DeChambeau rallies to win John Deere
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.