Bryson DeChambeau rallies to win John Deere Classic


DeChambeau's emotions then spilled over as he spoke after the victory, which secured the 23-year-old the final place in The Open Championship, and somewhat vindicated his unique approach to the game and his equipment which also helped him win the 2015 US Amateur.

Knowing he needed to get it even lower the veteran remained aggressive but could not get anything more to fall and a final hole bogey left him ultimately in a tie for fifth. "I know if I make good contact with the ball it's going to stop real quick".

Not bad for just 10 starts as he juggles time on PGA TOUR Champions, the PGA TOUR and his Presidents Cup duties.

It also allows JDC tournament director Clair Peterson to add another young standout with a bright future to the stable of those owing a debt of gratitude to the local tournament that looks forward to its 48th season in 2018. "So I pulled it just a little bit and pulled it enough to get it close".

John Deere specialist Zach Johnson, who fired a 67, and first-round co-leader Charles Howell III (69) were tied in third place on 10-under at the halfway point of the tournament.

But, having backed up a strong showing the Czech Republic the previous week, Neil is now on course to earn a step up to the European Tour next season, with cards going to the top 15 in the Road to Oman.

"The back nine, there are plenty of opportunities", Rick Lamb said.

Halfway through the final round, DeChambeau ran into trouble; he was even on the front nine and several shots back from the lead. Incredibly 37 of those have come consecutively now, 33 of which were in the 60s.

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"It's pretty special to play in an Open Championship, the home of golf pretty much, where golf started", he said.

"I kind of glanced at (the leaderboard) over the last five or six holes". "I was hoping to do some plus-4s on tour; I just didn't want to do it too early and have people go, 'Who is this guy?"

"I pride myself on being able to embrace that and not succumb".

Bryson DeChambeau became the latest to make a professional name for himself in the Quad-Cities on Sunday afternoon.

"I wasn't as sharp as I was the past couple of days".

DeChambeau can look past all the detractors now that he's a PGA Tour victor, especially with how he did it.

PGA TOUR rookie and IN native Rick Lamb posted scores of 69-70-63-66 to finish T3 at 16-under. His previous-best was a T17 at the Travelers Championship last month.

Bryan, who won the RBC Heritage in April for his first career victory, shot a 30 on the back nine.