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JOHN DEERE CLASSIC RECEIVES TWO “BEST OF” AWARDS AT 2015 PGA TOUR MEETINGS By Ashley Hansen | 3 December, 2015

Quad Cities Tournament Wins for “Most Engaged Community” and “Social Media Activation”The John Deere Classic received two “Best Of” honors from the PGA TOUR at the TOUR’s annual Tournament Meetings on Dec. 3.The John Deere Classic claimed the award for...

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2015 John Deere Classic Helps Raise a Record $8.73 Million for 488 Local and Regional Charities By Ashley Hansen | 1 November, 2015

To cap off an already memorable year when Jordan Spieth won his second John Deere Classic and title sponsor John Deere extended its commitment through 2023, tournament officials announced Friday that the 2015 JDC helped raise a record $8.734 million for 488 local and regional Quad Cities charities -...

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John Deere Classic announces new date for 2016 By Ashley Hansen | 29 July, 2015

Schedule Shift Is a One-Time-Only Event to Accommodate the Olympic GamesJohn Deere Classic officials today announced that the 2016 edition of the tournament has been scheduled for the week of Aug. 8-14 at TPC Deere Run, a one-time shift to accommodate the return of golf to the Olympic Games.In...

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Spieth Delivers at JDC, Ready for Open By Ashley Hansen | 14 July, 2015

Whether rallying from four shots behind with six holes to play for a second John Deere Classic win erased the doubts that followed his decision to play stateside prior to his bid for an historic third leg of the modern Grand Slam mattered little to Jordan Spieth on Sunday evening.But, hey,...

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Lee’s Mistake Leaves Him Shot Shy of Playoff By Ashley Hansen | 13 July, 2015

It certainly won’t be remembered in league with Merkle’s Boner or Chris Webber’s phantom timeout, but Danny Lee surely will spend at least Sunday’s Trans-Atlantic flight from the John Deere Classic to the British Open  wondering what might have happened had he not...

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RIA Soldiers caddy for pros, Bill Murray at the John Deere Classic By Ashley Hansen | 13 July, 2015

Six Soldiers from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command and First Army, both headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, met actor Bill Murray and professional golfers from around the world at the John Deere Classic here, July 8.Every year during the Pro-Am portion of the tournament, Soldiers from...

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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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