The reigning British Open champion will play in next month’s P.G.A. Tour John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities. Louis Oosthuizen earned his first major championship in 2010 by winning the British Open by seven strokes at St. Andrews.
Tournament director Clair Peterson says having Oostehuizen in the field is exciting and it’s his first time playing in this tournament. For the past few years the John Deere Classic has offered an easy way for players to travel to the British Open. The charter plane leaves directly from the area and flies directly to the British Open. Each player is asked to donate $1,250 per seat on the flight.
Peterson says Oosthuizen has also had a long relationship with John Deere as he bought a Deere tractor after winning last year. Oosthuizen will be a guest speaker at a Deere event while in the Quad Cities.
The John Deere Classic is July 7th through the 10th near the Quad Cities.