One last British Open chance for Aussies on US PGA Tour

2014 John Deere Classic Preview: Leaderboard

 

2014 Valero Texas Open winner Steve Bowditch shot a first round 7-under 64 to be one stroke behind joint leaders Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harmon. 2006 champion John Senden was on 3-under.
2014 Valero Texas Open winner Steve Bowditch shot a first round 7-under 64 to be one stroke behind joint leaders Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harmon. 2006 champion John Senden was on 3-under.

THE US PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic in Illinois offers one last chance for golfers to secure a start in the 2014 British Open.

John Senden, who in 2006 won his first PGA Tour event here, is the only Aussie in this week’s field so far scheduled to be hopping across the Atlantic for the showdown at Royal Liverpool next week.

The others, including Steven Bowditch, Greg Chalmers, Nathan Green, Robert Allenby, Bronson La’Cassie and Scott Gardiner, need to either win this week or be the first player in the top-5 not already exempt.

Defending champion at the TPC Deere Run this week is 20 year old Jordan Spieth, who last year became the first teen in more than 80 years to collect a PGA Tour victory.

Other chances include Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson, Kevin Streelman and Brendon de Jonge.

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John Deere Classic Leaderboard

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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