Calling all golf aficionados and enthusiasts! The most exciting event to hit the Quad Cities is right around the corner.

The 49th John Deere Classic is next in line on the PGA Tour and is happening right here in the Quad Cities at TPC Deere Run (3100 Heather Knoll Silvis) from Monday Jul 8 through Sunday Jul 14.

The John Deere Classic was honored to be named the 2016 Tournament of the Year by the PGA TOUR and has a long history of providing some of the most magical and memorable finishes in golf. Many recall Steve Stricker’s three-peat of championships from 2009 – 2011. Cedar Rapids native, Zach Johnson reigned victorious in 2012 in what he refers to as his 5th major. 2013 provided a playoff that would change the game on TOUR when Jordan Spieth won his first PGA TOUR event at the age of 19 and then went on to win here again in his phenomenal 2015 campaign. Ryan Moore, the 2016 champ, clinched the final point needed to bring the Ryder Cup home for the Americans. 2017 champion, Bryson DeChambeau, also won his very first PGA TOUR event here, following in the footsteps of his idol, Payne Stewart. Who will hoist the bronze deer trophy in 2018?

Thanks to Ray’z Barber Shop and Lowe’s, all military personnel currently holding a Common Access Card (CAC), as well as those who have retired from Armed Services and Veterans who have a valid ID card, will be given free admission along with 1 guest each day Thursday – Sunday. This offer applies to active duty, retired military and veterans of the armed forces only, and not civilian or contractor CAC card holders. Appropriate identification must be shown at the front gate to receive daily ticket or you may register online through SheerID. Veterans may display Department of Defense Uniform Services or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs cards or copy of DD214 form. Some driver’s licenses will also have Veteran status included and can be used to gain entry. All military guests are invited to the air-conditioned Military Outpost venue behind #18 tee for VIP golf viewing. There will be an on-site chef Thursday – Sunday grilling up entrees and hot sandwiches. There will also be gourmet grab and go snacks and charcuterie trays available daily!

Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available in the Military Outpost venue.

 

Here is this year’s schedule of events:

Monday Jul 8

Noon                                John Deere Golf Pro- Am

6:30 p.m.                         Wednesday Pro-AM Pairings Party

 

Tuesday Jul 9    

All Day                              Professional Practice Rounds (FREE Admission)

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.                 The First Tee Youth Day Activities (John Deere Family Zone near #7 tee)

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.               The First Tee Lunch & Learn with a PGA TOUR pro

2 p.m.                               FREE Youth Clinic (TPC Deere Run Driving Range)

 

Wednesday Jul 10         

6:45 a.m. & Noon           John Deere Classic Pro-Am (AM & PM Tee Times)

All Day                              BONUS DAY – Ticketholders gets in FREE to watch the Pro-Am

7 p.m.                               Charity Concert (The Rust Belt, East Moline)

 

Thursday Jul 11

7 a.m.                 First Round of the John Deere Classic (approx. starting time)

3 – 6 p.m.            Golf Channel TV Coverage (CST)

All Day               SENIOR DAY – Anyone 60 years or older gets in for $20 (gate admission only)

ALL WEEK          MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM sponsored by Ray’z Barber Shop & Lowe’s

University of Iowa Day – Wear Gold & Black!

 

Friday Jul 12

7 a.m.                 Second Round of the John Deere Classic (approx. starting time)

3 – 6 p.m.           Golf Channel TV Coverage (CST)

ALL WEEK          MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM sponsored by Ray’z Barber Shop & Lowe’s

 

Saturday Jul 13

7 a.m.                               Third Round of the John Deere Classic (approx. starting time)

NOON – 1:30 p.m.           Golf Channel TV Coverage (CST)

2 – 5 p.m.                         CBS Sports TV Coverage (CST)

ALL WEEK                        MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM presented by Ray’z Barber Shop & Lowe’s

 

Sunday Jul 14   

7 a.m.                                Final Round of the John Deere Classic (approx. starting time)

NOON – 1:30 p.m.          Golf Channel TV Coverage (CST)

2 – 5 p.m.                         CBS Sports TV Coverage (CST)

ALL WEEK                        MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM presented by Ray’z Barber Shop & Lowe’s

5:30 p.m.                         Trophy Presentation follows completion of play

 

To purchase tickets for this year’s John Deere Classic, visit https://www.johndeereclassic.com/. To follow updates and receive giveaways, visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/johndeereclassic/.

Don’t miss this year’s John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. Magic Happens Here!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.