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Ryan Moore wins John Deere Classic by 2 strokes

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Silvis, Ill. (AP) -

Ryan Moore won the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., on Sunday for his fifth PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under-par 67 for a two-stroke victory over Ben Martin.

Moore finished at 22-under 262 at TPC Deere Run, playing the final 46 holes without a bogey and making only one in 72 holes. He won for the first time since successfully defending his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia in 2014.

“Every win is a little different,” Moore said. “I like how steady this was, with no bogeys on the weekend.”

Martin had three straight back-nine birdies in a 68.

“I never got a whole lot going,” Martin said. “I just told (Moore), ‘You couldn’t make one bogey out there for me today?’ Hats off to him for just a solid round of golf. I don’t think he really ever sniffed a bogey.”

South Korea’s Whee Kim shot 67 to tie for third with Morgan Hoffmann (71) at 17-under.

Moore hit 13 of 14 fairways in the final round and 14 of 18 greens in regulation, including the 18th, which he two-putted from 47 feet for the victory. He opened with three straight 65s in the event thrown off schedule by rain Thursday and Friday.

NCAA champion Aaron Wise followed his third-round 63 with a 70 to tie for 16th at 12 under in his PGA Tour debut as a pro. The former Oregon player won a PGA Tour Canada event two weeks ago in Edmonton, Alberta.

Martin had three straight back-nine birdies in a 68.

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