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@PGATourBrunch Opening Round Preview of the John Deere Classic
The 2021 John Deere Classic - First Look
COURSE: TPC Deere Run (Silvis, Illinois)
ARCHITECT: D.A. Weibring & Chris Gray
YARDS/PAR: 7,261 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $6,200,000 /$1,116,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Dylan Frittelli (July, 2019)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points Total/Winner: 2,989/500
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @JDClassic
PGA TOUR SITE: (John Deere Classic)
TV COVERAGE: Today, July 8 and Friday, July 9: 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, July 10, Round 3 coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. CBS takes over from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, July 11: Golf Channel opens final round coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) and CBS wraps it up from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: Streaming coverage with Featured Groups via PGA Live from 7:45am to 6:00pm (EDT) today and Friday. PGA Live Coverage expands on the weekend with Featured Groups streaming 7:45am to 3:00pm (EDT) and Featured Holes 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on both Saturday and Sunday.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio returns today and coverage runs 12:00pm Noon to 6:00pm (EDT) both today and Friday. Weekend coverage on PGA Tour Radio airs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) or until conclusion. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com
How to Watch: In case of changes, see: (PGATourCom)
John Deere Classic: Tourney Notebook
First time winners are always a big trend at the John Deere Classic and a part of the reason is the fact many of the top players are already in Europe or on the way to The Open Championship in Great Britain.
The John Deere Classic will be played for the 50th time, dating back to the inaugural event in 1971. The tournament was not played in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was replaced on the schedule by the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
The top player, not previously exempt for The Open Championship, from the top five and ties at the John Deere Classic will qualify for the season’s final major championship next weekend. There are 14 players in the field at both the John Deere Classic and The Open:
Byeong Hun An
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 7:45am (EDT) through 3:22pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with a 10% chance of rain. Winds blowing 9 mph from the North. Humidity at 71% and rising to 83% on Friday when there’s a 70% chance of rain.
PGATourBrunch will post at 7:00am (EDT) on Friday.
Last Week: Rocket Mortgage Classic (Results)
Erik van Rooyen OUT / J.J. Henry IN
Charlie Beljan OUT / Arjun Atwal IN
The Field - (link)
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On This Day in Golf History:
July 8, 1938 - Gail force winds blew across Royal ST. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England, disrupting The Open Championship as it ripped apart large hospitality tents on site. Reg Whitcombe prevailed in the elements for his only major victory. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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