John Deere Classic
Zach Johnson already was a member of the board of directors of the John Deere Classic.Now he has another title at the tournament: champion.
Troy Matteson shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a three-shot lead into the final round at the John Deere Classic.
Troy Matteson shot a 3-under-par 68 for a one-stroke lead over Jeff Maggert and Brian Harman after two rounds of the John Deere Classic on Friday. Matteson was at 13-under 129.
Brendon de Jonge is in contention to win the John Deere Classic. But if de Jonge doesn’t win, he will still win in a different way as long as he places in the Top 5.
Chez Reavie has come back from a knee injury in 2010 to lead the 2011 John Deere Classic after shooting -9 under, 62.
Zach Johnson thinks of the John Deere Classic as a major. He makes his 10th appearance in the tournament this week. But to win it, he will have to play better than he has in past years.
Steve Stricker is the reigning two-time champion at the John Deere Classic. And while a third win is within the realm of possibility, it could lead to another letdown at the Open Championship next week.