The list of big names who will take part in next week’s John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities continues to get longer. Steve Stricker is currently ranked seventh in the world and already has a win on the PGA Tour this year and Tom Lehman won the British Open in 1996.
Tournament director Clair Peterson says Lehman gives them 13 past major championship players in the field and he says it adds frosting to what has been a growing field of golfers.
Peterson says the addition of Stricker means four of the top 10-ranked American golfers will be in the field. Kenny Perry just won a tournament and Zach Johnson has won twice and they are the top two in the FedEx points list. Perry is the defending champ of the tournament which begins July 10th.