Brian Harman has high hopes of winning the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.
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Brian shot a -6 under par 65 on Saturday, which gives him a one shot lead at -17 under par, to take into the final round at TPC Deere Run, searching for his first PGA Tour victory. Brian said he pays attention to what Steve Stricker is doing;
“I pay attention to what Steve’s doing but don’t base my game on his, he’s had a lot of success here.”
“I watched Zach win this golf tournament, and learned a lot.”
Hot on his heels is Steve Stricker, who carded a -7 under par 64 to occupy second place on his own at -16 under par. Steve thinks it will be difficult to win with so many guys contending;
“So many guys are in this thing, guys can get off to hot starts here, but you can answer them also.”
“It will still be difficult for me tomorrow, I’m not in that final group a lot out here, especially now. I’ll want to take advantage because I’m not playing very much. To get back into the winner’s circle would mean a lot.”
Scott Brown is in third spot, after his beautiful bogey free third round of -10 under par 61 gave him a tournament total of -15 under par.
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Scott said he was really just trying to get back into the competition, then started to think about a 59;
‘‘I was just trying to get back into the golf tournament, and it turned into a great round.”
“Yeah, we kind of got it going early, we were all making a bunch birdies and it just turned into a really special day. Well, they are great guys to play with for one thing, and it’s a bonus when you start making birdies and everybody is feeding off each other. It’s like, he made a birdie, I better make one on the next hole. It is a great mentality and great to have a group like that.”
Tim Clark, Jerry Kelly, William McGirt along with 2012 champion Zach Johnson are three shots back of the leader at -14 under par.