The PGA Tour visits the Quad Cities and TPC Deere Run for the 20th-consecutive year in 2019
2019 John Deere Classic July 11-14 • TPC Deere Run (Silvis)
SILVIS, Ill. – The PGA Tour world converges on TPC Deere Run this week for the playing of the John Deere Classic, the 49th time an event has visited the Quad Cities. The final stop on the PGA Tour's slate prior to the British Open features a field of 156 players who will traverse the 7,268-yard, par-71 track, which was designed by D.A. Weibring and opened in 2000. Recent tournaments have featured first-time winners, including Jordan Spieth in 2013, Brian Harman in 2014, and Michael Kim in last year's event.
The John Deere Classic has become a staple in terms of longevity on the PGA Tour, as well as for its charitable contributions, with more than $107 million raised for local charities. With its efforts over the past two decades, the tournament ranks first on the tour in per capita giving, and some 500 charities received donations in 2018. In addition to the charitable aspects, the John Deere Classic will feature a field full of golfing talent. Hot-ticket players this year include Viktor Hovland, a former Oklahoma State Cowboy, and former teammate Matthew Wolfe, who received a sponsor's exemption before earning his first PGA Tour victory in last week's 3M Open in Blaine, Minnesota.