Ryan Moore Wins John Deere Classic for 5th PGA Tour Title
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Moore won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his fifth PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Ben Martin.
The 33-year-old Tacoma resident finished at 22-under 262 at TPC Deere Run, playing the final 46 holes without a bogey and making only one in 74 holes. More won for the first time since successfully defending his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia in 2014.
Martin had three straight back-nine birdies in a 68.
Whee Kim of South Korea shot 67 to tie for third with Morgan Hoffmann (71) at 17 under.
Moore birdied Nos. 2, 4, 9 and 10 and closed with eight pars. He had a five-stroke lead when Hoffmann bogeyed the 12th hole. Martin, playing with Moore in the final twosome, birdied Nos. 12-14, but couldn't get closer than two strokes.
Moore opened with three straight 65s in the event thrown off schedule by rain Thursday and Friday.