John Deere Classic 2012 Preview: 3-Time Defending Champ Steve Stricker Goes For Another Win

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 7: Steve Stricker shares a laugh with his wife and caddie on the 11th hole during the third round of the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 7, 2012 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Can Steve Stricker make it four wins at the John Deere Classic in a row?

This weekend the 2012 John Deere Classic gets underway in Silvis, Illinois, and former University of Illinois golfer Steve Stricker will be looking to win the tournament for the fourth time in as many years.

Stricker will be defending his titles against plenty of tour notables this weekend, including Ricky Barnes, Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink, John Daly, Carl Pettersson and K.J. Choi.

The Golf Channel will handle the television coverage on Thursday and Friday and then hand things off to CBS on Saturday and Sunday. The full TV schedule:

Thursday, July 12th
Round 1
Golf Channel
2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

Friday, July 13th
Round 2
Golf Channel
2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

Saturday, July 14th
Round 3
CBS Sports
2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

Sunday, July 15th
Round 4
CBS Sports
2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

For updates on the 2012 John Deere Classic, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more comprehensive golf coverage, head over to SB Nation's golf news hub.

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