Stricker rides historic weekend to John Deere win

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Steve Stricker has won the John Deere Classic for the second straight year, holding on for a two-shot victory after leading by seven strokes.

Stricker shot a 1-under par 70 in Sunday's final round to finish at 26-under 258. He edged Paul Goydos, who dazzled the golf world with a 59 in the opening round.

Stricker entered the last round having set a 54-hole PGA Tour record and ahead by six strokes. He went up by seven after a birdie on the first hole.

Stricker had to battle the rest of the way but sealed his victory with a 6-foot birdie putt on No. 17. Goydos' final chance ended when he hit into the water on No. 18.



 
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