Payday in the Quad Cities

Here's the prize money payout for each golfer at the 2023 John Deere Classic

July 09, 2023

Michael Reaves

Go out early, post a number and see what happens. That’s what Sepp Straka was undoubtedly thinking as he started the final round of the John Deere Classic four shots back of overnight leader Brendon Todd and teeing off a little more than an hour before his fellow Georgia Bulldog.

And for a while it looked like the 30-year-old was about to post a hell of a number. After 14 holes at TPC Deere Run, Straka had nine birdies and an eagle to get to 11 under on the day and 23 under for the tournament, taking a five-shot lead. A sub-60 score not only seemed possible, but likely, until Straka cooled off with three straight pars then hit his approach on the par-4 18th into the water left of the green. The resulting double-bogey 6 meant Straka would “only” post a 62 and had to see if his 21-under 263 final score would be enough.

As it turned out, it was. Todd got within one of Straka with three holes left, but a bogey on the par-3 16th dropped him back to two and with pars on the final two holes his three-under 68 left him tied for second along with Alex Smalley.

Straka’s second career tour win, to go with his 2022 victory at the Honda Classi, allowed him to claim the $1.332 million first-place prize money payout from an overall purse of $7.4 million in the Quad Cities. Here’s how much each golfer who made the cut at TPC Deere Run with earn this week.

TPC Deere Run
TPC Deere Run
Silvis, IL
43 Panelists
The John Deere Classic began in 1971 as the Quad Cities Open (named for the four cities—Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline—that border the Iowa and Illinois sides of the Mississippi River, respectively). It moved to its current home, TPC Deere Run, in 2000, a layout designed at that time by former PGA Tour player D.A. Weibring and design partner Steve Wolfard. The architecture is befitting of a course that came off the desk of a tour pro and was calibrated to host a professional event: Though the strength of the field is typically diluted given the tournament’s traditional place on the schedule the week before the Open Championship, it’s a venue the players who participate in the John Deere Classic love.The routing constantly switches directions as it winds through a wooded property near Rock River, and most holes have some degree of left-to-right or right-to-left movement caused by doglegs and bunkers. At just over 7,200 yards and yielding winning scores around 20-under, it’s an attractive test for shorter players who like to work the ball as well as for those in dire need of seeing plenty of birdies on their card. --Derek Duncan
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Win: Sepp Straka, 263/-21, $1,332,000

T-2: Alex Smalley, 265/-19, $658,600

T-2: Brendon Todd, 265/-19, $658,600

T-4: Ludvig Aberg, 266/-18, $333,000

T-4: Adam Schenk, 266/-18, $333,000

T-6: Grayson Murray, 268/-16, $218,035.72

T-6: Cameron Young, 268/-16, $218,035.72

T-6: Kevin Yu, 268/-16, $218,035.72

T-6: Lucas Glover, 268/-16, $218,035.71

T-6: Mark Hubbard, 268/-16, $218,035.71

T-6: Denny McCarthy, 268/-16, $218,035.71

T-6: J.T. Poston, 268/-16, $218,035.71

T13: Stephan Jaeger, 269/-15, $140,600

T13: William Mouw, 269/-15, $140,600

T13: Seamus Power, 269/-15, $140,600

T13: Greyson Sigg, 269/-15, $140,600

T17: Jonas Blixt, 270/-14, $112,850

T17: Peter Kuest, 270/-14, $112,850

T17: Troy Merritt, 270/-14, $112,850

T17: Michael Thorbjornsen, 270/-14, Amateur

T-21: Nick Hardy, 271/-13, $84,138

T-21: Garrick Higgo, 271/-13, $84,138

T-21: Chris Kirk, 271/-13, $84,138

T-21: Nate Lashley, 271/-13, $84,138

T-21: Adam Svensson, 271/-13, $84,138

T-26: Ryan Gerard, 272/-12, $58,090

T-26: Doug Ghim, 272/-12, $58,090

T-26: Tano Goya, 272/-12, $58,090

T-26: Beau Hossler, 272/-12, $58,090

T-26: Yuto Katsuragawa, 272/-12, $58,090

T-31: Aaron Baddeley, 273/-11, $47,360

T-31: Jason Dufner, 273/-11, $47,360

T-31: Kevin Roy, 273/-11, $47,360

T-31: Davis Thompson, 273/-11, $47,360

T-35: Russell Henley, 274/-10, $36,947.15

T-35: Matt NeSmith, 274/-10, $36,947.15

T-35: Akshay Bhatia, 274/-10, $36,947.14

T-35: MJ Daffue, 274/-10, $36,947.14

T-35: James Hahn, 274/-10, $36,947.14

T-35: Zach Johnson, 274/-10, $36,947.14

T-35: Chez Reavie, 274/-10, $36,947.14

T-42: Andrew Novak, 275/-9, $24,905.12

T-42: Eric Cole, 275/-9, $24,905.11

T-42: Cody Gribble, 275/-9, $24,905.11

T-42: Keith Mitchell, 275/-9, $24,905.11

T-42: Geoff Ogilvy, 275/-9, $24,905.11

T-42: Chad Ramey, 275/-9, $24,905.11

T-42: Robert Streb, 275/-9, $24,905.11

T-42: Jimmy Walker, 275/-9, $24,905.11

T-42: Richy Werenski, 275/-9, $24,905.11

T-51: Byeong Hun An, 276/-8, $18,080.67

T-51: Cameron Champ, 276/-8, $18,080.67

T-51: Austin Smotherman, 276/-8, $18,080.67

T-51: Brian Stuard, 276/-8, $18,080.67

T-51: Lanto Griffin, 276/-8, $18,080.66

T-51: Kevin Streelman, 276/-8, $18,080.66

T-57: Harry Higgs, 277/-7, $17,094

T-57: Russell Knox, 277/-7, $17,094

T-57: Satoshi Kodaira, 277/-7, $17,094

T-57: Gordon Sargent, 277/-7, Amateur

T-61: Tyler Duncan, 278/-6, $16,724

T-61: Andrew Landry, 278/-6, $16,724

T-63: Jim Herman, 279/-5, $16,354

T-63: S.Y. Noh, 279/-5, $16,354

T-63: Chris Stroud, 279/-5, $16,354

66: Harrison Endycott, 280/-4, $16,058

67: Matt Kuchar, 283/-1, $15,910

68: Brandon Matthews, 284/E, $15,762

69: Kramer Hickok, 286/+2, $15,614