[ {"id":"300a6812-59db-5c06-9ced-5fdb8cecd1ed","type":"article","starttime":"1482883200","starttime_iso8601":"2016-12-27T18:00:00-06:00","lastupdated":"1482897705","sections":[{"augustana":"sports/college/augustana"},{"golf":"sports/golf"}],"application":"editorial","title":"Augustana golfers have a space to call their own","url":"http://qctimes.com/sports/college/augustana/article_300a6812-59db-5c06-9ced-5fdb8cecd1ed.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/sports/college/augustana/augustana-golfers-have-a-space-to-call-their-own/article_300a6812-59db-5c06-9ced-5fdb8cecd1ed.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/sports/college/augustana/augustana-golfers-have-a-space-to-call-their-own/article_300a6812-59db-5c06-9ced-5fdb8cecd1ed.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":2,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"byline":"Steve Batterson\nsbatterson@qctimes.com","prologue":"A new indoor golf center at Augustana\u2019s Carver Center will help bridge the gap between the fall and spring seasons for members of the Vikings\u2019 men\u2019s and women\u2019s golf teams. \u201cIt gives us a place on campus where our student-athletes can work on their games at any time of the year,\u2019\u2019 Augustana men\u2019s coach Paul Del Vecchio said.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["augustana golf","paul del vecchio","vikings","sport","golfer","augustana","golf","putt","chipping","putting green"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":"","images":[{"id":"b2917479-8cfb-5bfe-a947-849b688f1eab","description":"Augustana College golf coach Paul Del Vecchio putts at the new indoor practice area in the Carver Center last week.","byline":"Jeff Cook, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1252,"hiresheight":1656,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/29/b2917479-8cfb-5bfe-a947-849b688f1eab/5863040bcd539.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1252","height":"1656","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/29/b2917479-8cfb-5bfe-a947-849b688f1eab/5863040bcc3e5.image.jpg?resize=1252%2C1656"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"132","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/29/b2917479-8cfb-5bfe-a947-849b688f1eab/5863040bcc3e5.image.jpg?resize=100%2C132"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"397","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/29/b2917479-8cfb-5bfe-a947-849b688f1eab/5863040bcc3e5.image.jpg?resize=300%2C397"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"1354","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/29/b2917479-8cfb-5bfe-a947-849b688f1eab/5863040bcc3e5.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C1354"}}},{"id":"9d6c0ea8-235d-5f9f-9c32-9ff719a4c8e2","description":"Augustana College golfers can hit tee shots into a net at their new indoor practice area in the Carver Center.","byline":"Jeff Cook, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1694,"hiresheight":1223,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/d6/9d6c0ea8-235d-5f9f-9c32-9ff719a4c8e2/5863040c76663.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1694","height":"1223","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/d6/9d6c0ea8-235d-5f9f-9c32-9ff719a4c8e2/5863040c75627.image.jpg?resize=1694%2C1223"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"72","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/d6/9d6c0ea8-235d-5f9f-9c32-9ff719a4c8e2/5863040c75627.image.jpg?resize=100%2C72"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"217","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/d6/9d6c0ea8-235d-5f9f-9c32-9ff719a4c8e2/5863040c75627.image.jpg?resize=300%2C217"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"739","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/d6/9d6c0ea8-235d-5f9f-9c32-9ff719a4c8e2/5863040c75627.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C739"}}}],"revision":3,"commentID":"300a6812-59db-5c06-9ced-5fdb8cecd1ed","body":"

A new indoor golf center at Augustana\u2019s Carver Center will help bridge the gap between the fall and spring seasons for members of the Vikings\u2019 men\u2019s and women\u2019s golf teams.

\u201cIt gives us a place on campus where our student-athletes can work on their games at any time of the year,\u2019\u2019 Augustana men\u2019s coach Paul Del Vecchio said.

\u201cIt will help them prepare for the heart of our season in the spring and when we go on an early spring trip, it won\u2019t be a situation where guys will be picking up the clubs for the first time since October.\u2019\u2019

Three years of planning went into the facility which was completed earlier this month, turning two little-used racquetball courts into training areas designed to help Augustana golfers with all segments of the game.

One room is for putting and chipping and the other is a driving room and both include state-of-the-art facilities.

The putting and chipping room includes a 30-by-20 foot undulating putting green with seven hole locations. There are also two built-in chipping mats as well as a portable chipping pad.

The construction simulates the angles and challenges Augustana golfers face whenever they need to knock down a three-to-nine foot putt.

\u201cThe roll is true,\u2019\u2019 Del Vecchio said. \u201cThe undulating nature of the surface creates very realistic conditions.\u2019\u2019

The chipping area features mats which simulate hitting onto greens from a variety of surfaces.

Augustana golfers will have a chance to work on their driving skills in an adjacent room which houses three nine-by-six feet hitting bays. The bays feature TrueStrike mats designed to recreate the feeling of hitting off of a fairway.

Eventually, golfers will able to finish a session in the driving room and then review their work on three launch monitors which will measure such things as club speed, launch angle, ball speed and club path.

