via press release:
CBS SPORTS TEES UP JOHN DEERE CLASSIC ON JULY 14 & 15 AS
STEVE STRICKER GOES FOR HISTORIC “STRICKER SLAM”
CBS Sports broadcasts third- and final-round coverage of the JOHN DEERE CLASSIC on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET; both days) live from TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. as three-time defending champion Steve Stricker looks to become just the fifth golfer in the past 140 years to win the same tournament four consecutive years.
Historically a haven for first-time PGA TOUR winners, a different type of history could be made by Stricker this week. If he completes the “Stricker Slam,” he will join Tom Morris, Jr. (British Open, 1868-72; tournament was not contested in 1871), Walter Hagen (PGA Championship, 1924-27), Gene Sarazen (Miami Open, 1926, 1928-30 – schedule change in 1927) and Tiger Woods (Bay Hill, 2000-03; Buick Invitational, 2005-08; World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational, 2005-07, 2009 – did not compete in 2008 due to injury) as the only golfers to win the same tournament four consecutive years.
Stricker looks to defend his 2009, 2010 and 2011 titles against the likes of past John Deere Classic champions including Jonathan Byrd (2007), John Senden (2006) and Sean O’Hair (2005); past major champions including Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink, David Duval, Shaun Micheel, Todd Hamilton, Lee Janzen, John Daly and Y.E. Yang; as well as last year’s John Deere Classic runner-up Kyle Stanley, Camilo Villegas, Nick Watney, Tommy Gainey, Jhonattan Vegas, Chez Reavie, Brendon de Jonge, D.J. Trahan, Charles Howell III, Rocco Mediate, D.A. Points, Boo Weekley, Stuart Appelby, Chris DiMarco, Woody Austin, and last week’s Greenbrier Classic champion Ted Potter, Jr., making his first appearance at the John Deere Classic.
CBS Sports’ announce team of Bill Macatee and Ian Baker-Finch in the 18th tower, Peter Oosterhuis on the 17th hole, and David Feherty on the 16th hole, call the action.
Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer, Golf, CBS Sports and Steve Milton directs CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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2012 CBS GOLF SCHEDULE
And Times (PM, ET) Tournament Location
July 14 (3:00-6:00 PM) John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run
July 15 (3:00-6:00 PM) Silvis, Ill.
July 28 (3:00-6:00 PM) RBC Canadian Open Hamilton Golf and Country Club
July 29 (3:00-6:00 PM) Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 4 (2:00-6:00 PM) WGC-Bridgestone Firestone Country Club
Aug. 5 (2:00-6:00 PM) Invitational South Course
Aug. 9 (12:37-1:07 AM) PGA Championship The Ocean Course
Aug. 10 (12:37-1:07 AM) Kiawah Island, S.C.
Aug. 11 (2:00-7:00 PM)
Aug. 12 (2:00-7:00 PM)
Aug. 18 (3:00-6:00 PM) Wyndham Championship Sedgefield Country Club
Aug. 19 (3:00-6:00 PM) Greensboro, N.C.
Aug. 25 (3:00-6:00 PM) The Barclays Bethpage State Park’s
Aug. 26 (2:00-6:00 PM) Black Course