John Deere Classic. Bryson DeChambeau with Maiden Tour Win.

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Bryson DeChambeau grabs his maiden PGA Tour win, the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.

DeChambeau takes John Deere Classic, first TOUR title

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Bryson carded a final round -6 under par 65 to capture his maiden Tour win with a -18 under par total at the John Deere Classic. This win will also get Bryson into The Open next week;

“I don’t even know what it means right now.”

“I have just been working so hard my whole life to try and do this and to finally have it happen at the John Deere where I started pretty much a couple of years ago is just incredible.”

Third-round leader Patrick Rodgers shot a -1 under par 70 to finish in second place, one shot back at -17 under, with a couple of late bogey’s derailing his effort.

Wesley Bryan, a great -7 under par 64 today, and Rick Lamb, -5 under 66, tied in third place with -16 under par totals.

John Deere Classic. Patrick Pulls Away.

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Patrick Rogers pulls away from the field on moving day at the John Deere Classic, and will take a two shot lead into the final round tomorrow at TPC Deere Run, in his quest for his first PGA Tour win.

Rodgers ready for first win

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Patrick shot -3 under par 68 to keep the lead after 54 holes of the John Deere Classic with a -16 under par tournament total;

“I had a lot of experience winning in collegiate and amateur golf, and I expected to maybe come out here and win right away.”

“Probably the biggest frustrations as a pro have been not getting it done yet.”

“When you’re used to having so much success and contending on a regular basis, you kind of thrive on that.”

“Part of the frustrating part of professional golf for me so far has been not having as many chances as I would like.”

“This is exactly where I want to be. It’s why I show up every week, to win. You play to win.”

Daniel Berger, grabbed a share of second place with a great -8 under 63 today, which included a bogey, with Scott Stallings, -7 under par, both are two shots back at -14 under par,

Daniel knows he will have to play well tomorrow to win;

“I love this position. I feel like if I can get off to a good start tomorrow I can put some pressure on Patrick.”

“I feel like if I play well, then I’m going to win the golf tournament. If I don’t, I probably won’t. That’s really kind of cut and dry there.”

“I’m going to have to play really good. Patrick is obviously playing at a really high level.”

Scott has carded back to back 64’s, with a putter tweak, that obviously worked;

“The last six holes on Thursday I made a little bit of a tweak in regards to my speed and kind of how I was seeing the putts.”

“I missed a lot of short putts early in the round on Thursday and really struggled speed-wise as far as matching the line up and everything.”

“The last six holes my caddie and I just kind of talked about a few different things as far as getting comfortable. And I was able to transition in the last few days.”

 

John Deere Classic. Patrick Rogers in Command,

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Patrick Rogers is in command of the John Deere Classic, with a two shot lead at the top of the leaderboard at TPC Deere Run, with one day to go.

Rodgers rolls into weekend

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Patrick fired a bogey free -8 under par 65 third round to lead the John Deere Classic with -13 under par score after 36 holes;

“I’ve struggled tee-to-green this year. The way I swung it my best in my career, I got pretty far off from that.”

“Most of my work the last two, three months is trying to get back to how I know I swing it my best, especially off the tee.”

“Credit to my coach for putting in the time with me, because we’ve got it back to a place where I can contend and hopefully win a golf tournament.”

“I’ve worked harder than I ever have and I’m more motivated.”

Bryson DeChambeau shot -6 under par 65 to take second place at -11 under par.

Zach Johnson, -4 under 67, and Charles Howell 111, -2 under 69, are tied in third place at -10 under par.

 

 

John Deere Classic. Charles & Ollie Lead.

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There are two players tie at the top of the John Deere Classic leaderboard at TPC Deere Run. Charles Howell 111 and Ollie Schniederjans share the honor with opening rounds of 63.

Round replay: Howell shares lead after 63

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Charles was bogey free, Ollie carded one bogey in his round of 63, and they topped the John Deere Classic leaderboard by two shots.

Charles played well last week, but said to win here you would need to play well with the putter;

“This morning without traffic, they were rolling like carpet.”

“This morning was absolutely the best scoring we’ll see all week, which would also lead me to believe that tomorrow morning you’re going to see some low scores as well. “

“Here, it’s about minimizing bogeys as much as you can and take advantage of the holes that you need to.”

“I went to Quicken Loans quite honestly not prepared to play well. I had only been hitting balls for four or five days prior to that event.”

“Expectations were extremely low and I played well. I know that’s a good lesson for myself and all golfers. But yeah, then here this week, this is a tournament that’s obviously very special to me.”

“Here it’s about minimizing bogeys as much as you can and take advantage of the holes that you need to.”

“The hard holes are still hard, and the easy holes you can take advantage of.”

“But anyone this week that’s going to contend to win, you’re going to have to putt well for four days.”

Ollie started slowly, then made birdie on five of his last eight holes;

“I haven’t had a great start really all year on the first round.”

“I have had some decent first rounds and good Fridays, but this is the first really good round I’ve had on Thursday.”

“It’s nice to get off to a good start and hopefully keep it going.”

Four players are then tied in third place two shots back at -6 under par after their first rounds of 65. Zach Johnson, Patrick RogersRory Sabbatini and Chad Campbell.

Zach is comfortable with this course;

“With this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday rain we had, it’s one of those you feel like you got to keep the pedal down.”

 “The course is still nice. I was surprised we didn’t play it up today. I technically only had 1 1/2 mud balls probably, so that was pretty good considering.”

