The John Deere Classic, PGA Tour golf tournament, celebrates half a century. The 50th edition of the competition, scheduled from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 July, will be played in Silvis, Illinois (USA), and will offer a total prize pool of 6,200,000 dollars.
Major starter in the United States, with few champions in the field at TPC Deere Run. In fact, if many big internationals have taken a break to better prepare for the Open Championship (4th and last Grand Slam tournament, from 15 to 18 July in England), others will be engaged (in the same days) on the European Tour to the Scottish Open.
Dylan Frittelli, The John Deere Classic
The South African Dylan Frittelli will defend the title won in 2019 – the dispute in 2020 was canceled for Covid. Among the most anticipated players are the American Daniel Berger and the South Korean Sunjae Im. In 2018 he classified according to Francesco Molinari, this week among the 8 blues in North Berwick for the Scottish Open.
Jon Rahm has been named Golfer of the Month after winning his maiden Major Championship at the 121st U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
Rahm was one of the favourites heading into the third Major of the year with seven top tens to his name In 2021 prior to arriving In San Diego, where rounds of 69-70-72-67 led to a six under par total and enough for a one shot victory over Louis Oosthuizen.
The Spaniard’s round was topped off by two emphatic birdies on the last two holes, with his closing effort similar to that of Tiger Woods’ famous putt at the 2008 U.S. Open.
Marcus Armitage finished second in the Golfer of the Month contest, courtesy of his maiden emotional victory at the Porsche European Open. Armitage, who lost his mother in his teenage years, posted a best of the day final round 65 to win by two strokes.
Norwegian superstar Viktor Hovland came in third following his win at the BMW International Open. Hovland’s victory was his first in Europe and saw him jump to ninth on the Race to Dubai Rankings, as well as sitting In a strong position to secure a place on the 2021 European Ryder Cup Team.
Rounding off the voting was another first-time winner in Jonathan Caldwell, who won the Scandinavian Mixed hosted by Henrik and Annika. The unique format, where men and women played on the same course for the same prize fund, was a great success, and Caldwell secured victory with a birdie on his final hole after a career defining shot from the long rough.