John Deere Classic
Nineteen-year-old Jordan Spieth outlasted David Hearn and Zach Johnson on the fifth hole of a playoff to win the John Deere Classic on Sunday, becoming the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in 82 years.
Troy Matteson scored 10 birdies Thursday en route to a bogey-free round of 10-under 61 for a three-stroke stroke lead after one round of the John Deere Classic.
Brendon de Jonge is in contention to win the John Deere Classic. But if de Jonge doesn’t win, he will still win in a different way as long as he places in the Top 5.
Chez Reavie has come back from a knee injury in 2010 to lead the 2011 John Deere Classic after shooting -9 under, 62.
Zach Johnson thinks of the John Deere Classic as a major. He makes his 10th appearance in the tournament this week. But to win it, he will have to play better than he has in past years.
Steve Stricker is the reigning two-time champion at the John Deere Classic. And while a third win is within the realm of possibility, it could lead to another letdown at the Open Championship next week.