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Ryan Moore shoots 67 to win John Deere Classic

Ryan Moore shoots 67 to win John Deere Classic

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.

LPGA golfer Danielle Kang shows off her game by nailing an island green on the Chicago River

LPGA golfer Danielle Kang shows off her game by nailing an island green on the Chicago River

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.

 

Master of the future: Illinois' elite golfer

Master of the future: Illinois' elite golfer

Andrew Lim stood on those crisp Augusta, Georgia greens ready to compete and represent all of Illinois.

The 13-year-old Naperville resident — and the only Illinoisan in the competition — participated in the Drive, Chip and Putt on Sunday. The contest — founded in 2013 by Master Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America —  invites some of the nation’s best golfers ages 7-15 to suit up and work on some fundamentals. 

He finished in sixth place for his age group. 
 
Lim has been golfing and participating in competitions since he was seven. To get here, he beat out almost 40,000 other up-and-coming young golfers across the country. 

The most exciting part of the tournament? 

Following his favorite golfers throughout The Masters. Oh, and meeting Condoleezza Rice, of course. Lim recently read and enjoyed her autobiography.

The Masters kick off this weekend April 5-8. How many more years until we see Lim there? 

Read more about him here.