The John Deere Classic has had some great heroics over the years. No one forgets Jordan Spieth holing out of a bunker on 18 to get into a playoff and get his first win there.
This year going into Sunday, former Stanford stand out Patrick Rodgers held a 2 shot lead over a two time winner this year already in Daniel Berger and Scott Stallings. There were 18 players within 5 shots of the lead.
Patrick Rodgers played well today with the lead shooting a 1 under par 70 but that wasn’t good enough when Bryson DeChambeau posted a 6 under par 65 to close at 18 under par and get the win at the John Deere. It’s DeChambeau’s first win on the PGA Tour and to no ones surprise it came from behind posting a great number to get the win.
With the win DeChambeau is now on the charter jet to the UK to play in the British Open, a huge feat for the PGA Tour Rookie. He also gets the two year exemption with the win.
Dads Say So congrats to Bryson. Yes he wears a non traditional hat and uses clubs that are all the same length but at the end of the day it works for him. The John Deere Classic has become a stepping stone lately for first time winners and that is great to see for up and comers on the tour. Getting the win and getting into the Open Championship is also an amazing achievement. So lets tip the cap
and enjoy this one!