John Deere Classic 2024: Who will lift the bronze buck trophy? Field, betting, tee times and more

The PGA Tour stops off in Illinois for the John Deere Classic before heading to Scotland as the quest for The Open begins.

Previously called the Quad Cities Open, the John Deere Classic is the final US-based tournament before a big fortnight in Scotland, starting with the Genesis Scottish Open, pre-cursor to the season’s final Major at Royal Troon.

To help attract the strongest field possible, the tournament sponsors a charter flight from Quad Cities International Airport on Sunday night that arrives in Britain on Monday morning.

The tournament is renowned for its low scoring with only three of the past 10 winners not finishing 20-under-par or below. Austria’s Sepp Straka got the job done on 21-under last year for a second PGA Tour win, propelling him into Luke Donald’s Ryder Cup team for Rome. A final round 59 wasn’t to be though, finding water on the 72nd hole.

What format is the John Deere Classic?

The format of the John Deere Classic is a standard strokeplay event played over 72 holes with a cut after 36 holes (two rounds). The player with the lowest aggregate score over four rounds will win the tournament.

Where is the John Deere Classic played?

Since 2000, the John Deere Classic has been played at TPC Deere Run on the north bank of the Rock River in Silvis, Illinois. The low-scoring par 71 track plays in the region of 7,289 yards and was designed by Illinois native D.A. Weibring who was quoted as saying:

“Deere Run has all the things I think you’d like to have in a golf course. There are elevation changes, great views and scenery, hardwood trees. You have the Rock River complemented with small ponds and deep ravines… and best of all, there’s no real estate.”

The John Deere Classic is played at TPC Deere Run in Illinois

Who is in the field for the John Deere Classic?

With many of the PGA Tour’s big guns taking a week off before traveling to Scotland, the John Deere Classic provides a great opportunity for the wider PGA Tour membership to bag themselves a good helping of FedExCup points, with the champion also earning a spot in next week’s Genesis Scottish Open, if required.

Defending champion Sepp Straka returns to TPC Deere Run, as does two-time winner Jordan Spieth who will be hoping to find some form ahead of the Scottish links. Third-place finisher at the US Open, Patrick Cantlay also tees it up in Illinois as the highest-ranked player.

The full field can be found here.

Sepp Straka won the 2023 John Deere Classic

How much will the John Deere Classic winner receive?

The winner at TPC Deere Run will receive a $1.3 million cut from the $8 million prize fund and 500 FedExCup points. The purse is over three times the amount players at the BMW International Open are competing for on the DP World Tour this week.

Who has won the John Deere Classic?

Here are the last 10 winners of the tournament:

2023Sepp Straka-21
2022J.T. Poston-21
2021Lucas Glover-19
2019Dylan Frittelli-21
2018Michael Kim-27
2017Bryson DeChambeau-18
2016Ryan Moore-22
2015Jordan Spieth-20
2014Brian Harman-22
2013Jordan Spieth-19
*2020 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to watch the John Deere Classic?

US viewers can watch the event on The Golf Channel (all times EDT).

Thursday 04 July: The Golf Channel, 15.00

Friday 05 July: The Golf Channel, 15.00

Saturday 06 July: The Golf Channel, 12.00

Sunday 07 July: The Golf Channel, 12.00

UK viewers can watch the event on Sky Sports Golf (all times BST).

Thursday 04 July: Sky Sports Golf, 17.00

Friday 05 July: Sky Sports Golf, 17.00

Saturday 06 July: Sky Sports Golf, 17.00

Sunday 07 July: Sky Sports Golf, 17.00

John Deere Classic: Tee times

Tee times and groupings for rounds 3 & 4 can be found here.

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