Ryan Moore showed no Sunday jitters at the John Deere Classic.
The 33-year-old shot a bogey-free round of 67 to claim the trophy and notch his fifth career PGA Tour win.
Moore finished the tournament at 22 under, two strokes ahead of Ben Martin.
Throughout the week, Moore had little trouble with TPC Deere Run, which is located in Silvis, Ill. He posted 65 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to give him the lead heading into the final day. Martin's ridiculous 62 on Saturday added to the drama, but Moore's quick start and steady finish on Sunday was too tough to catch.
Moore, who played college golf at UNLV, opened his final round with two birdies in his first four holes and never looked back. He closed with eight pars to seal his first PGA Tour win of the season.
Local favorite Steve Stricker, who played collegiantly for the University of Illinois, finished in a tie for 52nd. Stricker has won three John Deere Classics, but an opening-round 70 hurt his chances of adding a fourth.
The PGA Tour heads to North Carolina next, but will return to the Midwest on Sept. 8-11 for the BMW Championship. The event will be held at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.
The Masters was supposed to take place this week, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced a postponement on March 13. Augusta National Golf Club has picked a new week on the calendar for the prestigious golf tournament to take place.
On Monday, Augusta National announced that The Masters have been rescheduled for Nov. 9 - 15. Instead of following the NCAA Tournament, The Masters will now take place during an NFL and college football weekend, as well as possibly the baseball playoffs if the MLB season runs later to make up for lost time.
“In collaboration with the leading organizations in golf, Augusta National Golf Club has identified November 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters,” said Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, in a statement. “While more details will be shared in the weeks and months to come, we, like all of you, will continue to focus on all mandated precautions and guidelines to fight against the Coronavirus. Along the way, we hope the anticipation of staging the Masters Tournament in the fall brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and all those who love the sport.”
The outbreak has affected all four of golf’s majors as part of a revised schedule released by the PGA Tour on Monday. The British Open, originally scheduled for July 13-19, has been canceled. The U.S. Open has been moved from June 15 - 21 to Sept. 14 - 20. The PGA Championship was moved from May 11-17 to Aug. 3-9.
Danielle Kang won the 2017 KPMG Women's PGA Championship and is defending her title in Chicagoland next month.
The 2018 version of the tournament is being held at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Long Grove, Ill. To promote the event, Kang showed off her game on a Chicago River bridge of all places.
She chipped onto an island green on the river and then talked to Pat Boyle about the 2018 event and what it meant to win her first major last year.
Watch the video above to see her impressive shot and the interview.