Stricker defends title

Steve Stricker won the 2010 John Deere Classic, taking the title in back-to-back years on Sunday after shooting an impressive 26-under par for the tournament.

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Stricker shot just a 1-under 70 on Sunday, but he had a six stroke lead entering the day. Stricker wound up winning the tournament by two strokes over Paul Goydos.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL, Stricker had 15/1 odds to win the event, meaning a $100 bet on Stricker will pay out $1,500.

Stricker’s win this weekend was highlighted by an 11-under 60 on Thursday and a 9-under 62 on Saturday. Stricker’s 54-hole total of 188 was a new PGA event record.

Goydos shot a 12-under 59 on Thursday, but couldn’t keep up with Stricker throughout the rest of the weekend.

Jeff Maggert finished a distant third at -20 for the tournament while Shaun Micheel finished fourth at -19 and Matt Jones was fifth at -17.
2010 PGA John Deere Classic Top 10 Results
1 Steve Stricker -26 (258)

2 Paul Goydos -24 (260)

3 Jeff Maggert -20 (264)

4 Shaun Micheel -19 (265)

5 Matt Jones -17 (267)

6 Vaughn Taylor -16 (268)

T7 Charley Hoffman -15 (269)

T7 Tim Clark -15 (269)

T7 Brendon de Jonge -15 (269)

T10 Brett Quigley -14 (270)

T10 Trpy Matteson -14 (270)
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Posted: 7/11/10 4:01PM ET

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