PGA Tour Cancels 2020 John Deere Classic
The PGA Tour has canceled the 2020 John Deere Classic due to ongoing local and state-related challenges caused by the coronavirus crisis.
The event was scheduled to be the 5th tournament on the PGA Tour’s return.
“Because of the ongoing health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, the difficult decision was made to cancel the 2020 John Deere Classic. While we considered several alternatives for the Classic, this was the choice that made the most sense for our guests, the players and the Quad City community at large,” said tournament director Clair Peterson.
This year’s John Deere Classic would have been the Quad Cities’ 50th PGA TOUR event and the 21st played at TPC Deere Run.
Dylan Frittelli is the defending champion.
The tournament is set to return in 2021.
Replacing John Deere
There is no set tournament to replace the John Deere Classic.
According to Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard, “rumors abound including a replacement event at Firestone; Dublin, Ohio; TPC Sawgrass and Lexington, Kentucky.