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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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PGA TOUR RELEASES 2017-18 SEASON LINE UP OF 49 FEDEXCUP EVENTS By Ashley Hansen | 18 September, 2017

The John Deere Classic 2018 Dates: July 9-15The PGA TOUR today released the full 2017-18 Season schedule of 49 FedExCup tournaments, representing an increase of two events with the previously announced additions of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES at Jeju Island, Korea, and the elevation of the Web.com...

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John Deere Classic to donate to Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief By Ashley Hansen | 29 August, 2017

Tournament Acts in Support of Reigning Champion Bryson DeChambeauThe John Deere Classic will donate up to $10,000 to Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief via the American Red Cross, tournament officials announced today.The announcement came in support of the tournament’s 2017 champion, Bryson...

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BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU WINS JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 15 July, 2017

By RICK BROWNBryson DeChambeau got a history lesson Sunday. And it turned him into an emotional wreck.The newest John Deere Classic champion had no idea that one of his idols, Payne Stewart, won his first PGA Tour event in the Quad Cities in 1982. DeChambeau wears the same Ben Hogan-style hat...

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Patrick Rodgers leads by 2 headed into Sunday By Ashley Hansen | 14 July, 2017

By RICK BROWNPatrick Rodgers feels right at home at the John Deere Classic.He played in his first PGA Tour event here in 2012. He was in contention in a tour event for the first time at TPC Deere Run, in 2013. This was even the first tour event he attended as a spectator.And now, it could be...

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Patrick Rodgers takes the lead headed into Saturday By Ashley Hansen | 13 July, 2017

By Rick BrownPatrick Rodgers first came to the John Deere Classic in 2012 as a college star, playing on a sponsor’s exemption.The Stanford all-American missed the cut, but got another exemption in 2013 and opened some eyes. Including his own. Rodgers held the lead for a brief spell in the...

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Hadley Maintains Form on Friday Morning After Regaining PGA TOUR Status By Ashley Hansen | 13 July, 2017

Chesson Hadley is making the most of his second chance through two rounds of the John Deere Classic.Hadley shot a bogey-free 7-under-par 64 Friday to share the early second-round lead with Chad Campbell, who posted a 68. Both players are at 9-under par and in the lead with the afternoon half of...

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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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