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Deere & Company extends PGA TOUR relationship through 2023 By Ashley Hansen | 7 July, 2015

John Deere will continue as a title sponsor of professional golf through 2023 as a result of a seven-year extension announced today by Deere & Company, the PGA TOUR and the John Deere Classic. The agreement includes sponsorship of the John Deere Classic and multiple designations for John Deere...

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Iowa’s Schaake Receives Sponsor Exemption to 2015 John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 3 July, 2015

The John Deere Classic has awarded a sponsor exemption to Iowa junior Carson Schaake to play in this week’s tournament at TPC Deere Run.Schaake was co-medalist at the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, led the Hawkeyes to the NCAA Regionals and earned first-team All Big Ten honors.  The native of...

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Competitive Field Shaping up for 2015 John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 1 July, 2015

At this year’s John Deere Classic, all eyes will be fixated on Jordan Spieth, the only golfer in the world with a shot at winning the Grand Slam.Nevertheless, while the 21-year-old winner of this year’s first two major championships is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 2 in...

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Bill Murray to Join D.A. Points in the John Deere Classic Pro-Am By Ashley Hansen | 29 June, 2015

 Bill Murray is coming to the 2015 John Deere Classic.Need we say more?The actor-comedian, whose hilarious portrayal of hapless greens keeper Carl Spackler in the immortal 1980 golf comedy Caddyshack has made him an icon of the game, will join veteran tour pro D.A. Points’ group in...

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John Deere Classic Awards Sponsor Exemptions to Three Top College Players By Ashley Hansen | 9 June, 2015

Former College Star Patrick Rodgers Receives a “Spieth” ExemptionThe John Deere Classic’s tradition of offering valuable playing opportunities to elite young players continued Wednesday when the tournament announced it has awarded sponsor exemptions to three of the nation’s...

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Masters Champion, U.S. Open Champion, Jordan Spieth to play at JDC By Ashley Hansen | 1 June, 2015

Three years ago, Jordan Spieth played the John Deere Classic on a sponsor exemption as an 18-year-old amateur, and made the cut.He returned in 2013, at age 19, and won the tournament in a sudden death playoff. In so doing Spieth became the youngest player to win on tour in 82 years, and announced...

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Harman to Defend at 2015 JDC By Ashley Hansen | 1 June, 2015

Brian Harman last year became the 20th first-time winner of the 44-year-old John Deere Classic, defeating Zach Johnson by one stroke.  It won’t be long now until the 5-foot 7-inch, 150-pound lefthander from Georgia returns to defend his title, July 6-12, at TPC Deere Run.Harman will be...

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John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Program Kicks Off 2015 Fund-Raising Drive at John Deere HQ By Ashley Hansen | 10 May, 2015

The John Deere Classic’s Birdies for Charity program today officially kicked off its annual drive to help raise donations for some 500 area charities, at the John Deere World Headquarters.The organization also introduced Lexus of the Quad Cities as its new automotive partner.  Lexus of...

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2014 JOHN DEERECLASSIC HELPS RAISE $6.33 MILLION FOR 470 LOCAL AND REGIONAL CHARITIES By Ashley Hansen | 30 October, 2014

The 2014 John Deere Classic helped raise a total of $6.33 million for 471 local and regional Quad Cities charities, an increase over last year, tournament officials announced Friday at John Deere World Headquarters.It's the third consecutive year the tournament has helped raise more than $6...

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2014 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC RECAP By Ashley Hansen | 12 July, 2014

Brian Harman shot a final round 5-under par 66 Sunday to edge Zach Johnson by one shot and win the 2014 John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.It was the first PGA TOUR victory for the left-handed 5-foot 7-inch 150-pound pro, who earned $847,000 in prize money and the final exemption...

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RICH HISTORY OF SPONSOR EXEMPTIONS AT THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 8 July, 2014

PGA TOUR superstars like Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson were once aspiring golfers just looking for a chance to prove they had the talent to play with the best in the world. The John Deere Classic gave those players, and many others, a chance to become household names. The John...

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INTERNATIONALS FLAVOR the 2014 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC By Ashley Hansen | 30 June, 2014

Though universally regarded as the PGA TOUR's quintessential summertime Midwestern event, this year's John Deere Classic features an international field sure to give both the leaderboard and locker room a cosmopolitan accent. This year, 34 players from 14 countries and six continents will be among...

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC FIELD COMING INTO FOCUS By Ashley Hansen | 27 June, 2014

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC AWARDS SPONSOR EXEMPTION TO NCAA CHAMPION CAMERON WILSON By Ashley Hansen | 28 May, 2014

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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC AWARDS SPONSOR EXEMPTIONS TO THREE TOP COLLEGE PLAYERS WITH MIDWESTERN ROOTS By Ashley Hansen | 21 May, 2014

The John Deere Classic's tradition of offering valuable playing opportunities to deserving up-and-coming young players continued Thursday when the tournament announced it has awarded sponsor exemptions to three of the nation's top college players, all of whom have roots in the Midwest....

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