Steve Stricker made in two in a row at the John Deere Classic. Despite falling of his record pace of the first three rounds Stricker finished with a final round of one under par 70 to win the PGA Tour event for the second straight year. Stricker says he had a feeling it wasn’t going to be easy. It was the second time he has come out in a tournament with a big lead, and says you like to be in that position, but it is a difficult one to be in because you have everything to lose.
Stricker finished the tournament at 26 under par. The Wisconsin native played collegiately at the University of Illinois. He says the John Deere Classic is a special place for him as it is so close to home and so many people come to see him play.
After a record setting opening round Paul Goydos had to settle for second place, two shots behind Stricker. Goydos says he played pretty well, but Stricker made a key put on 17 and he says that’s what good golfers do.
The second place finished qualified Goydos for this week’s British Open. He says he’s never been there and he says playing there is the number one goal of the year.