Matteson leads Stricker by three at John Deere


Only one man stands between Steve Stricker and a fourth consecutive John Deere Classic title.

Troy Matteson has led from the onset at TPC Deere Run and carries a three-shot lead into the final round. Matteson shot 5-under 66 on Saturday to lead Stricker at 18 under par.

Stricker also shot 66 to pull into solo second, one shot ahead of Zach Johnson and Brian Harman.

Billy Hurley III, John Senden and J.J. Henry share fifth at 13 under par.

Jamie Lovemark is one of five players tied for eighth at 12 under. In order to maintain his full PGA Tour status, the former NCAA champion must win on Sunday.