The John Deere Classic debuted on the PGA Tour in 1972 in the community of Silvis, Ill., and was originally known as the Quad Cities Open, which refers to the group of five cities straddling the Mississippi River on the Iowa-Illinois border. The tournament has been held in various places over the years, including the Crow Valley Country Club in Davenport, Iowa, until 1974, the Oakwood Country Club in Coal Valley, Ill., from 1975 to 1999, and the TPC at Deere Run in Silvis since 2000. The stroke play tournament carries a prize fund of $4.6 million and is played each July in the thick of the PGA Tour season.
2016 John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run
Ever since 2000, the John Deere Classic has been played at the TPC at Deere Run, which has provided significant challenges to golfers of all skill levels. The par-71 course spans 7,257 yards and is relatively new by PGA Tour standards, opening its doors in 2000. TPC Deere Run was designed by D.A. Weibring Golf Resources in tandem with the PGA, who were looking to create a world-class golf facility that could accommodate the John Deere Classic. The course has consistently been named one of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest magazine and offers a fantastic spectator experience with elevated walkways, stadium seating and an abundance of amenities.
John Deere Classic Event Guide
What day should I purchase tickets for?
Each day of the John Deere Classic offers fans and spectators something unique. The three practice rounds lets you get a glimpse of the strategy and form of your favorite players, while also getting to walk to ground uninhibited. The four tournament days at the John Deere Classic are always packed with action, with a champion being crowned on the tournament's final day.
Who will be in the field for the 2016 John Deere Classic?
The John Deere Classic is one of the top events on the PGA Calandar. Previous winners of the John Deere Classic include Jordan Spieth, Steve Stricker, Vijay Singh, and David Frost. The exact field for the 2016 John Deere Classic is released just prior to the event, and usually includes many of the top players on the PGA Tour.