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John Deere Classic preview: How to watch, who to watch, the course and prize money

Lucas Glover, who won his first PGA Tour title in 10 years with last year’s victory, will be hoping to become the first back-to-back winner since Steve Stricker.

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The 51st edition of the John Deere Classic will take place at TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois over the next four days.

There are some intriguing names teeing it up at TPC Deere Run. Among them is champion Lucas Glover, who won his first PGA Tour title in 10 years with last year’s victory.

Glover will be hoping to become the first back-to-back winner since Steve Stricker won three in a row from 2009 to 2011.

Denny McCarthy, who finished in a tie for 7th at this year’s US Open at The Country Club is one to watch this weekend.

Adam Hadwin also tied for 7th at the US Open, five shots back of Matt Fitzpatrick’s winning total, and is another player to keep an eye on.

The course

TPC Deere Run is a par 71 that tips at 7,289 yards. Its 21 additional yards from how it routed since 2007 is due to a new tee on the par-4 first hole that now reaches 416 yards.

Tournament favourite

Webb Simpson is the highest-ranked player in the field and is the favourite to lift the trophy on Sunday. The 36-year-old will be aiming to live up to expectations and claim his first win since the summer of 2020, when he won the RBC Heritage.

Prize money

Players will be competing for a $7.1 million purse, an increase of $900,000 from last year. This year’s winner will earn $1.278m with the runner-up netting $773,900.

How to watch the John Deere Classic

CBS and Golf Channel will split TV coverage of the 2022 John Deere Classic. Golf Channel will provide coverage of the first two rounds and early coverage on the weekend, with CBS taking over for the third and final rounds.

You can watch the John Deere Classic online with PGA Tour Live on ESPN+.

2022 John Deere Classic tee times: Round 1 (ET)

The action gets underway on Thursday 30 June 2022.

Tee No. 1

7:45 a.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Maverick McNealy, Brandon Hagy

Tee No. 10

7:45 a.m. – Ricky Barnes, Alex Smalley, Taylor Moore

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