Jordan Spieth beat Tom Gillis on the second playoff hole to win the John Deere Classic Sunday and sign a fourth win this season.
Gillis, 46, who was trying to become the oldest player to win for the first time on the PGA Tour in 20 years, sent his approach into the water. Spieth has managed to overcome the normal at TPC Deere Run for the second time in three years.
Spieth sets course for the British Open with the opportunity to win a third consecutive major tournament.
Spieth and Gillis have both entered the final round with a cumulative score of minus-20. Zach Johnson and Danny Lee tied for third level at least-19.
“Being able to play under-20 in three rounds, it’s very encouraging, said Spieth who played normal during the first round. The way I concluded the tournament gives me the elements on which to build. ”
Spieth is the first golfer to win four tournaments before the British Open since Tiger Woods in 2000 – and he silenced his critics who wondered why he was playing this tournament instead of preparing to face the journey of St. Andrews.
“I do not care at all. I came here for a reason, and it is now mission accomplished, “said Spieth.
Canadians Roger Sloan and Adam Hadwin entered tied for 18th place at minus-12, while their compatriot David Hearn took the 67th position at least -1.