Bryson DeChambeau Earns First Win on Tour at John Deere Classic
The John Deere Classic took place at TPC Deere Run in Illinois over the weekend as players had one last chance to secure their spot in The Open at Royal Birkdale.
Indiana born, Patrick Rogers, knew that it would take a strong Sunday round to keep his lead as the rest of the pack were hungry to secure their spot in this weekend’s major. Sitting at four strokes back, Bryson DeChambeau, played the front nine even par, then birdied six holes in the back to climb to the top of the leaderboard. As DeChambeau waited in the clubhouse tied for the lead, Rogers missed his par-putt on 17 that put him one back and forced a must-make birdie chip on 18 to tie the now-leader. Rogers edged the cup on his chip which gave Bryson his first win on the PGA Tour and a spot at The Open this weekend.
The unconventional and often criticized DeChambeau commented on his win. ”I show everybody that, ‘Look. There’s plenty of ways to do it.’ I do it my way and I feel comfortable doing it my way.”