\u201cAll of the numbers that are a part of the game today, guys will be able to check those things out,\u2019\u2019 Del Vecchio said. \u201cIt\u2019s all designed to give our golfers a good facility on campus that they will have access to that will allow them to improve their games.\u2019\u2019

Soon golfers will have access to the rooms even when practice isn\u2019t taking place, providing them with a chance to improve skills on their own.

Del Vecchio said Augustana coaches studied similar areas at Drake University and in the Chicago area when designing the facility.

In the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, Del Vecchio said Carthage has a similar indoor facility on campus and North Park is working toward one as well.

\u201cHaving space dedicated for golf on campus is important for our program,\u2019\u2019 Del Vecchio said. \u201cIt demonstrates a commitment by the college to our programs and the commitment we have to help our golfers develop their games.\u2019\u2019

In addition to completing the new facility, Del Vecchio said Augustana has started reaching out to former golfers at the college and is working to connect alumni with the program.

\u201cThey\u2019re a part of our program and we want to make that connection,\u2019\u2019 Del Vecchio said.

"}, {"id":"beacdc44-d20c-5677-b940-cd60422d28a0","type":"article","starttime":"1481235120","starttime_iso8601":"2016-12-08T16:12:00-06:00","lastupdated":"1481509288","sections":[{"golf":"sports/golf"}],"application":"editorial","title":"JDC named PGA Tour's Tournament of Year","url":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/article_beacdc44-d20c-5677-b940-cd60422d28a0.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/jdc-named-pga-tour-s-tournament-of-year/article_beacdc44-d20c-5677-b940-cd60422d28a0.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/jdc-named-pga-tour-s-tournament-of-year/article_beacdc44-d20c-5677-b940-cd60422d28a0.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":3,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"byline":"Matt Coss\nmcoss@qctimes.com","prologue":"The John Deere Classic had plenty of obstacles to overcome this year. The tournament was bumped back a month from its traditional July date and coincided with the Summer Olympics. Its defending champion did not return for the first time in 46 years of the event. And inclement weather forced significant delays and had the third round finishing at dusk.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["tournament","sport","jdc","clair peterson","olympics","pga tour","staff","john deere classic"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":"","images":[{"id":"b5c13617-456b-5a41-a1cf-7ad0d6b6229c","description":"Professional Golfer Ryan Moore poses for photos with the John Deere Classic trophy along with Chairman Paul Scranton on the 18th green of TPC Deere Run in Silvis on Aug. 14. Moore won the Classic with 262 strokes, 22 under par.","byline":"Andy Abeyta","hireswidth":1845,"hiresheight":1123,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/5c/b5c13617-456b-5a41-a1cf-7ad0d6b6229c/5849e1bd2d6fd.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1845","height":"1123","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/5c/b5c13617-456b-5a41-a1cf-7ad0d6b6229c/57b113706f9dd.image.jpg?resize=1845%2C1123"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"61","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/5c/b5c13617-456b-5a41-a1cf-7ad0d6b6229c/57b113706f9dd.image.jpg?resize=100%2C61"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"183","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/5c/b5c13617-456b-5a41-a1cf-7ad0d6b6229c/57b113706f9dd.image.jpg?resize=300%2C183"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"623","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/5c/b5c13617-456b-5a41-a1cf-7ad0d6b6229c/57b113706f9dd.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C623"}}},{"id":"37989fa9-2624-5265-8ba4-c16fdb55cbc8","description":"Members of the volunteer committee applaud tournament winner Ryan Moore as he walks down to the 18th green to receive his trophy at the John Deere Classic in Silvis on Aug. 14. The JDC was named tournament of the year by the PGA Tour at is annual meetings.","byline":"Andy Abeyta","hireswidth":1792,"hiresheight":1156,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/79/37989fa9-2624-5265-8ba4-c16fdb55cbc8/5849e1f98eca5.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1792","height":"1156","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/79/37989fa9-2624-5265-8ba4-c16fdb55cbc8/57b11382dfb0d.image.jpg?resize=1792%2C1156"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"65","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/79/37989fa9-2624-5265-8ba4-c16fdb55cbc8/57b11382dfb0d.image.jpg?resize=100%2C65"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"194","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/79/37989fa9-2624-5265-8ba4-c16fdb55cbc8/57b11382dfb0d.image.jpg?resize=300%2C194"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"661","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/79/37989fa9-2624-5265-8ba4-c16fdb55cbc8/57b11382dfb0d.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C661"}}},{"id":"247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633","description":"Ryan Moore putts on the 18th green as he wraps up his John Deere Classic victory Sunday at TPC Deere Run.","byline":"Andy Abeyta, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1643,"hiresheight":1261,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1175ee00b5.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1643","height":"1261","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1137134aa1.image.jpg?resize=1643%2C1261"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"77","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1137134aa1.image.jpg?resize=100%2C77"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"230","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1137134aa1.image.jpg?resize=300%2C230"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"786","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1137134aa1.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C786"}}}],"revision":9,"commentID":"beacdc44-d20c-5677-b940-cd60422d28a0","body":"

The John Deere Classic had plenty of obstacles to overcome this year.

