Zach Johnson holds the trophy after winning the John Deere Classic
Zach Johnson holds the trophy after winning with a birdie on the second playoff hole.
Zach Johnson holds the trophy after winning the John Deere Classic on Sunday at TPC Deere Run. Johnson defeated Troy Matteson, who had led the first three rounds, in a playoff.
Zach Johnson reacts after winning the playoff.
Troy Matteson looks on as he misses a putt on the second hole of his playoff with Zach Johnson.
Kiss it goodbye
Troy Matteson watches his shot off the fifth tee during the final round. Matteson shot a 69 on Sunday, his worst round of the weekend.
No day at the beach
Troy Matteson hits out of a bunker on the ninth green.
Zach Johnson hits off the second tee during the final round. He shot a 65 on Sunday to force a playoff with Tim Matteson.
Steve Stricker, trying for a fourth straight win at the Deere Classic, reacts after missing a birdie putt on the ninth green during the final round. Stricker shot a 70 Sunday, his worst round of the weekend, to finish tied for fifth.
He's got a good shot
Troy Matteson shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to take a three-shot lead after three rounds of the John Deere Classic. He's going for his third PGA Tour victory.
Steve Stricker put himself in position to win the John Deere for the fourth straight year. His 5-under 66 Saturday left him alone in second place at 15-under 198, three shots behind Troy Matteson.
In the hunt
Former Masters champion Zach Johnson finished Saturday tied for third place, four behind the leader. Johnson is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is a member of the tournament's board of directors.
Troy Matteson putts on the 18th green in front of a relatively small gallery. More fans followed Steve Stricker, who is going for his fourth straight John Deere win, and Zach Johnson. ''I'm in a different position in life (than Stricker and Johnson),'' Matteson said. ''These guys are Ryder Cuppers, winning major championships. People buy tickets to see them.''
In the hunt
Three-time defending champ Steve Stricker slipped from third to eighth with a second-round 67 on Friday at the John Deere Classic, but still is just three shots off the lead.
Atta boy, Troy
First-round leader Troy Matteson hangs on to the lead by a single stroke after shooting 68.
Luke Guthrie hits his second shot on the eighth hole from the trees in Friday's second round of the John Deere Classic. Guthrie slipped from third to 11th, 4 shots off the lead, with a 68.
Use the force, Luke
Luke Guthrie hits his second shot the ninth hole on Friday.
I got this
Tommy Biershenk hits his third shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the John Deere Classic. He moved up from 10th to eighth, 3 shots off the lead, with his second straight 66.
Watch the birdies
Troy Matteson sinks 10 of 'em en route to a first-round 61 on Thursday for the lead at the John Deere Classic.
Zach Johnson shakes hands with Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz after shooting a 3-under 68.
Ricky Barnes is just 3 shots back after shooting a 64.
Work to do
Three-time defending champ Steve Stricker is three back after shooting a 65.
A handmade model of a John Deere combine serves as a tee marker.
Fans wathch the action on the 10th hole during the first round.