Stricker captures John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Steve Stricker followed one of his best
performances with 36 solid holes to win the John Deere Classic by
three strokes on Sunday.

Stricker, who tied the course record Saturday, fired a 7-under
64 in the fourth round after starting the day with a third-round 68
to finish at 264 for the tournament. That was good enough to give
him his second PGA Tour win this year and sixth in all, not to
mention a heavy dose of momentum heading into the British Open to
go with the $774,000 winnner's check.

Local favorite Zach Johnson (64, 66), Brandt Snedeker (68, 65)
and Brett Quigley (62, 67) all tied for second at 17 under. Quigley
also qualified for the British Open.


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