The tournament was bumped back a month from its traditional July date and coincided with the Summer Olympics. Its defending champion did not return for the first time in 46 years of the event. And inclement weather forced significant delays and had the third round finishing at dusk.

Still, the JDC persevered through it all.

The reward was being named the PGA Tour's 2016 Tournament of the Year on Wednesday night at the annual tournament meetings.

Ryan Moore, who clinched the final point for the United States in its Ryder Cup victory earlier this fall, won this year's JDC. The small-market event also raised a record $10.54 million through its Birdies for Charity program\u00a0\u2014 up $1.8 million from the previous year.

\"It represents the great work of the John Deere Classic board of directors, staff, our 1,700 incredible volunteers, our 491 participating charities, and our steadfast and supportive title sponsor, John Deere, whose commitment to corporate citizenship is a core principle of the company,\" tournament director Clair Peterson said in a statement.

The JDC also received first-place awards for Most Engaged Community and Best Social Media Activation. A Wednesday night private concert featuring Jake Owen contributed a half-million dollars to the charity's bottom line.

In addition, more than 750 boys and girls participated in the tournament's annual Youth Day during tournament week.

\"The tournament staff should be extremely proud of its hard work and for being recognized as the best tournament among its peers on the Tour,\" PGA Tour chief tournaments and competitions officer Andy Pazder said.

The 2017 JDC is scheduled for July 10-16 at TPC Deere Run.

"}, {"id":"ab25a0cc-f7bb-5b60-bd84-1aa68a4a421f","type":"article","starttime":"1480432440","starttime_iso8601":"2016-11-29T09:14:00-06:00","sections":[{"local":"news/local"},{"golf":"sports/golf"}],"application":"editorial","title":"Glynns Creek Golf Course closes today for season","url":"http://qctimes.com/news/local/article_ab25a0cc-f7bb-5b60-bd84-1aa68a4a421f.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/news/local/glynns-creek-golf-course-closes-today-for-season/article_ab25a0cc-f7bb-5b60-bd84-1aa68a4a421f.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/news/local/glynns-creek-golf-course-closes-today-for-season/article_ab25a0cc-f7bb-5b60-bd84-1aa68a4a421f.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":1,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"prologue":"The Scott County Conservation Board reports that Glynns Creek Golf Course will close for the season at the end of today. The Clubhouse Pro Shop remain open for holiday shopping from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, through Dec. 23. The Clubhouse will then close for the season. Call (563) 328-3284 for more information.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["golf course","conservation board","clubhouse pro shop","season","today","shopping","glynns creek"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":"","images":[{"id":"f8376c71-c23f-549d-9c0f-b6527814f490","description":"","byline":"","hireswidth":null,"hiresheight":null,"hiresurl":null,"presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"144","height":"133","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/83/f8376c71-c23f-549d-9c0f-b6527814f490/583d9ca385524.image.jpg?resize=144%2C133"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"92","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/83/f8376c71-c23f-549d-9c0f-b6527814f490/583d9ca385524.image.jpg?resize=100%2C92"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"277","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/83/f8376c71-c23f-549d-9c0f-b6527814f490/583d9ca385524.image.jpg"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"946","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/83/f8376c71-c23f-549d-9c0f-b6527814f490/583d9ca385524.image.jpg"}}}],"revision":1,"commentID":"ab25a0cc-f7bb-5b60-bd84-1aa68a4a421f","body":"

The Scott County Conservation Board reports that Glynns Creek Golf Course will close for the season at the end of today.

The Clubhouse Pro Shop remain open for holiday shopping from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, through Dec. 23. The Clubhouse will then close for the season.

Call (563) 328-3284 for more information.

"}, {"id":"bbb35a68-4d1d-5de0-b1a8-a80d62c5bbcc","type":"article","starttime":"1472247720","starttime_iso8601":"2016-08-26T16:42:00-05:00","lastupdated":"1472275756","sections":[{"sports":"sports"},{"golf":"sports/golf"}],"application":"editorial","title":"Hutton qualifies for national senior PGA pro championship","url":"http://qctimes.com/sports/article_bbb35a68-4d1d-5de0-b1a8-a80d62c5bbcc.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/sports/hutton-qualifies-for-national-senior-pga-pro-championship/article_bbb35a68-4d1d-5de0-b1a8-a80d62c5bbcc.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/sports/hutton-qualifies-for-national-senior-pga-pro-championship/article_bbb35a68-4d1d-5de0-b1a8-a80d62c5bbcc.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":0,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"prologue":"WATERLOO, Iowa \u2014 Steve Hutton, golf professional at the Geneva Golf and Country Club in Muscatine, qualified for the National Senior PGA Professional Championship later this year as one of four qualifiers advancing from the Iowa Senior PGA Championship that wrapped up on Friday at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo.","supportsComments":false,"keywords":["steve hutton","muscatine","geneva golf and country club","pga golf","golf course","waterloo","jeff smith","par","john bermel","golf"],"internalKeywords":["#mussports","#sportsbrief"],"customProperties":{},"presentation":"","revision":2,"commentID":"bbb35a68-4d1d-5de0-b1a8-a80d62c5bbcc","body":"

WATERLOO, Iowa \u2014 Steve Hutton, golf professional at the Geneva Golf and Country Club in Muscatine, qualified for the National Senior PGA Professional Championship later this year as one of four qualifiers advancing from the Iowa Senior PGA Championship that wrapped up on Friday at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo.

