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Bryson DeChambeau gets first PGA Tour victory with insane comeback at John Deere Classic


Originally Posted: July 16, 2017

Bryson DeChambeau added to an SMU tradition Sunday by winning the John Deere Classic.

DeChambeau, 23, came from four strokes behind with birdies on four of the final six holes. He defeated third-round leader Patrick Rodgers by one stroke for his first career PGA Tour victory and earned a spot in this week’s British Open.

The John Deere was also the site, in 1982, of the first Tour victory of the late Payne Stewart, who like DeChambeau attended SMU. Dallas golfer Jordan Spieth also earned his first victory at the Deere in 2013 and won again in 2015.

DeChambeau teared up when told his fellow Mustang also had won the Deere.

“Didn’t know that Payne Stewart’s first win was here, and that broke me,” he said. “It was pretty special. God bless him.” READ MORE