Golfers, volunteers, and fans are enjoying dry, seasonal weather at the John Deere Classic in Silvis. And the forecast calls for sunny conditions with highs in the 80s through Sunday.
Bart Baker, Chairman of the tournament board, says the non-profit organization couldn't pull off the PGA Tour contest without more than 14-hundred local volunteers.
The total purse is 4.6 million dollars, and the winner will take home 828,000.
The Golf Channel is providing television coverage of the John Deere Classic at 2 p.m. for the first two rounds and noon until 1:30 p.m. for the 3rd and 4th rounds. Then CBS Four, WHBF TV will broadcast portions of the tournament from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Shuttles are available from parking lots set aside for the public at the Isle of Capri casino in Bettendorf and the Quad City Downs in East Moline.
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