46 holes without a bogey, force’s with JT Poston at John Deere Classic

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JT Poston becomes the first player on record (since 1983) to open consecutive PGA TOUR events with a 62 or better. Photo: mykhel.com

John Deere Classic leader J.T. Poston (1st/-9) highlighted his round with seven birdies, an eagle and no bogeys, and opened a PGA TOUR event with a 62 for the second straight week. After opening last week’s Travelers Championship with an 8-under 62, he finished T2 at 17-under 263.

Becomes the first player on record (since 1983) to open consecutive TOUR events with a 62 or better.

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Tied his lowest 18-hole score on TOUR; this week marked his fourth 62 in his 155th career start (R1/2019 Barbasol Championship/T29, R4/2019 Wyndham Championship/Won, R1/2022 Travelers Championship/T2).

 

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Following his final round, bogey-free 6-under 64 at last week’s Travelers Championship, he has now played his last 46 holes without a bogey.

The last player to open the John Deere Classic with a 62 was Roberto Diaz in 2019 (T74).

Poston is making his fifth start at the John Deere Classic (2021/MC, 2019/MC, 2018/T65, 2017/T64).

 

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Each of three top-10 finishes this season have come within the span of his last eight starts: T3/RBC Heritage, T9/Wells Fargo Championship, T2/Travelers Championship.

He seeks a second career PGA TOUR title (2019 Wyndham Championship).

 

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In his second John Deere Classic start and first since a missed cut last year, Canada’s Michael Gligic made seven birdies and no bogeys, good for a 7-under 64; seeks a second top-10 finish in his 70th career start on TOUR (T4/2021 Corales Puntacana Championship).

Vaughn Taylor offset two bogeys with eight birdies to open his 15th John Deere Classic in 6-under 65; most recent of two top-10 finishes at TPC Deere Run, T6, came in 2019. The most recent of three TOUR titles came at the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (450 total TOUR starts before this week).

Making his fifth TOUR start (third as a professional) and playing this week on a sponsor exemption, Chris Gotterup made eight birdies to open with a 6-under 65; lone top-10 finish was T7 at this season’s Puerto Rico Open (amateur).

2019 tournament winner Dylan Frittelli opened his third John Deere Classic with a bogey-free 5-under 66 (2021/MC).

He is seeking a third top-10 finish in his four most recent starts (T5/the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, T7/U.S. Open).

Making his 20th consecutive start in the John Deere Classic, 2012 champion and John Deere Classic Board member Zach Johnson posted a 2-under 69, marking his 65th round of par-or-better in the event (71 total rounds).

In his bid to become the fourth player to successfully defend a John Deere Classic title, Lucas Glover carded a 2-over 73 (Deane Beman/1972, David Frost/1993 and Steve Stricker/2010 and 2011.