Clair Peterson

The John Deere Classic will not be played this summer. Thursday tournament officials announced the cancelation of what would have been the 50th PGA Tour event in the Quad Cities, and the 21st at TPC Deere Run in Silvis. 

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As the PGA Tour adjusts to the coronavirus, those in charge of the John Deere Classic are prepared to be flexible. In April, the tour announced four tournaments will be held without spectators in June. Then the second week of July, the Deere Classic in Silvis might be the first tournament with fans. / PGA Tour

Even though a number of tournaments have been cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19, the John Deere Classic is still on the PGA Tour's revised schedule.

Most tournaments in March, April, and May were postponed or cancelled.

But so far, the classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis will be held the second week of July, its original date.

Birdies for Charity Breaks Record

Oct 31, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Birdies for Charity has raised its highest total ever. Thanks to last summer's John Deere Classic, $13.82 million will be distributed to over 540 local charities, beating last year's record by nearly $400,000.

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.

Dozens of local charities gathered at John Deere World Headquarters in Moline to pick up materials for this year's Birdies For Charity fundraiser. The annual event raises money based on birdies scored by pro golfers during the John Deere Classic. 

Tournament Director, Clair Peterson
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Even without Bill Murray and Jordan Spieth, tournament week at is going very well at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis.

Some past champions and other top players will compete next month in the John Deere Classic. Monday tournament officials announced three-time winner Steve Stricker, and Zach Johnson who won in 2012, are among the players who've committed so far. 

In a normal year the tournament would be going on right now at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, but because of the Olympics, the PGA Tour postponed the Classic by one month. Tournament director Clair Peterson doesn't think that'll have much effect. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Golf fans in the Quad Cities may not get to see a few of their favorites play in person next year. Today, the John Deere Classic announced the PGA Tournament will be held the second week of August instead of July because golf will return to the Olympics.

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