTuesday By Ashley Hansen | 19 November, 2017

Did you know...The John Deere Foundation matches donations to the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund! We need your help to maximize that match this #GivingTuesday.Our goal is to raise $5,000 by November 30th this year and your donation will be doubled with the John Deere Foundation's match,...

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2017 John Deere Classic helps raise a record $12.27 Million for 521 local and regional charities By Ashley Hansen | 30 October, 2017

Lexus of the Quad Cities Donates 2-Year Lease to Lucky Winner The John Deere Classic charity machine has done it again.Tournament officials announced Monday that the 2017 John Deere Classic helped raise a record $12.27 million for 521 local and regional charities that participated in the Birdies...

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