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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

JULY 8-11, 2021

John Deere Classic South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli shows off the hardware he earned with a final-round 64 at the 2019 John Deere Classic. He became the 23rd player to make the John Deere Classic his first PGA TOUR victory.

Location & Course Information TPC DEERE RUN SILVIS, ILL.

TPC Deere Run opened in 2000, designed by former PGA TOUR professional D.A. Weibring and Chris Gray, on the site of a former Arabian horse farm by the Rock River. Yardage: 7,268; par 71

Notable Course Features The signature hole at TPC Deere Run is the par-3 16th, named “Mother Earth.” The 158-yard hole is one of the prettiest in the Midwest, adjacent to the Rock River with bunkers protecting its flanks. It offers a chance for birdies as the players hit the finishing stretch, playing to a 2.852 average in 2019.

2019 Champion

“I knew that I had to come out and make a bunch of birdies today, so nothing was going to change, whether I was four shots back or one shot back.” – Dylan Frittelli

Charity Benefit

In 2020, the John Deere Classic helped raise $12.2 million for 465 local and regional charities even though the tournament was canceled because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns. This year the tournament returns to its Birdies for Charity program, with additional funds donated from tournament revenues and the John Deere Foundation.

HOW DYLAN FRITTELLI WON

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CHECK THIS OUT  Dylan Frittelli became the ninth player to win his first start at the John Deere Classic, and the first since Sean O’Hair in 2005.  Frittelli was the 23rd player to make the John Deere Classic his first PGA TOUR victory, and the second in a row (Michael Kim, 2018).  Frittelli was the second South African player to win the event, the first being David Frost (1992, 1993).  Russell Henley’s 61 was a tournament record for the final round. Previously it was 62, on three occasions, at former site Oakwood Country Club.

Dylan Frittelli played the first 11 holes in 6-under and added a birdie on the 17th to give himself a two-stroke cushion as he completed a finalround 64. Frittelli started the round two strokes out of the lead and passed the four players ahead of him while staying ahead of Russell Henley, who shot a final-round 61 and finished second.  Frittelli made only one bogey all week, on his 10th hole of the second round.  Frittelli ranked second in both Strokes Gained: Around the Green (1.211 per round) and Strokes Gained: Putting (1.865 per round), and missed only two putts inside 10 feet.

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Quick Facts

Field: 156 players Format: 72 holes stroke play Purse: $6.2 million Winner’s Share: $1,116,000 FedExCup Points: 500 to the winner

LEADERBOARD 2019 Player

Pos

1

2

Dylan Frittelli Russell Henley

3

4

Total Score

1

66

2

64

FedExCup

Earnings

68

65

64

68

72

61

263/-21

500

$1,080,000

265/-19

300

$648,000

190

$408,000

Andrew Landry

3

65

65

67

69

266/-18

Collin Morikawa

T4

70

66

65

66

267/-17

Chris Stroud

T4

68

66

66

67

267/-17

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(No event in 2020) Dylan Frittelli, South Africa

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