Written By;

Carl Sengstock

Patrick Rodgers started the first 2 days of the John Deere Classic at  TPC Deere Run course with 35 straight unblemished holes.

Unfortunately he 3 putted for a bogey 5 on the 9th hole which was his final hole today. He does hold a 2 stroke lead going into moving day tomorrow over Bryson DeChambeau.

The par 71 track was very gettable today as Rodgers fired a 7 under par 64.

Nipping at his heels and coming on strong like I mentioned yesterday is Bryson DeChambeau. Bryson was hot today and ended his round with a 6 under par 65.

Patrick will sleep good tonight sitting on a 2 shot lead but he will be paired for the third day in a row with DeChambeau and I think it’s going to be a good old fashioned shoot out.

We don’t have to look too far back to see 2 very dangerous players lurking in a tie for 3rd place at -10 under par. Zach Johnson, past champion, knows this course like the back of his hand.

He fired a -4 under par 67 today and is capable of a 7 or even an 8 under par round on Saturday. This is one junk yard dog you NEVER count out!! I covered the whiffle ball tournament last year at the RSM Classic and Zach was as competitive as when he won the Masters.

Probably the most competitive person I have ever met.

Charles Howell III is also in a tie at -10 in third place with Zach. Charlie has all ready qualified for the British Open next week.

He really wants to win this tournament, plain and simple! He grew up in Augusta Georgia and wants to get back to the Masters next year.

He is playing at such a high-caliber that I think this might just be his week.

My favorite at the John Deere is always Zach Johnson but this might just be Charlie Howell’s to win. Going to have to wait and see what happens.

Until tomorrow…….


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Readers Comments (1)

  1. bruce wood

    I guess the days of Nicklaus , Palmer , and Woods are done ..No big name to watch anymore .. Every week a different winner .


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