“I’m very comfortable with this golf course, essentially any condition.”

“All that being said, you still have to execute. Thursday was one of those good days.”

John Deere Classic. Ryan Moore Wins.

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Ryan Moore wins the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.

Moore cruises to victory

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A -4 under par 67 final round was good enough to give Ryan Moore victory at the John Deere Classic with a -22 under par tournament total, a two shot winning margin;

Ryan put his victory down to caddie J.J. Jakovac, he had not played the tournament since 2009;

“In that two-year break is when I hired J.J.  right after that, a couple years I had not played, and he kind of said to me like, ‘Man, I think that’s a really good tournament for you, in his experience of being here.”

 “I kind of thought about it, you know what, you’re probably right.’So we put it back in the schedule.”

“It was great to have another perspective, he’s a great golfer himself and has a really good understanding of tournament golf.”

“He was a great tournament golfer in college and amateur golf.”

“I played so steady the whole week, but to say at any point today I was comfortable would not be true.”

“I know I got a four- or five-shot lead or something at some point. I actually wasn’t paying attention to that at all, but someone said that afterwards.”

“I like that my body is feeling good this time of year, instead of the other way around.”

“I’ve been in the top 30 going into the Playoffs or in the 30s the last few years, and I haven’t made it to the TOUR Championship.”

“I’ve kind of plateaued a couple weeks before and haven’t played great going into them.”

“That’s a huge victory for me to just feel good.”

“I want to keep getting better. I think I can accomplish great things in this game and I keep trying to make the decisions to help me do that.”

Ben Martin was in second place at -20 under par, a last round -3 under 68 not quite good enough to put any pressure on the leader, he spoke about his FedExCup standing and how his putting made him feel good;

“I came into this week at 121, so I really needed to have a good week to take pressure off next week.”

 “I felt Thursday out there, ‘Man, this is the best I’ve felt all year, standing over the ball, over putts.’ I like the course next week.”

“Hopefully take a little momentum into the Wyndham, and then two weeks from now, the points, four times what they normally are.”

“So my best golf, I feel is coming, and this could be the start of a good run.”

“I was back and forth on the front nine, never got a whole lot going.”

“I think that hitting it tight on 12, and then rolled a good one in on 13, knocked it close again on 14.”

“unfortunately just never gave myself great opportunities on the way in. But yeah, I was happy to be able to bounce back there on the back nine.”

Sharing third place at -17 under par were Whee Kim, -4 under 67 today and Morgan Hoffman who stumbled to a last round of even par 71.

 

John Deere Classic. Ryan Moore Leads.

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Ryan Moore leads the John Deere Classic after 54 holes at TPC Deere Run.

Ryan Moore finished his round more than 20 minutes after the sunset on Saturday evening. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

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Ryan took control of the John Deere Classic with third round -6 under par 65 for a tournament total of -18 under par. He had endured a long day, completing two rounds, both at -6 under;

“It was a long day, it was a lot of golf holes I played today, so to play that solid all day long, I’m very encouraged about it.”

“I think that was 34 holes I played today..”

“It will be nice to get to sleep a little bit tomorrow and be well-rested and just ready to get after it again tomorrow.”

Both Morgan Hoffman and Ben Martin shot -9 under 62,  to pull within a stroke of the leader at -17 under par.

Morgan carded six birdies in  row, from the 11th through to 16th, and said it was very dark when they finished, but the putts were going in;

“It is really dark, and the last few greens are getting really soft and bumpy too, so it was hard to read.”

 “I guess they’re running in right now.”

Ben was also having success with his putting;

“It was one of those days where all the putts were going in.”

 “It would have been nice to get the first five and the last five, but strong start, strong finish.”

After some horrendous rain delays the tournament is now back on schedule, and with so many players in contention tomorrow will be a very exciting finish to this wet and soggy competition.

 

John Deere Classic. Andrew Loupe Leads.

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Andrew Loupe leads the John Deere Classic . as the first round gets suspended  due to darkness.

Andrew Loupe will complete his first round on Friday at the John Deere Classic. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

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Andrew carded first round -8 under par through 14 holes in the suspended opening round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run.

At -6 under par are Patrick Rodgers -6 under 65 today, Ryan Moore and Zac Johnson, also with competed rounds of 65, and Tom Gillis who is -6 under through sixteen holes.

Zac just loves this course, especially the putting surfaces;

“I don’t know what it is, but I love the golf course,I love the putting surfaces.”

“I do know the moment I feel like I can take this place down is the moment it can bite me, so I’ve still got to stay focused and keep the pedal down.”

“As far as the start and stop, we’re used to that, that’s not any secret.”

“It happens all the time. There’s days where there’s a 30-minute delay, there’s days where, shoot, it takes 30-some odd hours to play 18 holes.”

“I’m used to it. Relaxed a little bit, ate something, worked out a little bit, that kind of thing, just to stay loose, and then went back at it.”

Patrick had a solid day, apart from a three putt;

“Today was a really solid day for me, I felt like I was very consistent tee to green and gave myself a lot of opportunities to make birdies.”

“My only bogey was a three-putt. My only missed green was in the fringe, so I played really solid golf. There wasn’t a whole lot of opportunities to make mistakes.”

Ryan played well until the bogey at the last hole;

“I was playing well and you hate to drop a shot on the last hole.”

 “I didn’t play the hole well by any means. I didn’t hit any good golf shots. But a good putt can save just about anything, and that’s what happened.”