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Ryan Moore wins John Deere Classic, his fifth PGA Tour title

Ryan Moore and Tournament Chairman Paul Scranton hold

Ryan Moore and Tournament Chairman Paul Scranton hold the trophy during the final round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run on August 14, 2016 in Silvis, Illinois. Credit: Getty Images / Michael Cohen

SILVIS, Ill. — Ryan Moore won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his fifth PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Ben Martin.

The 33-year-old Moore finished at 22-under 262 at TPC Deere Run, playing the final 46 holes without a bogey and making only one in 74 holes.

He won for the first time since successfully defending his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia in 2014. Martin had three straight back-nine birdies in a 68.

Whee Kim of South Korea shot 67 to tie for third with Morgan Hoffmann (71) at 17 under.

Moore birdied Nos. 2, 4, 9 and 10 and closed with eight pars. He had a five-stroke lead when Hoffmann bogeyed the 12th hole.

Martin, playing with Moore in the final twosome, birdied Nos. 12-14, but couldn’t get closer than two strokes.

Moore opened with three straight 65s in the event thrown off schedule by rain Thursday and Friday.

Jordan Spieth chose not to defend his title because he didn’t think it would be appropriate in light of his decision to skip the Rio Olympics.


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