Next week’s John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities will include three of the top ten finishers at this month’s U.S. Open. PGA Tour veteran Jeff Maggert has committed to play after a third place finish at the open. The number of top pros taking part continues to grow for a tournament that just a few years ago had difficulty attracting any. Tournament director Clair Peterson says moving to a new course was a big upgrade and that’s one of the factors. Vijay Sinhg is the defending champ and will return this year even though the tournament is the week before the British Open. He says just as exciting is having Nick Price play the tourney for the first time in 14 years.Mark McGuire will not be part of the field. The retired St. Louis Cardinals homerun king has said he is interested in competing someday on the Champions Tour but declined an invitation make his PGA debut next week. He says McGuire sent a reply that he still has concerns about his golf game being ready for the test. The first round of the Deere Classic is July eighth.
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