Quick hits from Saturday at John Deere Classic

Top quote – Patrick Rodgers

“This is a nice course to play with the lead,” Rodgers told Dottie Pepper of CBS. “You have to keep the pedal down all day.”

Best round – Daniel Berger (63)

Berger birdied the first three holes of his round and added two more at Nos. 6 and 9, making the turn in 30. The 24-year-old American made his lone bogey at the par-4 13th, but trimmed four more stokes on the back side, posting an 8-under-par 63.

Stat Round 3
Fairways hit 7/14
Greens hit 15/18
Putts per GIR 1.467

Shot of the day – Zach Johnson

Johnson’s tee shot at the reachable par-4 14th settled just short of the putting surface, leaving a 59-foot second shot. The two-time major winner clipped his chip perfectly, and watched it fall into the hole for an eagle.

But is there an eagle dance too? 🦅

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Top tweet – Kelly Kraft

Kraft made a wild par save at the 17th hole on Saturday, playing his approach from the hospitality tent left of the fairway, and the commented on the shot after the round.

Stat – 6

There were players that made eagle at the par-5 17th on Saturday at TPC Deere Run.

Player
Scott Stallings
Nicholas Lindheim
Brian Campbell
Miguel Angel Cabrera
John Merrick
Shawn Stefani

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