Moore wins John Deere Classic by 2 over Martin


After a marathon Saturday at TPC Deere Run, Ryan Moore returned to the course to seal his victory at the John Deere Classic. Here's how things ended up in the Quad Cities, where Moore won by two shots:

Leaderboard: Ryan Moore (-22), Ben Martin (-20), Morgan Hoffman (-17), Whee Kim (-17), Ricky Barnes (-15)

What it means: Moore entered the final round with a one-shot lead, and he stretched that advantage to five after birdies on four of his first 10 holes. While Martin reeled off three birdies of his own to trim Moore's advantage to two shots, it never got any closer than that. The victory marks Moore's fifth career PGA Tour title and his first since the 2014 CIMB Classic, while Martin's runner-up emphatically moved him off the FedEx Cup bubble.

Round of the day: Kevin Na began the day well off the pace, but a bogey-free 64 helped Na crack the top 10. Na was the second highest-ranked player in this week's field behind Zach Johnson and he tallied seven birdies Sunday, including four on the back nine, en route to a T-8 finish.

Best of the rest: Adam Hadwin was even par through four holes Sunday before ending his week with a flurry of birdies. The Canadian birdied four in a row on Nos. 5-8, then added three more circles on the back nine en route to a 7-under 64 that drew him alongside Na into a tie for eighth at 14 under, eight shots behind Moore.

Biggest disappointment: Hoffman was only one shot behind Moore to begin the day, but he wasn't able to get anything going during an even-par 71 finale. Hoffman birdied three of his first eight holes, but surrounded them with two bogeys and then didn't make a single birdie during a 1-over 37 on the back nine that left him five shots back.

Shot of the day: Any lingering drama was removed when Moore's 6-iron approach, which was partially lying in a divot, found the green on the 72nd hole. The subsequent two-putt from long range gave him the title.

Quote of the day: "I was trying to make birdies coming down the stretch, I was trying to stretch that margin a little bit. I couldn't get any putts to go, but in the end we snuck it out." - Moore