John Deere Classic Tickets
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John Deere Classic - First Round
TPC At Deere Run
Aug 11 2016
John Deere Classic - Second Round
TPC At Deere Run
Aug 12 2016
Details of John Deere Classic and the Ticket Luck value
John Deere Classic is golf tournament based in Silvis, Illinois. It is played each year as part of the prestigious PGA Tour. Traditionally, it has been played in July, usually sometime before other golf tournaments, in particular British Open series. The venue for this tournament has always been the Deere Run’s TPC. Golf enthusiasts can support their star players in person for this event by getting hold of John Deere Classic tickets. The event will not only consist of professionals on the field, but also a series of parties, activates, and open field times for audiences to play as well. The field times have been divided such that they are separate for the younger golfers and the senior ones.
When the John Deere Classic first started in 1971, it was known as “Quad Cities Open” and was considered more of a “satellite event” as part of PGA Tour. It was only the following year that the event became a permanent part of the PGA. During the early years, the tournament had sponsors such as Ed McMahon, Hardee’s, “Miller Brewing Company” and finally, its namesake today, John Deere. Where other companies only lasted 3 to 5 years, John Deere has been the sponsor for the longest time, having been part of the event since 1999.
More recently, the John Deere Classic has gained mainstream attention because of the story surrounding golfer Michelle Wie. She was the only woman to receive the sponsor’s exemption and to be allowed to be part of the tournament which has long been believed to be a male-centric event. She first received this exemption back in 2005. When this happened, the news made the papers and numerous sports magazines. The tournament itself got more television airtime that it ever had had before. The press showed up along with thousands of fans who came to show their support to Wie. Since she was a teenager herself, her story also attracted a bigger younger audience than the tournament had ever managed to generate before. Another notable golfer to be part of this event is Sean O’Hair. In 2005, he played the game of his career which led to his qualification to the British Open as well. He eventually won the “PGA Rookie of the Year” that season.
During the first four years of the tournament’s inception, the games were played at the Davenport, Iowa’s “Crow Valley Country Club”. Later on it moved to Coal Valley, Illinois’s “Oakwood Country Club” where it stayed for a good 25 years. But, in 1999, it finally moved to the Deere Run.
The PGA tour has now allowed the John Deere Classic to remain part of its tour in the future as well. Once the tournament has found the right sponsors to carry it forwards, a change in the traditional schedule is in order. The organizers are trying to move the date at a time where more fields can be attracted. For now, fans can get John Deere Classic tickets for the usual season.