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John Deere Classic

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The Open Qualifying Series USA

qualifiers
J.T. Poston, Christiaan Bezuidenhout & Emiliano Grillo
Tournament winner: J.T. Poston
the course
TPC Deere Run
Illinois, USA
Length
7257
yards
par
71
places available
3
Three places TO THE LEADING 3 PLAYERS (NOT OTHERWISE EXEMPT) WHO FINISH IN THE TOP 10 AND TIES

The Open Qualifying Series USA

J.T. Poston, Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Emiliano Grillo booked their places in The 150th Open as the top three finishers in the John Deere Classic.

Poston went wire-to-wire at TPC Deere Run to earn his second PGA Tour victory and a first trip to The Open after seven previous major appearances.

Three shots clear overnight, the 29-year-old showed no sign of nerves as he strengthened his position with birdies at the first, second and third holes.

Bogeys followed at the fifth and sixth, but Poston nevertheless maintained his position at the top of the leaderboard and another gain at the 17th enabled him to finish with a two-under 69 for a three-shot victory on 21-under-par.

Bezuidenhout, who has played in each of the last two Opens, secured a third successive start in golf’s original Championship thanks to a fine finish on Sunday.

Birdies at 14, 15 and 17 helped the South African to a bogey-free 66 and a share of second with Grillo, who was round in 69 to also finish on 18 under.

They finished one shot clear of Christopher Gotterup, Callum Tarren and Scott Stallings, who could have stolen the final qualifying berth from Grillo courtesy of a superior world ranking had the American birdied the last.

Grillo has made the cut in two of his previous five Open appearances, finishing tied-12th on each occasion in 2016 and 2021.

The John Deere Classic was the latest event in The Open Qualifying Series, which offers golfers around the world opportunities to reach the landmark Championship at St Andrews from 10-17 July.

Four spots in the field are available in the final week before The Open, with the Genesis Scottish Open offering three places and the Barbasol Championship providing the last route into the Championship.

The three qualifiers from the John Deere Classic
Leaderboard

View the final leaderboard from the John Deere Classic, where three places in The 150th Open were up for grabs.

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