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Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

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

 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. 

Quad Cities Triathlon

Jun 18, 2015
Quad Cities Triathlon

More than 600 people are expected to spend Saturday morning, swimming, riding their bikes, and running for a total of more than 18 miles. The 16th annual Quad Cities Triathlon will be held at West Lake Park, on the western edge of Davenport. 

John Deere Classic

Three college golfers, and one amateur, will have a chance to compete against the pros next month.  Wednesday, the John Deere Classic awarded four sponsor exemptions to some of the nation's top young golfers, so they can play in this year's tournament. One is Bryson DeChambeau, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Quad Cities River Bandits

Three Quad Cities River Bandits will play in this year's Midwest League All-Star Game- more than any other Western Division team. In addition, the team says one of its pitchers will be a reserve, for the June 23rd game in Peoria. River Bandits catcher, Jacob Nottingham, second baseman, Mott Hyde, and third baseman Nick Tanielu were selected by Western Division field managers to start in the game.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

  The countdown has officially begun for the John Deere Classic, which will be held the first full week of next month. Monday morning, the tournament hosted media day for reporters, photographers, and others to learn about what's new this year.

WVIK Staff

After winning his first PGA tournament at the John Deere Classic, Brian Harman finally feels like he belongs among the pros. Monday morning, the defending champion talked about life on the road and the perks of winning, for Media Day at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis. He says the John Deere Classic will always be one of his favorites. 

Harman is the 20th golfer to win a PGA title for the first time at the Classic. The 28-year-old newly-wed from Georgia says being away from home has been hard, but he loves the work. 

submitted / Cordova International Raceway

The local dragstrip has a new track and a new name. On Wednesday, the Cordova International Raceway held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the resurfaced track and other renovations.

Criterium Weekend

May 22, 2015
Quad Cities Criterium

A long weekend of bike racing is underway in eastern Iowa.