Steve Wheatcroft leads John Deere Traditional after opening 62
Here’s a recap of Thursday’s opening spherical at the John Deere Traditional at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Sick.:
LEADING: Steve Wheatcroft used a sizzling end to place himself atop the leaderboard in Illinois.
Six straight birdies to shut his spherical left him with a 9-under 62 and a one-shot lead. Wheatcroft has one earlier top-10 end at this occasion, ending T-Eight in 2015.
Wheatcroft had missed 11 of 13 cuts earlier than making the weekend on the Vacationers Championship after which the Greenbrier. He may solely place T-61 and T-65 at these occasions. His final top-25 exhibiting on the PGA Tour got here through a T-15 eventually 12 months’s Barbasol Championship.
CHASING: Michael Kim is solo second at Eight underneath. Johnson Wagner is amongst a quartet in a tie for third at 7 underneath. Francesco Molinari leads a bunch at 6 underneath in a tie for seventh.
SHOT OF THE DAY: A gap 1-over 72 for Trey Mullinax, however he acquired this lengthy birdie putt to fall.
SHORT SHOTS: Patrick Rodgers is in a tie for 11th at 5 underneath. Former Illini star Nick Hardy can be T-11. … Reigning NCAA champion Broc Everett, who not too long ago turned professional, fires a 4-under 67 in his PGA Tour debut spherical and sits T-26. … Joaquin Niemann, 19, is T-56 at 2 underneath. … So is Zach Johnson, a previous winner right here. … Steve Stricker, who as soon as gained this occasion three years in a row, is T-79 at 1 underneath. … Bryson DeChambeau withdraws late in his first spherical on account of a shoulder damage. Our defending champion’s run in Silvis is already over.
Source:: New paper 24 – Sports