Hutton shot matching rounds of 72 on Thursday and Friday to finish third at even par, trailing Jeff Smith of Harvest Point Golf Course in Oskaloosa at 1-under and champion John Bermel from Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls who won the state title with a 5-under par performance.

The 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship will be held Nov. 17-20 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

"}, {"id":"3c545ff6-9426-59c3-96f9-254822673091","type":"article","starttime":"1471896000","starttime_iso8601":"2016-08-22T15:00:00-05:00","lastupdated":"1471929007","sections":[{"st-ambrose":"sports/college/st-ambrose"},{"golf":"sports/golf"}],"application":"editorial","title":"NAIA extends deal to crown golf national champion at TPC Deere Run","url":"http://qctimes.com/sports/college/st-ambrose/article_3c545ff6-9426-59c3-96f9-254822673091.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/sports/college/st-ambrose/naia-extends-deal-to-crown-golf-national-champion-at-tpc/article_3c545ff6-9426-59c3-96f9-254822673091.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/sports/college/st-ambrose/naia-extends-deal-to-crown-golf-national-champion-at-tpc/article_3c545ff6-9426-59c3-96f9-254822673091.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":1,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"byline":"Steve Batterson\nsbatterson@qctimes.com","prologue":"A successful track record as the host of the NAIA Men\u2019s Golf National Championship will bring the event back to the Quad-Cities for an additional year. The NAIA announced Monday it has extended the contract it has with St. Ambrose and the Quad-Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau to keep its national tournament at TPC Deere Run through 2018.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["naia men's golf championships","tpc deere run","st. ambrose men's golf","jeff griebel","naia","tournament","track record","course","quad-cities convention"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":"","images":[{"id":"eadef42e-3a1d-5cd2-8261-8bf06127d564","description":"St. Ambrose's Andrew Tichler hits his second shot as Tyler Swinton of Oregon Tech waits his turn at TPC Deere Run during the NAIA Men's Golf Championship in May.","byline":"John Schultz, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1500,"hiresheight":754,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ad/eadef42e-3a1d-5cd2-8261-8bf06127d564/57bb8bed7eaf1.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1500","height":"754","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ad/eadef42e-3a1d-5cd2-8261-8bf06127d564/5744dc4ed4ffe.image.jpg?resize=1500%2C754"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"50","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ad/eadef42e-3a1d-5cd2-8261-8bf06127d564/5744dc4f18855.preview-100.jpg"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"151","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ad/eadef42e-3a1d-5cd2-8261-8bf06127d564/5744dc4ed4ffe.image.jpg?resize=300%2C151"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"515","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ad/eadef42e-3a1d-5cd2-8261-8bf06127d564/5744dc4ed4ffe.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C515"}}}],"revision":4,"commentID":"3c545ff6-9426-59c3-96f9-254822673091","body":"

A successful track record as the host of the NAIA Men\u2019s Golf National Championship will bring the event back to the Quad-Cities for an additional year.

The NAIA announced Monday it has extended the contract it has with St. Ambrose and the Quad-Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau to keep its national tournament at TPC Deere Run through 2018.

TPC Deere Run hosted the NAIA national tournament for the fourth time since 2009 in May and in addition to hosting the 72-hole championship on May 16-19, 2017, will now host the national tourney as well on May 15-18, 2018.

\u201cThe NAIA approached us about the possibility of an extension earlier this summer and we\u2019re excited that we are going to make it happen,\u2019\u2019 St. Ambrose coach Jeff Griebel said.

\u201cWe have a great partnership going with the Quad-Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Quad-Cities Sports Commission and Deere Run and that is really what has made this work.\u2019\u2019

The NAIA typically rotates its national tournament to different regions of the country every two years, but a facility issue with the scheduled 2018 host led to the opportunity to keep the event in the Quad-Cities for an additional year.

\u201cThe NAIA has fallen in love with Deere Run and at St. Ambrose, we enjoy the opportunity to be able to bring a national championship to the Quad-Cities,\u2019\u2019 Griebel said.

Feedback from coaches whose teams participated in this year\u2019s tournament won by Oklahoma City factored into the decision.

In addition to a central location, Griebel said coaches love the golf course.

\u201cAnytime you can play a tournament at a PGA Tour venue and at a TPC course, that\u2019s a big deal,\u2019\u2019 Griebel said. \u201cThe feedback we get year after year is that it is a fair course, challenging, but fair and the guys at Deere Run do a great job of setting things up to create a good tournament. It worked that way in 2009, \u201910 and \u201911 and was very well received again this year.\u2019\u2019

St. Ambrose will host three tournaments at TPC Deere Run during the 2016-17 season, including the 20-team NAIA Fall Preview on Oct. 17-18 and for the second straight year the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships on April 24-25 prior to the NAIA Championships in May.

