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If attendance on the first day is any indication, this could be one of the best years ever for the John Deere Classic. 

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Now that his first PGA tournament is over, East Moline native Zack Vervaecke hopes to play in another. The golf pro and general manager of a club in Florida did not make the cut at the John Deere Classic, finishing at five over par over two rounds.

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Now that his first PGA tournament is over, East Moline native Zack Vervaecke hopes to play in another. The golf pro and general manager of a club in Florida did not make the cut at the John Deere Classic, finishing at five over par over two rounds.

River Bandits Thank Fans

Jul 9, 2015
Quad Cities River Bandits

If you had tickets for the June 29th game between the Quad Cities River Bandits and Beloit Snappers, chances are you had a tough time finding an open spot in the bleachers. That's because the River Bandits gave away dozens of free tickets for that night's game.

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Jackets and sweatshirts replaced short-sleeved shirts and shorts at the John Deere Classic today.

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Past champions Zach Johnson and Jordan Spieth are ready to compete this week at the 45th annual John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities. The golfers spoke to reporters today in Silvis at TPC Deere Run before tomorrow's pro-am.

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John Deere will continue to sponsor the annual professional golf tournament in the Quad Cities. This morning at world headquarters in Moline, the company and PGA announced a seven year extension that will take the John Deere Classic through 2023.

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Jordan Spieth's caddie told tales of the PGA Tour to hundreds of women at the John Deere Classic.

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 Actor and comedian Bill Murray will pack up his clubs and travel to the Quad Cities next week. He'll play in the John Deere Classic pro-am on Wednesday morning, with D.A. Points, at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis. 

Quad Cities River Bandits

The Quad Cities River Bandits finished the first half of the season with the best record in the Midwest League- and now, there's more good news. Today, the team announced Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport has been voted "Best of the Ballparks," in Class-A Baseball.  Spokesman Marco LaNave says the ballpark in Davenport received the most votes from fans and readers of Ballpark Digest. 

The award followed the River Bandit's best half-season in over 28 years. And, the team won 12 games in a row, which is the longest winning-streak since 1979. 

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