SILVIS, Sick. — 3rd-round leader Patrick Rodgers realized that it would just take a ton of birdies Sunday to get the John Deere Common.
Bryson DeChambeau took that assistance to heart.
DeChambeau overcame a four-stroke deficit to defeat Rodgers by a stroke for his first PGA Tour title — and a location future week in the British Open.
The 23-yr-previous DeChambeau birdied four of the closing 6 holes at TPC Deere Run for a 6-below 65 and an 18-below 266 complete. In 2015, the unconventional former SMU star grew to become the fifth player to get the NCAA person title and U.S. Amateur in the exact same yr.
The get punctuated a comeback of sorts for DeChambeau, who capped a string of eight consecutive missed cuts previous thirty day period in the U.S. Open — where by he was 6 in excess of for two rounds.
“I was ready to suitable the ship about 3 or four months back, and it truly is been steady Eddie ever given that,” DeChambeau mentioned. “It is vindication.”
Rodgers shut with 70.
DeChambeau created 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 despatched his tee shot on 18 into the tough.
“He’s a good competitor, and I was kind of shocked he bogeyed 17,” DeChambeau mentioned about Rodgers. “I thought I was likely to be in a playoff.”
DeChambeau performed the entrance nine in even par, then birdied 6 of the closing nine holes to surge to the leading of the leaderboard.
Rodgers, on the other hand, had four bogeys — and his tactic on No. 18 sailed past the green. Rodgers practically chipped in from 50 ft to pressure a playoff, lacking the cup by a foot.
DeChambeau grew to become the 10th first-time winner on the PGA Tour this time.
“Our inclination when you have the direct is to kind of maintain on and perform safe and guard in opposition to making blunders,” mentioned Rodgers, who remained winless on the PGA Tour. “But I had men coming at me with some definitely low rounds. Of course, Bryson shot a good one.”
Bryan, who won the RBC Heritage in April for his first vocation victory, shot a 30 on the back nine. Lamb was 13 below for the closing two rounds but was performed in by pedestrian attempts in the first two rounds.
Stricker, who won at TPC Deere Run from 2009-11, grabbed a share of the direct prior to Rodgers teed off Sunday.
The 50-yr-previous Stricker went 8-below par by 14 holes to jump all the way up from 34th area. But his only bogey came on the 18th hole, when his par putt grazed the cup.
“Realistically, if I could have created a few extra birdies there and could have acquired it to 18-below, who appreciates? Just couldn’t get it in there,” Stricker mentioned.
Johnson, who won the match in 2012 and has finished in the leading 3 6 times in his previous eight appearances, challenged the leaders nevertheless once more prior to falling back. Johnson picked up bogeys on a pair of par 4s on the back nine, and he missed a 4-foot birdie putt on 14.
“My goal was to birdie each and every hole and give myself a probability on each and every hole. Early on it appeared like my game program was getting executed,” Johnson mentioned.
Bubba Watson shot a 68 to end at 9 below.