"}, {"id":"46bd7963-a0ec-5d41-aeaa-e80352653ec0","type":"article","starttime":"1471284000","starttime_iso8601":"2016-08-15T13:00:00-05:00","lastupdated":"1471493237","sections":[{"professional":"sports/golf/professional"}],"application":"editorial","title":"JDC overcomes August obstacles, welcomes July return in 2017","url":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/professional/article_46bd7963-a0ec-5d41-aeaa-e80352653ec0.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/professional/jdc-overcomes-august-obstacles-welcomes-july-return-in/article_46bd7963-a0ec-5d41-aeaa-e80352653ec0.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/professional/jdc-overcomes-august-obstacles-welcomes-july-return-in/article_46bd7963-a0ec-5d41-aeaa-e80352653ec0.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":4,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"byline":"Matt Coss\nmcoss@qctimes.com","prologue":"The John Deere Classic did not have Bill Murray or Jordan Spieth this year. The golf tournament bumped up against the first week of the Summer Olympics. Weather threw a sharp curveball at the event on Thursday and Friday. Still, the only measure of success that mattered to tournament director Clair Peterson on Sunday evening was the charity numbers.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["tournament","clair peterson","july","zach johnson","golf","olympics","august"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":"","images":[{"id":"811ea3e5-2163-582b-a2ab-06acb1f35d66","description":"Spectators line the fairway on No.1 17 as eventual champion Ryan Moore tees off during the final round of the John Deere Classic on Sunday.","byline":"Andy Abeyta, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1767,"hiresheight":1172,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/11/811ea3e5-2163-582b-a2ab-06acb1f35d66/57b23d4c4c8b2.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1767","height":"1172","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/11/811ea3e5-2163-582b-a2ab-06acb1f35d66/57b113754f09f.image.jpg?resize=1767%2C1172"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"66","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/11/811ea3e5-2163-582b-a2ab-06acb1f35d66/57b113754f09f.image.jpg?resize=100%2C66"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"199","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/11/811ea3e5-2163-582b-a2ab-06acb1f35d66/57b113754f09f.image.jpg?resize=300%2C199"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"679","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/11/811ea3e5-2163-582b-a2ab-06acb1f35d66/57b113754f09f.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C679"}}},{"id":"02f362da-4835-502e-a81b-42ebe88e1a76","description":"John Deere Classic champion Ryan Moore hits from the fairway on No. 9 during his final round Sunday at TPC Deere Run.","byline":"Andy Abeyta, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1950,"hiresheight":1062,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/2f/02f362da-4835-502e-a81b-42ebe88e1a76/57b23d83e09f2.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1950","height":"1062","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/2f/02f362da-4835-502e-a81b-42ebe88e1a76/57b1137b57927.image.jpg?resize=1950%2C1062"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"54","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/2f/02f362da-4835-502e-a81b-42ebe88e1a76/57b1137b57927.image.jpg?resize=100%2C54"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"163","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/2f/02f362da-4835-502e-a81b-42ebe88e1a76/57b1137b57927.image.jpg?resize=300%2C163"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"558","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/2f/02f362da-4835-502e-a81b-42ebe88e1a76/57b1137b57927.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C558"}}},{"id":"d14942fc-9e34-5836-ab8c-e1b3de9343d8","description":"Peterson","byline":"Kevin E. Schmidt, QUAD-CITY TIMES","hireswidth":1258,"hiresheight":1648,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/14/d14942fc-9e34-5836-ab8c-e1b3de9343d8/57841455a5b68.hires.jpg","presentation":"mugshot","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1258","height":"1648","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/14/d14942fc-9e34-5836-ab8c-e1b3de9343d8/57841455a4d47.image.jpg?resize=1258%2C1648"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"131","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/14/d14942fc-9e34-5836-ab8c-e1b3de9343d8/57841455f123b.preview-100.jpg"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"393","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/14/d14942fc-9e34-5836-ab8c-e1b3de9343d8/57841455a4d47.image.jpg?resize=300%2C393"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"1341","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/14/d14942fc-9e34-5836-ab8c-e1b3de9343d8/57841455a4d47.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C1341"}}},{"id":"247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633","description":"Ryan Moore putts on the 18th green as he wraps up his John Deere Classic victory Sunday at TPC Deere Run.","byline":"Andy Abeyta, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1643,"hiresheight":1261,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1175ee00b5.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1643","height":"1261","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1137134aa1.image.jpg?resize=1643%2C1261"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"77","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1137134aa1.image.jpg?resize=100%2C77"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"230","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1137134aa1.image.jpg?resize=300%2C230"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"786","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/47/247e9fd9-40dd-58a9-af2b-20db72665633/57b1137134aa1.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C786"}}}],"revision":6,"commentID":"46bd7963-a0ec-5d41-aeaa-e80352653ec0","body":"

The John Deere Classic did not have Bill Murray or Jordan Spieth this year.

The golf tournament bumped up against the first week of the Summer Olympics.

Weather threw a sharp curveball at the event on Thursday and Friday.

Still, the only measure of success that mattered to tournament director Clair Peterson on Sunday evening was the charity numbers.

\"The early prediction is, we're going to do as well as we did last year, maybe do better,\" Peterson said.

