PGA: DeCham­beau wins John Deere

Toronto Star - - SPORTS -

SILVIS, ILL.— Third-round leader Patrick Rodgers knew that it would take a ton of birdies Sun­day to win the John Deere Classic.

Bryson DeCham­beau took that ad­vice to heart.

DeCham­beau over­came a fourstroke deficit to beat Rodgers by a stroke for his first PGA Tour ti­tle — and a spot next week in the Bri­tish Open.

The 23-year-old DeCham­beau birdied four of the fi­nal six holes at TPC Deere Run for a 6-un­der 65 and an 18-un­der 266 to­tal.

DeCham­beau be­came the 10th first-time win­ner on the PGA Tour this sea­son.

Wes­ley Bryan (64) and Rick Lamb (66) tied for third at 16 un­der, and past tour­na­ment cham­pi­ons Steve Stricker (64) and Zach John­son (67) topped the group at 15 un­der.

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