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Spieth repeats at Deere Run, Zach Johnson 3rd

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Jordan Spieth rallied after a slow start to capture the title at the John Deere Classic for the second straight year.

Spieth birdied 4 of the final 6 holes to erase what was once a 3-stroke deficit behind Tom Gillis. The 47-year old Gillis was going for his first career win on the PGA Tour.

The tournament went to a playoff with Spieth and Gillis tied at -20 following the final round. After both players parred the first hole, Gillis opened the door hitting his second shot in to the water on the 18th hole of Deere Run. Spieth, meanwhile, hit the green in 2 and 2 putted for a par and the championship.

Zach Johnson finished a stroke behind, finishing at -19. It marked the fifth straight year the Cedar Rapids native had finishing in the top 4 in the tournament.

Johnson seemed a bit rattled during a bizarre moment on the 16th hole. As he attempted a bird putt, a boater passing on the Rock River set off an air cannon during Johnson's back-swing. Johnson stepped away and moments later missed the putt, and would par the final 3 holes coming up short of the top of the leaderboard.

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