2024 John Deere Classic format, cut rules and playoff format

2024 John Deere Classic format, cut rules and playoff format

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The 2024 John Deere Classic format remains unchanged this year, with the PGA Tour event played at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois.

The 2024 John Deere Classic field is 156 players.

The John Deere Classic field is made up of players who get in off the PGA Tour's eligibility criteria for this event, including past champions and the top 125 from last season's FedEx Cup standings.

John Deere Classic format

The John Deere Classic format is a 72-hole event. The field is divided into threesomes for the first two rounds. For the first two rounds, the threesomes remain paired together.

In the first two rounds, the threesomes will have a tee time in the morning wave and the afternoon wave on the tee sheet. Each threesome will also start one round on the first tee and the other on the 10th tee, with the field evenly split each day between morning and afternoon.

A cut is made after 36 holes to the top 65 players and ties. All players who qualify for the final 36 holes of the tournament are eligible to finish the event.

For the third and fourth rounds, the pairings and tee times are made based on each player's total score through two and three rounds, respectively. Players with the highest total score go first, then in descending order until the two players with the lowest total score in the final group.

The player with the lowest total score after 72 holes is the winner and will earn the 2024 John Deere Classic winner's share of the purse.

The winning player will earn 500 FedEx Cup points and will earn approximately 38.3 Official World Golf Ranking points.

John Deere Classic playoff format

A playoff to settle any ties after 72 holes will be played under PGA Tour rules. The John Deere Classic playoff format is a sudden-death format, with playoff holes being 18, 18, 17, then 18 played repeatedly by any qualifying players. The John Deere Classic playoff competitors compete hole-by-hole until a winner is determined by a player scoring the lowest among the remaining players.

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