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The John Deere Classic is no longer an appetizer to the Open Championship and that hasn’t helped his strength of his field. The John Deere Classic kicked off Thursday with JT Poston taking a two-stroke lead with a 62, but with Daniel Berger retiring from the field earlier this week, there are no longer any top-50 players in the official world golf leaderboard that is expected to compete at PTC Deere Run.

What is their loss is others’ gain, however, as the 2022 John Deere Classic presents a vital opportunity for players to begin a final push into the playoffs. With less than two months to go before the FedEx Cup playoffs begin, those in the top 125 bubble will be looking to this week as a chance to secure their positioning or perhaps take a full leap into the playoff race.

After two rounds, it’s JT Poston who has a four-stroke lead going into the weekend. Following a strong second-place finish in the Voyageurs Championship, Poston finds himself at under 15 and playing terrific golf. Journeymen and rookies alike are ready to take part in the TPC Deere Run for what is sure to be another exciting weekend on the PGA Tour.

All times Eastern; approximate broadcast start times

Round 3 – Saturday

The round begins: 6:50 am

PGA Tour Live: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. — PGA Tour Live
First TV coverage: 1-3 p.m. on Golf Channel

Live TV coverage: 3-6 p.m. on CBS
Simultaneous live broadcast: 3-6 p.m. on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app

Radio: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – PGA Tour Radio

Round 4 – Sunday

The round begins: 7:30 a.m.

PGA Tour Live: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. — PGA Tour Live
First TV coverage: 1-3 p.m. on Golf Channel

Live TV coverage: 3-6 p.m. on CBS
Simultaneous live broadcast: 3-6 p.m. on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app

Radio: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – PGA Tour Radio