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

The 48th 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 9 through Sunday Jul 15.

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?

The McDonalds Youth Day will continue the bobble head tradition on Tuesday Jul 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the John Deere Family Zone. In addition to receiving the seventh bobble in the series, 2017 champion Bryson DeChambeau, children will receive visors, coupons for free meals and experience a day filled with fun golfing activities! At 2 p.m. PGA TOUR winner Wesley Bryan and NCAA champion Broc Everett from Des Moines will host a Youth Clinic on the driving range. Call (309) 762-GOLF or visit https://www.johndeereclassic.com/sponsorship/ticket-packages/ to get tickets for this free family event.

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 writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for QuadCities.com.