The chairman of the John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities says the field for next week’s tournament may be the best in its history. The lineup is nearly complete after two former winners of major tournaments announced they will take part.
Tournament chairman Clair Peterson says the field is a mix of some of the biggest names in golf and the top newcomers.
2001 British Open champ David Duval returns for the second time and Peterson says the John Deere Classic has always been a place that young players can make a name for themselves. He says they try to help new young players out by giving them an exemption when they can.
Peterson says the PGA pros like playing the course, and talk about how it’s a refreshing change to see a golf course that isn’t “tricked up.”
The first round is next Thursday.