DeCham­beau ral­lies to win John Deere

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Bryson DeCham­beau over­came a four-stroke deficit to win the John Deere Clas­sic in Sil­vis, Ill., by a stroke Sun­day for his first PGA Tour ti­tle — and a spot this week in the Bri­tish Open.

DeCham­beau, 23, birdied four of the fi­nal six holes at TPC Deere Run for a 6-un­der-par 65 and an 18-un­der 266 to­tal. In 2015, the SMU alum be­came the fifth player to win the NCAA in­di­vid­ual ti­tle and U.S. Am­a­teur in the same year.

Third-round leader Patrick Rodgers, a Stan­ford alum, shot a 70 to fin­ish sec­ond.

DeCham­beau made a 14-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to pull even with Rodgers. Rodgers then had a par putt on No. 17 lip out, and sent his tee shot on 18 into the rough.

Euro­pean Tour: Rafa Cabr­era Bello birdied the first hole of a play­off with Cal­lum Shinkwin to win the Scot­tish Open in Irvine, se­cur­ing his first ti­tle in 51⁄2 years.

Shinkwin left short a 4-foot par putt for vic­tory on his 72nd hole to shoot a 4-un­der 68 in his fi­nal round and drop into a play­off with Cabr­era Bello, who shot a course-record 8-un­der 64. Both were on 13-un­der-par.

Re­turn­ing to the 18th at Dun­don­ald Links, Cabr­era Bello sent his sec­ond shot from 275 yards to within 8 feet. His ea­gle putt came up short but he tapped in for birdie, leav­ing Shinkwin a 7-foot birdie putt to force a sec­ond hole. He missed.

Amer­i­can Rickie Fowler, the 2015 cham­pion, shot 70 and tied for ninth with Ian Poul­ter.

Cham­pi­ons Tour: Scott McCar­ron shot a bo­gey-free 6-un­der 66 and took ad­van­tage of a crash by three-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Bern­hard Langer to win the Con­stel­la­tion Se­nior Play­ers Cham­pi­onship at Owings Mills, Md.

McCar­ron fin­ished 18-un­der to beat Langer and Brandt Jobe by one shot to grab his first ma­jor on the PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons. Langer, seek­ing his third ma­jor win of the year, had a one-shot lead be­fore drop­ping his tee shot in the wa­ter on No. 17. Af­ter tak­ing the one-shot penalty, he missed a 4-footer and made a dou­ble-bo­gey.

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