John Deere Classic

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John Deere Classic
John Deere Classic logo.png
Tournament information
LocationSilvis, Illinois, U.S.
Established1971
Course(s)TPC Deere Run
Par71
Length7,257 yards (6,636 m)[1]
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$6,200,000
Month playedJuly
Tournament record score
Aggregate257 Michael Kim (2018)
To par−27 as above
Current champion
United States Lucas Glover
Location Map
TPC Deere Run is located in the United States
TPC Deere Run
TPC Deere Run
Location in the United States
TPC Deere Run is located in Illinois
TPC Deere Run
TPC Deere Run
Location in Illinois

The John Deere Classic is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It is played annually in July, the week before The Open Championship, at TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities community of Silvis, Illinois.

The tournament began as the Quad Cities Open in 1971 and was a "satellite event" on the PGA Tour. It became an official tour event in 1972.[2] Ed McMahon served as tournament host from 1975 to 1979. Title sponsors have included Miller Brewing Company (1982–85), Hardee's (1986–94) and John Deere (since 1999).

From the event's inception in 1971 through 1974, it was played at Crow Valley Country Club in Davenport, Iowa. It then moved to Oakwood Country Club in Coal Valley, Illinois from 1975 to 1999. Beginning in 2000, the event has been at the TPC at Deere Run in Silvis.[3]

In 2005 and 2006, the tournament generated more media coverage because of the sponsor's exemptions given to teenager Michelle Wie.[4] The 2013 edition saw Jordan Spieth, two weeks shy of his 20th birthday, become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931.[5]

