Stricker struggles, Kelly surges in final round of John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Brian Harman won his first PGA Tour title on Sunday, using three straight birdie putts in the final five holes to pull away from veteran Zach Johnson to win the John Deere Classic.

Harman had a 5-under 66 in the final round for a 22-under-262 total and a one-stroke victory over Johnson to win $846,000, along with the last exemption for next week's British Open.

Jerry Kelly shot a 66 in the final round on Sunday. Kelly finished in a tie for third place with Jhonattan Vegas.

Steve Stricker struggled on the final day of the John Deere Classic. Stricker was the last player to card a birdie on Sunday, making his first on the 16th hole. The Edgerton native shot a 72 in the final round, and finished at 15-under in a tie for 11th place.

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