John Deere Classic

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.

U of Illinois Teammates Receive JDC Sponsor Exemptions

Jul 12, 2017

Two recipients of sponsor exemptions for this year's John Deere Classic are college teammates. 

Stricker: Pork Chops, Community Make JDC Unique

Jul 12, 2017
Lacy Scarmana/WVIK

A three-time champion of the John Deere Classic is excited to be back at TPC Deere run in Silvis. 

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