That's quite a feat given the JDC helped raise a record $8.734 million for nearly 500 local and regional charities last July, a $2.4 million increase from 2014.

The tournament is expected to release the final figure in October.

Despite a 3-hour and 30-minute delay Thursday and play not starting until noon on Friday because of inclement weather, the crowds were out at TPC Deere Run on Saturday and Sunday to see Ryan Moore collect his fifth PGA Tour victory and first in 21 months.

\"It all came together,\" Peterson said. \"You might remember some of the hurdles, but in the end it is the finish I remember, and the finish was on time and a champion who is such a good guy, such an accomplished player.\"

Local fan favorites Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker weren't in contention Sunday. Even so, the hillside on the 18th green was nearly full as they concluded their round early in the afternoon.\u00a0

\"There was numerous times throughout the day where I'm like, 'I'm in 50th place and there's tons of people out here,'\" Johnson said. \"I'm not really that surprised to say the least, just because that's what us Midwesterners and Iowans do.\u00a0

\"That's indicative of just quality and character of this community.\"

That said, Peterson and the players welcome the tournament's return to its normal slot next year. The 47th JDC will be contested July 13-16, a week before the British Open.\u00a0

Stricker said the tournament had its niche in July with the hassle-free charter to the year's third major.

\"I think that will be a better spot for them,\" he said.\u00a0

Peterson concurred. The charter is the JDC's brand proposition, he said.\u00a0

Besides coinciding with the Olympics, many of the marquee players decided to take a three-week break after playing three majors in seven weeks and the FedEx Cup playoffs starting at the end of the month.

As a result, only five players in the Official World Golf Ranking's top 60 were here.

\"That certainly had a negative affect,\" Peterson admitted. \"Not only for players that weren't here because of potentially representing their country in the Olympics, but the compressed schedule it demanded.\"

Also, the Rock Island-Milan school district already was back in session with the August date. It impacted volunteers and families who typically come out during tournament week.

That won't be an issue next year.

\"I think the community feels the rhythm of the summer with a July date,\" Peterson said. \"We're very much looking forward to getting back to July.\"

"}, {"id":"373ad35a-3b0d-58af-be1d-9f5987bd5e79","type":"article","starttime":"1471224660","starttime_iso8601":"2016-08-14T20:31:00-05:00","lastupdated":"1471233543","sections":[{"professional":"sports/golf/professional"}],"application":"editorial","title":"Martin's play leads to leap up FedEx Cup standings","url":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/professional/article_373ad35a-3b0d-58af-be1d-9f5987bd5e79.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/professional/martin-s-play-leads-to-leap-up-fedex-cup-standings/article_373ad35a-3b0d-58af-be1d-9f5987bd5e79.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/professional/martin-s-play-leads-to-leap-up-fedex-cup-standings/article_373ad35a-3b0d-58af-be1d-9f5987bd5e79.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":2,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"byline":"Matt Coss\nmcoss@qctimes.com","prologue":"Ben Martin had little room for error. He came to the John Deere Classic 121st in the FedEx Cup standings. Even though Martin couldn\u2019t snatch his second PGA Tour victory Sunday at TPC Deere Run, he did solidify his spot in at least the first two playoff events. Martin recorded just his second top-10 finish in 24 events this season and vaulted to 59th in the standings after shooting 20-under par.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["ben martin","morgan hoffmann","playoff","spot","standing","kim","birdie"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":"","images":[{"id":"80f81628-b5c5-5f77-90ee-a4908c78154a","description":"Ben Martin putts in on the 16th green during the final round Sunday at TPC Deere Run.","byline":"Andy Abeyta, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1270,"hiresheight":1632,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/0f/80f81628-b5c5-5f77-90ee-a4908c78154a/57b11f58cc19d.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1270","height":"1632","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/0f/80f81628-b5c5-5f77-90ee-a4908c78154a/57b1137abef85.image.jpg?resize=1270%2C1632"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"129","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/0f/80f81628-b5c5-5f77-90ee-a4908c78154a/57b1137abef85.image.jpg?resize=100%2C129"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"386","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/0f/80f81628-b5c5-5f77-90ee-a4908c78154a/57b1137abef85.image.jpg?resize=300%2C386"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"1316","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/0f/80f81628-b5c5-5f77-90ee-a4908c78154a/57b1137abef85.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C1316"}}},{"id":"3d030375-5e52-5f09-a196-109e67c02983","description":"Whee Kim jumped up to 125th in the FedEx Cup standings with his tie for third at the John Deere Classic.","byline":"Jeff Cook, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1628,"hiresheight":1272,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/d0/3d030375-5e52-5f09-a196-109e67c02983/57b11d74d9679.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1628","height":"1272","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/d0/3d030375-5e52-5f09-a196-109e67c02983/57b11d74d86c3.image.jpg?resize=1628%2C1272"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"78","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/d0/3d030375-5e52-5f09-a196-109e67c02983/57b11d74d86c3.image.jpg?resize=100%2C78"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"234","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/d0/3d030375-5e52-5f09-a196-109e67c02983/57b11d74d86c3.image.jpg?resize=300%2C234"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"800","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/d0/3d030375-5e52-5f09-a196-109e67c02983/57b11d74d86c3.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C800"}}}],"revision":6,"commentID":"373ad35a-3b0d-58af-be1d-9f5987bd5e79","body":"

Ben Martin had little room for error. He came to the John Deere Classic 121st in the FedEx Cup standings.

