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Sport Rodgers takes 54-hole lead at John Deere Classic

02:00  16 july  2017
02:00  16 july  2017 Source:   golfweek.com

Patrick Rodgers takes 2-stroke lead in John Deere Classic

  Patrick Rodgers takes 2-stroke lead in John Deere Classic Patrick Rodgers shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a two-shot lead after the second round of the John Deere Classic. Rodgers had eight birdies and a bogey to finish at 13-under 129 at TPC Deere Run. Finishing on the front nine, he had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch before closing with a bogey on the par-4 ninth.Bryson DeChambeau was second after a 65.Local favorite Zach Johnson, the 2012 winner, had a 67 to join Charles Howell III, the co-leader after the first round, at 10 under. Howell followed his opening 63 with a 69.Kevin Tway (63), Chesson Hadley (64), Chad Campbell (68) and J.J. Henry (64) were 9 under.

Patrick Rodgers carded an almost flawless seven-under-par 64 to take a two-shot lead at the John Deere Classic after two rounds. Bryson DeChambeau is Rodgers ' nearest challenger heading into the third round at TPC Deere Run.

By RICK BROWN, John Deere Classic Correspondent When Michael Kim added to his five-shot lead with birdies on the first three holes Sunday, he sucked the suspense out of the

SILVIS, IL - JULY 15: Patrick Rodgers hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the third round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run on July 15, 2017 in Silvis, Illinois.© Getty Images SILVIS, IL - JULY 15: Patrick Rodgers hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the third round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run on July 15, 2017 in Silvis, Illinois. Here is a recap of Saturday's third round of the John Deere Classic, played at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.:

LEADING: A new day, but the same question: Is it Patrick Rodgers' time? The 25-year-old makes five birdies on Saturday to post a 3-under 68. Another beautiful round, and he's now 16 under through 54 holes and boasting a two-shot lead. Rodgers is a former winner of the Haskins Award presented by Stifel, shares the all-time victories record at Stanford with Tiger Woods and Maverick McNealy and won on the Web.com Tour in 2015 - a year after turning pro. His 2016-17 season on the PGA Tour hasn't been smooth, as he'd missed 13 of 22 cuts prior to this week. But one of those finishes was a T-4 at the Farmers Insurance Open, where he shared the 54-hole lead. Now that he's the solo 54-hole leader, can he close? If so, Rodgers will have his first PGA Tour win and a spot into the Open Championship, as the top finisher at the John Deere Classic not already exempt into the Open earns a place at Royal Birkdale (as long as that finish is in the top 5, too). The Open would mark Rodgers' second major championship appearance, with his debut resulting in a T-46 at the 2016 U.S. Open.

Live blog: 2017 John Deere Classic, final round

  Live blog: 2017 John Deere Classic, final round A tracker of the final round of the 2017 John Deere Classic, played at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.We are tracking all of Sunday's final-round action.

Patrick Rodgers holed eight birdies and only dropped one shot at the last to be 13 under at the halfway stage of the tournament.

SILVIS, Ill. — Patrick Rodgers is 18 holes away from his first PGA Tour win. Rodgers shot a 3-under 68 in the third round, maintaining a two-stroke lead in the John Deere Classic . Rodgers had a 16-under 197 total at TPC Deere Run.

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CHASING: Daniel Berger shoots 8-under 63 to jump 19 spots to a tie for second at 14 under. Scott Stallings eagles 17 to post a second straight 64, as he puts himself to 14 under as well. Nicholas Lindheim is solo fourth at 13 under.

SHOT OF THE DAY: Such a cool shot. Kelly Kraft hits one right from the grandstand at the par-5 17th and gets it back into play. He ends up making par on the hole.

QUOTABLE: "You have to keep the pedal down all day." - Patrick Rodgers

SHORT SHOTS: Jamie Lovemark posts 66 to move into a tie for fifth at 12 under. Bryson DeChambeau finds himself there as well after a third-round 70. … Rick Lamb was 9 under in his round through 12 holes Saturday. He cooled off with four pars and a closing bogey, but that's still an 8-under 63. Lamb jumps 47 spots to a tie for eighth at 11 under. … Zach Johnson, the 2012 JDC champion, goes from right in this to on the very edge of contention. He shoots a 70 to move to 11 under. He goes from T-3 to T-8. … Brian Harman, the 2014 JDC champion, birdies eight of his first 13 holes on his way to a 63. He's now 10 under and T-18, moving up 52 spots. … McNealy, formerly of Stanford, and Illinois' Nick Hardy both shoot 69 and find themselves T-44. They lead the amateur contingent this week. … Sam Horsfield, the 20-year-old recently turned pro, is also T-44 at 7 under thanks to a 67. … Bubba Watson shoots 68 and is T-57 at 6 under. … With 81 players making the cut, some players are knocked out Saturday as the field is reduced to top 70 and ties. Davis Love III and Sean O'Hair (2005 JDC champion) are among the notables to get an MDF.

Golf - DeChambeau wins John Deere Classic, earns British Open berth

  Golf - DeChambeau wins John Deere Classic, earns British Open berth Physics major Bryson DeChambeau worked out all the angles to win the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Sunday and earn a spot in next week's British Open.DeChambeau, a former amateur champion, sank a 14-foot birdie putt at the final hole to clinch his first PGA Tour victory in style.

Patrick Rodgers holed eight birdies and only dropped one shot at the last to be 13 under at the halfway stage of the tournament. Patrick Rodgers carded an almost flawless seven-under-par 64 to take a two-shot lead at the John Deere Classic after two rounds.

SILVIS, Ill. - - Patrick Rodgers is 18 holes away from his first PGA TOUR win. Rodgers shot a 3-under 68 in the third round, maintaining a two-stroke lead in the John Deere Classic . Rodgers had a 16-under 197 total at TPC Deere Run.

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