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DeChambeau earns first title at Deere, Johnson 5th

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Bryson DeChambeau charged while Patrick Rodgers faltered down the stretch allowing DeChambeau to capture the championship at the John Deere Classic.

DeChambeau overcame four stroke deficit and birdied four of the final six holes to finish at 18 under par, one stroke ahead of Rodgers. The victory earned him a spot in the British Open next week.

DeChambeau put the pressure on, sinking a birdy putt on the 18th green to tie Rodgers who had two holes remaining. After struggling to a bogey on the 17th, Rodgers came to the final hole needing a birdy. Instead, he knocked his second shot past the green, while his birdy chip attempt barely missed the hole by less than a foot.

Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson, meanwhile, put himself in contention late, briefly tying the leaders with birdies on the 12th and 13th holes to move to 16 under par. Johnson however, played the final five holes at one over par to finish in fifth place, earning his seventh top ten finish in the event.

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