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John Deere Classic offers hope for golfers on the qualifying fringe

Posted by Green Fun Store on 7/8/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
While the John Deere Classic may offer golf fans yet another chance to watch pros hit the links, some of those same golfers are at the tournament fighting for final spots for the 150th PGA TOUR Open Championship.

In a recent piece for PGATour.com, golf expert Stan Awtry noted that getting a top-five finish at the John Deere Classic may be enough for some to make the final cut for the Open Championship. One of those is Australian Jason Day, who has yet to earn a start time at St. Andrews.

"Granted, it's last minute - sort of like doing your Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve - but there remains hope for all who haven't yet qualified," Awtry wrote about qualifying through the John Deere Classic.

According to the website dedicated to the Classic, 156 players from the PGA Tour will compete for a $4.4 million purse. Last year's winner was Steve Stricker.

While golfers are vying for a chance at the money and potential for qualification in the Open, local charities also benefit from the John Deere Classic. In 2009, $4.63 million was donated to various organizations.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19880568-ADNFCR
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