Davis Thompson leads the John Deere Classic

PGA Tour golfers continue to battle in the usual weekly event.

by Andrea Gussoni
Davis Thompson leads the John Deere Classic
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PGA Tour golfers continue to battle in the usual weekly event. We have in fact reached one round from the end of an intense John Deere Classic (8 million dollars prize money), an event born in 1971 that catalyzes the attention of those who want to snatch the last qualifiers for the Open Championship.

With 18 holes remaining, there seem to be three golfers credited with the victory, with Davis Thompson in command.

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The American leads the leaderboard with a score of -21 (192 shots) and has climbed from fourth position thanks to a super round of -9 bogey free.

The pacesetter boasts a two-point margin over his compatriot Eric Cole and the Englishman Aaron Rai. Fourth position with a score of -17 for the American Haydn Springer and for the Chinese Taipei C.T. Pan. -16 and sixth place for the Americans J.J.

Spaun, Michael Thornbjornsen and Luke Clanton. The latter, not yet turned professional, continues to be in contention to snatch a sensational top ten. On the par 71 course of the TPC Deere Run in Silvis (Illinois, United States of America), the American Carson Young, the Finnish Sami Valimaki and the Filipino Rico Hoey close the top ten in ninth position with a score of -15.

At -14 we finally find a large group made up of the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas, the Englishman Harry Hall, and the Americans Ben Griffin, Keith Mitchell, Jordan Spieth, Andrew Novak, Lucas Glover, Chain Kim and Danny McCarthy.

The John Deere Classic is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It is played annually in July, the week before the British Golf Open, at TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities community of Silvis, Illinois. The tournament began as the Quad Cities Open in 1971 and was a "satellite event" on the PGA Tour.

It became an official touring event in 1972. Ed McMahon served as host of the tournament from 1975 to 1979. Title sponsors have included Miller Brewing Company (1982-1985), Hardee's (1986-1994), and John Deere (since 1999). ). From the event's inception in 1971 until 1974, it was played at Crow Valley Country Club in Davenport, Iowa.

It then moved to Oakwood Country Club in Coal Valley, Illinois from 1975 to 1999. Beginning in 2000, the event took place at the Deere Run TPC in Silvis. In 2005 and 2006, the tournament generated more media coverage due to sponsor exemptions granted to teenager Michelle Wie.3 The 2013 edition saw Jordan Spieth, two weeks before his 20th birthday, become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931

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