2013 John Deere Classic: Tee times, TV schedule for Thursday

Michael Cohen

Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson, winners of the last four tournaments at TPC Deere Run, will be out early on Thursday morning.

The PGA Tour makes its annual stop in the Quad Cities this week for the 2013 John Deere Classic, a Tour tradition that features some of the lowest scores of the season. It was here that Paul Goydos fired a 59 in 2010, a year where Steve Stricker finished 26-under and set the tournament scoring record. So while it may not have the most desirable spot on the calendar, the run of birdies and low numbers makes for an exciting weekend at TPC Deere Run.

Stricker has become the de facto master of ceremonies here, winning three of the last four and becoming a local celebrity and fan favorite. He's back again this year but he's in no hurry to jet off to Scotland, as he'll be going back home to Wisconsin and sitting out the British Open this year as he continues his semi-retirement. Stricker settled for a fifth place finish last year, four back of winner and native Iowan Zach Johnson. But he'll almost certainly be back on the first page of the leaderboard come Sunday afternoon. He will start the week playing with Johnson and Davis Love III in the marquee group of the first two rounds. They go off early on Thursday, starting on No. 10 at 8:30 a.m. ET (7:30 local).

Stricker and his group will be done long before Golf Channel comes on the air for their typical 3 p.m. first round broadcast. The coverage is scheduled to run until 6 p.m., with the afternoon group of Louis Oosthuizen, Nick Watney, and last week's winner, Jonas Blixt, likely featured. Harris English, Ken Duke, and Kevin Streelman should also get plenty of coverage in the group ahead, as all three have won on Tour this season and will be off to Muirfield next week.

Here's the complete tee sheet for Thursday's opening round (all times ET):

Morning wave off No. 1:

08:00 AM Slocum, Heath Overton, Jeff Compton, Erik
08:10 AM Short, Jr., Wes Pride, Dicky Flores, Martin
08:20 AM Perez, Pat McGirt, William Streb, Robert
08:30 AM Moore, Ryan Stallings, Scott Choi, K.J.
08:40 AM Gay, Brian Potter, Jr., Ted Pettersson, Carl
08:50 AM Glover, Lucas Steele, Brendan Baddeley, Aaron
09:00 AM Gainey, Tommy Hoffman, Charley Allenby, Robert
09:10 AM Bohn, Jason Day, Glen Summerhays, Daniel
09:20 AM DiMarco, Chris Jobe, Brandt Wittenberg, Casey
09:30 AM Villegas, Camilo Rollins, John Hamilton, Todd
09:40 AM Trahan, D.J. Ogilvie, Joe Micheel, Shaun
09:50 AM Knox, Russell Percy, Cameron Naegel, Chris
10:00 AM LeBrun, Steve Affrunti, Joe Rodgers, Patrick

Morning wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
08:00 AM Taylor, Vaughn McCarron, Scott Wi, Charlie
08:10 AM de Jonge, Brendon O'Hern, Nick Langley, Scott
08:20 AM Bettencourt, Matt Gove, Jeff Knost, Colt
08:30 AM Johnson, Zach Stricker, Steve Love III, Davis
08:40 AM Points, D.A. Bradley, Keegan Howell III, Charles
08:50 AM Wilson, Mark O'Hair, Sean Weir, Mike
09:00 AM Henry, J.J. Ames, Stephen Yang, Y.E.
09:10 AM Spieth, Jordan Ishikawa, Ryo Guthrie, Luke
09:20 AM Davis, Brian Castro, Roberto Stiles, Darron
09:30 AM Romero, Andres Pampling, Rod Mathis, David
09:40 AM Bowditch, Steven Fritsch, Brad Williams, Lee
09:50 AM Gates, Bobby Svoboda, Andrew Meierdierks, Eric
10:00 AM LaBelle II, Doug Herman, Jim Ihm, Steven

Afternoon wave off No. 1:

Tee Time Players
01:15 PM Petrovic, Tim Mayfair, Billy Reed, Patrick
01:25 PM Sutherland, Kevin Hoffmann, Morgan Kohles, Ben
01:35 PM Gillis, Tom Thompson, Nicholas Ridings, Tag
01:45 PM Duke, Ken English, Harris Streelman, Kevin
01:55 PM Blixt, Jonas Watney, Nick Oosthuizen, Louis
02:05 PM Crane, Ben Molder, Bryce Verplank, Scott
02:15 PM Beljan, Charlie McNeill, George Appleby, Stuart
02:25 PM Green, Nathan Cauley, Bud Gomez, Fabian
02:35 PM Jones, Matt Hearn, David Bolli, Justin
02:45 PM Reavie, Chez Parnevik, Jesper Karlsson, Robert
02:55 PM Presnell, Alistair Haley II, Paul Peters, Justin
03:05 PM Watkins, Aaron Kim, Si Woo McCarty, Sean
03:15 PM Gonzales, Andres Constable, Donald Arendell, Connor

Afternoon wave off No. 10:

Tee Time Players
01:15 PM Claxton, Will Chalmers, Greg Owen, Greg
01:25 PM Stadler, Kevin Harman, Brian Stefani, Shawn
01:35 PM Matteson, Troy Letzig, Michael Noh, Seung-Yul
01:45 PM Weekley, Boo Huh, John Kirk, Chris
01:55 PM Ernst, Derek Brown, Scott Stanley, Kyle
02:05 PM Woodland, Gary Bradley, Michael Kelly, Jerry
02:15 PM Sabbatini, Rory Byrd, Jonathan Immelman, Trevor
02:25 PM Senden, John Duval, David Barnes, Ricky
02:35 PM Lunde, Bill Hahn, James Snyder III, Joey
02:45 PM Campbell, Chad Hicks, Justin Lee, D.H.
02:55 PM Gardiner, Scott List, Luke Kimbell, John
03:05 PM Christian, Gary Todd, Brendon Thomas, Justin
03:15 PM Park, Jin Norlander, Henrik Vogel, T.J.

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