Since the introduction of the Open Qualifying Series, the John Deere Classic is a final chance for a player not already exempt to earn entry into The Open if he finished in the top five. In order to help attract players who will compete in the following week's Open Championship, since 2008 the John Deere Classic has sponsored a charter flight that leaves the Quad Cities on Sunday night and arrives in Britain the next morning.[6][7]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($)
John Deere Classic
2021 United States Lucas Glover 265 −19 2 strokes United States Ryan Moore
United States Kevin Na
1,116,000 6,200,000
2020 Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[8]
2019 South Africa Dylan Frittelli 263 −21 2 strokes United States Russell Henley 1,080,000 6,000,000
2018 United States Michael Kim 257 −27 8 strokes United States Bronson Burgoon
United States Joel Dahmen
Italy Francesco Molinari
United States Sam Ryder
1,044,000 5,800,000
2017 United States Bryson DeChambeau 266 −18 1 stroke United States Patrick Rodgers 1,008,000 5,600,000
2016 United States Ryan Moore 262 −22 2 strokes United States Ben Martin 864,000 4,800,000
2015 United States Jordan Spieth (2) 264 −20 Playoff United States Tom Gillis 846,000 4,700,000
2014 United States Brian Harman 262 −22 1 stroke United States Zach Johnson 846,000 4,700,000
2013 United States Jordan Spieth 265 −19 Playoff Canada David Hearn
United States Zach Johnson
828,000 4,600,000
2012 United States Zach Johnson 264 −20 Playoff United States Troy Matteson 828,000 4,600,000
2011 United States Steve Stricker (3) 262 −22 1 stroke United States Kyle Stanley 810,000 4,500,000
2010 United States Steve Stricker (2) 258 −26 2 strokes United States Paul Goydos 792,000 4,400,000
2009 United States Steve Stricker 264 −20 3 strokes United States Zach Johnson
United States Brett Quigley
United States Brandt Snedeker
774,000 4,300,000
2008 United States Kenny Perry 268 −16 Playoff United States Brad Adamonis
United States Jay Williamson
756,000 4,200,000
2007 United States Jonathan Byrd 266 −18 1 stroke South Africa Tim Clark 738,000 4,100,000
2006 Australia John Senden 265 −19 1 stroke United States J. P. Hayes 720,000 4,000,000
2005 United States Sean O'Hair 268 −16 1 stroke United States Robert Damron
United States Hank Kuehne
720,000 4,000,000
2004 Australia Mark Hensby 268 −16 Playoff England John E. Morgan 684,000 3,800,000
2003 Fiji Vijay Singh 268 −16 4 strokes United States Jonathan Byrd
United States J. L. Lewis
United States Chris Riley
630,000 3,500,000
2002 United States J. P. Hayes 262 −22 4 strokes United States Robert Gamez 540,000 3,000,000
2001 United States David Gossett 265 −19 1 stroke United States Briny Baird 504,000 2,800,000
2000 United States Michael Clark II 265 −19 Playoff United States Kirk Triplett 468,000 2,600,000
1999 United States J. L. Lewis 261 −19 Playoff United States Mike Brisky 360,000 2,000,000
Quad City Classic
1998 United States Steve Jones 263 −17 1 stroke United States Scott Gump 279,000 1,550,000
1997 United States David Toms 265 −15 3 strokes United States Brandel Chamblee
United States Robert Gamez
United States Jimmy Johnston
243,000 1,350,000
1996 United States Ed Fiori 268 −12 2 strokes United States Andrew Magee 216,000 1,200,000
1995 United States D. A. Weibring (3) 197[a] −13 1 stroke United States Jonathan Kaye 180,000 1,000,000
Hardee's Golf Classic
1994 United States Mark McCumber 265 −15 1 stroke United States Kenny Perry 180,000 1,000,000
1993 South Africa David Frost (2) 259 −21 7 strokes United States Payne Stewart
United States D. A. Weibring
180,000 1,000,000
1992 South Africa David Frost 266 −14 3 strokes United States Tom Lehman
United States Loren Roberts
180,000 1,000,000
1991 United States D. A. Weibring (2) 267 −13 1 stroke United States Paul Azinger
United States Peter Jacobsen
180,000 1,000,000
1990 United States Joey Sindelar 268 −12 Playoff United States Willie Wood 180,000 1,000,000
1989 United States Curt Byrum 268 −12 1 stroke United States Bill Britton
United States Brian Tennyson
126,000 700,000
1988 United States Blaine McCallister 261 −19 3 strokes United States Dan Forsman 108,000 600,000
1987 United States Kenny Knox 265 −15 1 stroke United States Gil Morgan 90,000 500,000
1986 United States Mark Wiebe 268 −12 1 stroke United States Curt Byrum 72,000 400,000
Lite Quad Cities Open
1985 United States Dan Forsman 267 −13 1 stroke United States Bob Tway 54,000 300,000
Miller High Life QCO
1984 United States Scott Hoch (2) 266 −14 5 strokes United States George Archer
United States Vance Heafner
United States Dave Stockton
36,000 200,000
1983 United States Danny Edwards 266 −14 Playoff United States Morris Hatalsky 36,000 200,000
1982 United States Payne Stewart 268 −12 2 strokes United States Brad Bryant
United States Pat McGowan
36,000 200,000
Quad Cities Open
1981 Canada Dave Barr 270 −10 Playoff United States Woody Blackburn
United States Frank Conner
Canada Dan Halldorson
Mexico Victor Regalado
36,000 200,000
1980 United States Scott Hoch 266 −14 3 strokes United States Curtis Strange 36,000 200,000
Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open
1979 United States D. A. Weibring 266 −14 2 strokes United States Calvin Peete 36,000 200,000
1978 Mexico Victor Regalado 269 −15 1 stroke United States Fred Marti 30,000 150,000
1977 United States Mike Morley 267 −17 1 stroke United States Bob Murphy
Mexico Victor Regalado
25,000 125,000
1976 New Zealand John Lister 268 −16 2 strokes United States Fuzzy Zoeller 20,000 100,000
1975 United States Roger Maltbie 275 −9 1 stroke United States Dave Eichelberger 15,000 75,000
Quad Cities Open
1974 United States Dave Stockton 271 −13 1 stroke United States Bruce Fleisher 20,000 100,000
1973 United States Sam Adams 268 −16 3 strokes United States Dwight Nevil
United States Kermit Zarley
20,000 100,000
1972 United States Deane Beman (2) 279 −5 1 stroke United States Tom Watson 20,000 100,000
1971 United States Deane Beman 277 −7 2 strokes United States Dow Finsterwald 5,000 25,000
  1. ^ Shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Sources:[9][10]

Multiple winners[edit]

Through 2018, six men have won the John Deere Classic more than once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament at a glance". John Deere Classic. 2012. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  2. ^ History: John Deere Classic
  3. ^ "Inside the course: TPC Deere Run". PGA Tour. July 9, 2012. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Wie withdraws due to heat exhaustion at John Deere Classic". PGA Tour. July 14, 2006. Archived from the original on July 16, 2006. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "Jordan Spieth, 19, takes John Deere". ESPN. July 14, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  6. ^ Sherman, Ed (July 8, 2008). "John Deere Classic finds novel way to attract players". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  7. ^ Hoggard, Rex (July 4, 2011). "Air Deere draws Open crowd to John Deere". Golf Channel. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  8. ^ "2020 John Deere Classic canceled due to area restrictions, related concerns". PGA Tour. May 28, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  9. ^ John Deere Classic – Winners – at pgatour.com
  10. ^ John Deere Classic – Winners Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine – at golfobserver.com (1972–2009)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°28′37″N 90°23′31″W / 41.477°N 90.392°W / 41.477; -90.392