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Caitlin Clark effect in full display, pairings for Thursday posted | DAY 1 John Deere Classic

Wednesday marks Pro-Am day at TPC Deere Run! Here are the latest updates from the course.

SILVIS, Ill. β€” The John Deere Classic is back in full swing for 2023, and we're keeping an eye on the big news of the day. 

If you see something at the tournament, let us know! You can send your pictures and video to WQAD by texting 309-304-0888 or through our app.

Quick facts: 

  • The JDC begins on Wednesday, July 5, with the Pro-Am and ends on Sunday, July 9.
  • Caitlin Clark will play at the Pro-Am with Ludvig Aberg in the morning then fellow Iowa native Zach Johnson in the afternoon.
  • Country stars Blake Shelton and Darius Rucker are performing over the weekend.

Live Updates

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A horn sounded at Deere Run, clearing the course of players for weather precautions.

This means lightning could be struck within 10 miles of the course.

Caitlin Clark showing her love for her young fans

Brian Gay withdraws, replaced by Tommy Gainey

2 Iowa legends in one spot

"To say I follow her is the understatement of the year," Zach Johnson said to Jan Jensen about Caitlin Clark. 

Pairings for Thursday posted

Round 1: 

Round 2: 

A sea of black and gold at TPC Deere Run

Checking in with Shelby!

JDC Day 1!

The Pro-Am is underway for the John Deere Classic 2023, with Caitlin Clark as the big draw!

Posted by WQAD on Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Things at the JDC that just make sense via PGA Tour

Lots of green, lots of yellow, lots of tractors. It just makes sense!

Caitlin Clark, fellow Hawkeyes tee off at TPC Deere Run

The superstar is here! The Hawkeyes teed off at 8:08 Wednesday morning. 

Pairings for Pro-Am First Round

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