Even though Martin couldn\u2019t snatch his second PGA Tour victory Sunday at TPC Deere Run, he did solidify his spot in at least the first two playoff events.

Martin recorded just his second top-10 finish in 24 events this season and vaulted to 59th in the standings after shooting 20-under par.

\u201cThat\u2019s a little bit pressure off next week, which is nice,\u201d Martin said. \u201cI expected to have a better year than I\u2019ve had so far. I think that helped me out a little bit, having those expectations and saying, \u2018Hey, I\u2019m doing what I should be doing.\u2019

\u201cIt\u2019s nice to have some momentum coming into this time of year.\u201d

Martin made nearly 154 feet of putts and nine birdies in a 10-hole stretch Saturday to soar into contention. After two miscues on the front nine in the final round, Martin zoomed up the leaderboard with three birdies at 12, 13 and 14.

He never could apply any more pressure on eventual winner Ryan Moore. Martin made pars at the final four holes.

It was the second best finish of Martin\u2019s career. He won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October 2014 to earn full status for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

\u201cJust kind of building blocks and keep moving in the right direction and ride that wave of momentum and see what happens,\u201d Martin said.

Other players made substantial moves in the standings.

Whee Kim, who tied for third at 17 under, went from 154th to 125th in the standings. He\u2019ll need a strong performance at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, this week to secure a playoff trip.

Kim attributed the showing to a change in his putting style.

\u201cI used to play the right-hand low, but this week I played left-hand low,\u201d Kim said. \u201cI felt a little more stable. I\u2019m pretty happy with how I performed this week.\u201d

Morgan Hoffmann raced up the leaderboard with a 9-under 62, including six straight birdies, on Saturday. He turned in an even-par 71 Sunday to join Kim at 17 under. He moved up 29 spots to 131 in the FedEx Cup standings.

Like Kim, he can make the playoffs and secure full status for the 2016-17 season with a top-10 showing at the Wyndham.

\u201cGame is trending in the right direction,\u201d Hoffmann said. \u201cIt\u2019s been a lot better than the rest of the year. It definitely is a step in the right direction.\u201d

Still, Hoffmann was disappointed he couldn\u2019t convert a birdie in the final nine holes. He had a 7-footer at the 18th that would have given him solo third and placed him 125th in the standings.

\u201cI just wanted to make a putt, which didn\u2019t happen all day,\u201d he said. \u201cI\u2019m pretty disappointed right now.\u201d

"}, {"id":"fff4180b-2cf9-5967-b1c0-da4814eb59b8","type":"article","starttime":"1471222800","starttime_iso8601":"2016-08-14T20:00:00-05:00","lastupdated":"1471256996","sections":[{"professional":"sports/golf/professional"}],"application":"editorial","title":"JDC notebook: Johnson and Stricker still draw crowds","url":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/professional/article_fff4180b-2cf9-5967-b1c0-da4814eb59b8.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/professional/jdc-notebook-johnson-and-stricker-still-draw-crowds/article_fff4180b-2cf9-5967-b1c0-da4814eb59b8.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/sports/golf/professional/jdc-notebook-johnson-and-stricker-still-draw-crowds/article_fff4180b-2cf9-5967-b1c0-da4814eb59b8.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":2,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"byline":"STAFF REPORT","prologue":"They weren't in contention Sunday, but two of the stalwarts of the John Deere Classic continued to receive the same support as when they were hoisting the bronze buck. Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker were finishing their rounds as the leaders were teeing off at TPC Deere Run, but saw crowded galleries throughout the day, and a crowded hill at the 18th green.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["robert allenby","steve stricker","zach johnson","adam hadwin","kevin na","putt","par"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":"","images":[{"id":"ac74d916-f489-52a1-85dd-a093833f1f8a","description":"Peter Malnati reacts to a fairway shot on 18 that landed in the water during the final round at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis on Sunday.","byline":"Jeff Cook, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1626,"hiresheight":1274,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/c7/ac74d916-f489-52a1-85dd-a093833f1f8a/57b10f9ec974c.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1626","height":"1274","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/c7/ac74d916-f489-52a1-85dd-a093833f1f8a/57b10f9ec88d3.image.jpg?resize=1626%2C1274"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"78","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/c7/ac74d916-f489-52a1-85dd-a093833f1f8a/57b10f9ec88d3.image.jpg?resize=100%2C78"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"235","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/c7/ac74d916-f489-52a1-85dd-a093833f1f8a/57b10f9ec88d3.image.jpg?resize=300%2C235"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"802","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/c7/ac74d916-f489-52a1-85dd-a093833f1f8a/57b10f9ec88d3.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C802"}}},{"id":"eca57bae-7ec0-5531-93cf-51342d2ad152","description":"Peter Malnati chips to the green on par-5 17th during the final round at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis on Sunday.","byline":"Jeff Cook, Quad-City Times","hireswidth":1731,"hiresheight":1197,"hiresurl":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ca/eca57bae-7ec0-5531-93cf-51342d2ad152/57b10fa02518c.hires.jpg","presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1731","height":"1197","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ca/eca57bae-7ec0-5531-93cf-51342d2ad152/57b10fa0240b7.image.jpg?resize=1731%2C1197"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"69","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ca/eca57bae-7ec0-5531-93cf-51342d2ad152/57b10fa0240b7.image.jpg?resize=100%2C69"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"207","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ca/eca57bae-7ec0-5531-93cf-51342d2ad152/57b10fa0240b7.image.jpg?resize=300%2C207"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"708","url":"http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/ca/eca57bae-7ec0-5531-93cf-51342d2ad152/57b10fa0240b7.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C708"}}}],"revision":4,"commentID":"fff4180b-2cf9-5967-b1c0-da4814eb59b8","body":"

