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Former Georgia golfer Davis Thompson wins John Deere Classic for first PGA Tour win

By admin Jul9,2024

Former Georgia Bulldog golfer Davis Thompson rode a strong front nine on Sunday to his first ever PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic. Thompson shot a 29 on the front nine on his way to a four-stroke victory over Michael Thorbjornsen and Luke Clanton.

The John Deere Classic is played in Silvis, Illinois at TPC Deere Run, the weekend before the Open Championship. With his victory, Thompson earned an invite to the Open Championship, his first opportunity to play in that tournament and fifth major opportunity overall. Fellow former Bulldog Sepp Straka won the Deere Classic a year ago.

Thompson won $1.44 million for his victory of the total $8 million purse at the tournament. He shot a 63, 67, 62, and 64 across the four days respectively, finishing 28 under par. His victory comes after finishing runner-up at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit a week prior. He will now seek to carry that momentum with him into Royal Trune in Scotland come Thursday.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire


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