Stricker repeats at John Deere Classic

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SILVIS, IL - Steve Stricker repeated as champion at the John Deere Classic on Sunday, closing with a one-under 70 in the final round to beat Paul Goydos by two shots.

Stricker captured his ninth PGA Tour title at 26-under 258. He set the PGA Tour 54-hole scoring record on Saturday, but cooled off Sunday for his worst round of the week by four strokes.

Still, Stricker became the fourth two-time winner of the season after Ernie Els, Jim Furyk and Justin Rose. Stricker also captured the Northern Trust Open in February.

Goydos became just the second player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59 and lose the tournament. He gave Stricker a run, but hit into the water at the 18th and closed with a bogey to end two strokes back after a 66.

It was his best score in the three rounds since he became the fourth player in tour history to shoot a 59 on Thursday.

Jeff Maggert (70) finished four strokes further back at 20-under 264 despite making an early run Sunday.


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