They weren't in contention Sunday, but two of the stalwarts of the John Deere Classic continued to receive the same support as when they were hoisting the bronze buck.

Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker were finishing their rounds as the leaders were teeing off at TPC Deere Run, but saw crowded galleries throughout the day, and a crowded hill at the 18th green.

\"I was thinking about that, quite frankly on the first tee, but there were numerous times throughout the day where I'm like, 'I'm in 50th place and there's tons of people out here,\" said Johnson, who finished at 9 under, tied for 34th place.

\"I'm not really that surprised to say the least, just because that's what us Midwesterners and Iowans do and that's indicative of just quality and character of this community. I mean, I was very pleasantly surprised to a degree, but not shocked.\"

Johnson saw his streak of 29 straight sub-70 rounds end Saturday but rebounded to shoot a 68. Stricker struggled throughout the day and finished with a double bogey on the 18th hole to shoot 72 and finish at 6 under, tied for 52nd, his worst finish since tying for 51st in 2006.

\"I could never get any momentum going, could never make any putts to speak of,\" the three-time champion said. \"It's hard when you're not in contention, especially around here for me ... it's still great to come here, I love coming here.\"

It's the first time since 2008 neither Johnson nor Stricker finished in the top 25 here, though Stricker did not compete in that tournament.

HOT GROUP: Adam Hadwin and Kevin Na played together on both Saturday and Sunday, and in the final round, they put on a show.

Each man shot rounds of 64 to finish at 14 under, tied for eighth in the tournament.

Hadwin started the first four holes even par but birdied four of his last five on the front nine and added three birdies on the back. He improved his score each day of the tournament and moved up to 85th in the FedEx Cup standings.

\"I just made a few more putts today, that's pretty much the difference,\" Hadwin said. \"I needed to have a few good weeks heading into the playoffs ... it wasn't easy. I hit it great, ground it out, got to the weekend and stayed patient.\"

Na was bogey free Sunday and moved up to 10th in the standings, thanks to the improvement of his putter in the final round.

\"I striped it all week and putted miserably bad,\" Na said. \"It was so bad that somebody posted on my Instagram, 'You're embarrassingly bad.'\"

That was the motivation Na needed as his putting improved, which included a 22-foot birdie putt on No. 16.

ALLENBY ARRESTED: Robert Allenby of Australia faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass after he was arrested outside a Rock Island casino early Saturday, according to Rock Island County Sheriff's Department.

Allenby was arrested about 2:30 a.m., after he missed the cut in the John Deere Classic, outside Jumer's Casino. He was held briefly in Rock Island County Jail until he posted bond, which was $1,500.

Allenby shot even-par 142 at TPC Deere Run and missed the cut by three strokes.

In January 2015, Allenby was found with severe bruises several hours after he visited a restaurant with friends. Allenby, who had missed the cut in the Sony Open, said he had been abducted and beaten. A man from Hawaii was sentenced to five years in prison for using Allenby's credit cards and identification.

TIN CUP MOMENT: Peter Malnati had his Roy McAvoy moment on the 17th hole Sunday.

After playing the first 16 holes in 9-under par, Malnati's second shot at the par-5 17th went right of the green.

It took him four attempts to get the ball out of the swail onto the green before settling for triple bogey. He dropped another shot at the par-4 18th to lose $92,160 in the final two holes.

\"It was a shame,\" Malnati said. \"Wedge play is the strength of my game and I was trying to be aggressive with that wedge. You've got to be smarter than that with that pin down there.

\"I knew I could hit the shot and proved it on the fourth try.\"

Malnati finished with a 5-under 66 and 10-under for the tournament, good for tied for 27th place. He had missed 11 consecutive cuts before the JDC and hadn't shot a sub-70 round since May.

\"It's all been there in practice, but it hasn't quite come out in tournament play in the last few months,\" he said. \"That's the best I've played in a long time.

\"I'm going to remember that for a long time.\"

EARNING A PAYCHECK: The only four-spot qualifier to make the cut, Joey Garber shot a final round 71 to finish at even par for the tournament. Garber finished in 72nd place and earned $9,408.

"} ]