The John Deere Classic tees off today at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. It’s the final event on the PGA tour for next week’s British Open.
Wisconsin native and University of Illinois graduate Steve Stricker tees off at 7:30 Thursday morning. This event has belonged to Stricker in recent years. He hoisted the trophy for three straight years from 2009 to 2011 before snapping that run last year finishing in a tie for 5th place.
The semi-retired Stricker is playing a light schedule in 2013. He will not be making the trip to Muirfield for the year’s 3rd Major next week.
Also in the field this week are Jerry Kelly (1:05 tee time) and Mark Wilson (8:50 tee time). Zach Johnson is the reigning champion.