John Deere Classic

Kim Wins JD Classic

Jul 27, 2018
WVIK News

On Midwest Week, the John Deere Classic helps boost the career of another young player. 

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

What the John Deere Classic lacked in suspense, it more than made up for in history.

During day 2 of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run, David Hearn finished his back-nine leading the field at 12-under par.

The John Deere Classic PGA tournament will get underway Thursday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis. 156 players will compete for 5.8 million dollars in prize money.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Sports reporters and golf fans were treated to breakfast and a bit of a "show" at TPC Deere Run. At this morning's John Deere Classic Media Day, defending champion Bryson DeChambeau discussed his scientific approach to playing golf.

City of Rock Island

Longtime John Deere Classic volunteer Charles "Chuck" Austin III is being honored as the PGA Tour's Volunteer of the Year.

Birdies for Charity Breaks Fundraising Record

Oct 31, 2017
Tournament Director Clair Peterson (left) and volunteer coordinator Pat Shouse announce this year's fundraising total for Birdies for Charity at Deere and Company Headquarters.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK News

It was another record-breaking year for Birdies for Charity. The annual event raises money based on the number of Birdies recorded during the John Deere Classic. 

WVIK News

Another young player gets his first victory at the John Deere Classic.

Remembering Chuck Austin, Longtime JDC Volunteer

Jul 14, 2017
Chuck Austin Photo: Courtesy of the City of Rock Island Bracelet Photo: Courtesy of Pat Shouse

Longtime John Deere Classic volunteer Charles "Chuck" Austin was killed last week in an accident at TPC Deere Run.

Chuck Austin
City of Rock Island

The community is remembering a former teacher, alderman and volunteer.

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