Different Date, Same Magic
John Deere Classic organizers expect a stalwart field despite the tournament’s move to August
When the PGA Tour announced last year that the 2016 John Deere Classic would be scheduled opposite the men’s Olympic golf competition (Aug. 8–14), some expected leaders of the Quad Cities’ tournament to react with anger, outrage, whining or some combination thereof.
After all, scheduling the Deere against the Olympics meant 2015 champion Jordan Spieth would be in Rio chasing a gold medal rather than defending his title at TPC Deere Run. Surely, Deere tournament director Clair Peterson would be at least mildly hacked off, wouldn’t he?Read More