Brian Harman won the John Deere Classic on Sunday, shooting a final-round 68 to finish at 21 under par. The American golfer held a two-shot lead heading into the final round and never looked back, carding four birdies and two bogeys on the day.
Sepp Straka finished second, two shots back of Harman. The Austrian golfer shot a final-round 62, which included an eagle on the 15th hole. Straka was on 59 watch for much of the day, but he bogeyed the final hole to finish at 19 under par.
It was Harman’s third career PGA Tour victory, and his first since the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. The win also moved him up to 20th in the FedExCup standings.
Straka’s second-place finish was his second top-10 finish of the season. He also finished fifth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April.
The John Deere Classic is a PGA Tour event that is played annually in Silvis, Illinois. The tournament is typically held in the first week of July.
Harman’s win was a bit of a surprise. He had not finished in the top 10 since the 2021 Wyndham Championship, and he was not even in the top 100 in the world rankings heading into the tournament. However, he played some of his best golf of the season at the John Deere Classic, and he was able to hold off a strong field to claim the victory.
Straka’s second-place finish was also impressive. He is a young player who is still finding his way on the PGA Tour, and he has shown a lot of promise this season. He will be looking to build on his strong finish at the John Deere Classic and continue to improve his ranking in the world.