It’s time to tee it up again this week for the John Deere Classic, running through July 16 at TPC Deere Run, 3100 Heather Knoll, Silvis.

More than 20 players who competed in last week’s PGA Championship have committed to play in the tournament. 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. Our 2016 champion, Ryan Moore, clinched the final point needed to bring the Ryder Cup home for the Americans.

Who will hoist the bronze deer trophy in 2017?

“The John Deere Classic is pleased and excited about the players who have committed to play in this year’s tournament,” said John Deere Classic tournament director Clair Peterson.

Please refer to www.johndeereclassic.com  for the PGA TOUR bag policy, prohibited items, mobile device policy and parking maps.

For more information on tickets and the event, see www.JohnDeereClassic.com.

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