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J.T. Poston | John Deere Classic

By The Associated Press

SILVIS, Ill, — J.T. Poston completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the John Deere Classic for his second PGA TOUR title and a spot in The Open Championship at St. Andrews. 

Three strokes ahead entering the day at TPC Deere Run, Poston closed with a 2-under 69 for a three-stroke margin over fellow Open Championship qualifiers Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Emiliano Grillo.

Poston finished at 21-under 263. He opened with rounds of 62, 65 and 67.

Bezuidenhout shot a 66, and Grillo had a 69.

Christopher Gotterup, the former Rutgers player in the field on a sponsor exemption, had a 66 to tie for fourth at 17 under with Scott Stallings (70).

Poston birdied the first three holes, bogeyed Nos. 5 and 6 and parred the next 10. He made a 4-footer for birdie on the par-5 17th and parred the 18th.

The 29-year-old player from Hickory, North Carolina, won a week after tying for second in Connecticut in the Travelers Championship. He also won the 2019 Wyndham Championship.

The Open Championship is July 14-17 at the Old Course at St. Andrews following the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club.

Check out “Watts” in J.T. Poston’s bag below.

DRIVER: Titleist TSR3 (10 degrees), with Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60 TX shaft

FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 7 X shaft, (19 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 Hybrid X shaft

IRONS: Titleist T100•S (3), T100 (5-9), with Project X 6.5 shafts

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46, 50, 56, 60 degrees), with Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 prototype

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

GRIPS: Golf Pride Tour Velvet