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DeChambeau wins 2017 John Deere Classic and earns British Open berth

Illinois, July 17: Bryson DeChambeau worked out all the angles to win the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Sunday and earn a spot in next week's British Open.

The 23-year-old finished at 18 under and shot a six-under 65 on the final day at TPC Deere Run to earn his first PGA victory. His only other professional victory prior to Sunday was the 2016 DAP Championship on the Tour.

Rodgers, who entered the day as the leader, finished alone in second place at 17 under. Wesley Bryan and Rick Lamb each finished at 16 under and tied for third. Five golfers, highlighted by Steve Stricker, tied for fifth place at 15 under.

DeChambeau's win is made all the more impressive by the way he did it. After making the turn at even par after just one bogey and one birdie on the front nine, DeChambeau kicked it into high gear on the back. He posted back-to-back birdies on Nos. 10 and 11, 13 and 14 and closed it out with a pair on Nos. 17 and 18.

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