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Another young player gets his first victory at the John Deere Classic.

Chuck Austin Photo: Courtesy of the City of Rock Island Bracelet Photo: Courtesy of Pat Shouse

Longtime John Deere Classic volunteer Charles "Chuck" Austin was killed last week in an accident at TPC Deere Run.

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A three-time champion of the John Deere Classic is excited to be back at TPC Deere run in Silvis. 

PGA Tour of Australia

The John Deere Classic's tradition of inviting promising young players will continue this year. The tournament has awarded a sponsor exemption to Curtis Luck of Australia who recently turned professional after being rated the world's number one amateur golfer.

2016 John Deere Classic winner Ryan Moore and Deere CEO Sam Allen
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It's a milestone year for the John Deere Classic. Deere signed its first sponsorship agreement with the PGA 20 years ago, and now has the third longest sponsor relationship on the the tour.

TPC Deere Run

On Midwest Week, the John Deere Classic is now 20 years old - not the tournament but the sponsorship.

A brown and cream-colored owl perches on a tree branch with green leaves in the background.
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TPC Deere Run is known for more than hosting the John Deere Classic every summer. It's also known as an outdoor classroom, a training ground for firefighters, and for environmental stewardship.

2016 John Deere Classic Champion Ryan Moore waves to the crowd after his final putt on the 18th green.
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Ryan Moore won the John Deere Classic yesterday, picking up his fifth PGA Tour title. The  33-year-old shot a 4-under 67, beating Ben Martin by two strokes. Moore finished at 22-under for the tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, playing the final 46 holes without a bogey.

JD Classic Week Begins

Aug 8, 2016

The John Deere Classic will be held this week, about a month later than usual because of the Olympics.

Events get underway Monday in Silvis at TPC Deere Run with the John Deere Golf Pro-Am, followed on Tuesday by Youth Day, including a Youth Clinic. The John Deere Classic Pro-Am is set for Wednesday.

If attendance on the first day is any indication, this could be one of the best years ever for the John Deere Classic. 

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