2016 Rio Olympics Golf & John Deere Classic Roundup

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The final leaderboards for the 2016 Rio Olympics Golf (at the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and 2016 John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvia, Illinois are in. At Rio, a closing birdie from Justin Rose and a closing bogey from Henrik Stenson made way for a two-stroke victory for Rose; Stenson took silver and third place finisher Matt Kuchar took bronze. At the John Deere, Ryan Moore hung on to win his fifth PGA Tour event by two shots over runner-up Ben Martin. Below are the truncated top-10 leaderboards for each tournament:

2016 Rio Olympics

(1) Justin Rose (-16, ENG)
(2) Henrik Stenson (-14, SWE)
(3) Matt Kuchar (-13, USA)
(4) Thomas Pieters (-9)
(T5) Rafa Cabrera Bello (-8)
(T5) Kiradech Aphibarnrat (-8)
(T5) Marcus Fraser (-8)
(T8) Sergio Garcia (-7)
(T8) Bubba Watson (-7)
(T8) Emiliano Grillo (-7)

2016 John Deere Classic

(1) Ryan Moore (-22)
(2) Ben Martin (-20)
(T3) Whee Kim (-17)
(T3) Morgan Hoffman (-17)
(T5) Ricky Barnes (-15)
(T5) Kelly Kraft (-15)
(T5) Johnson Wagner (-15)
(T8) Kevin Na (-14)
(T8) Adam Hadwin (-14)
(T8) Andrew Landry (-14)
(T8) Steve Marino (-14)
(T8) Wesley Bryan (-14)
(T8) Bud Cauley (-14)

Here are some thoughts and statistics on the champions and other notables near the top of the leaderboards:

Justin Rose (-16) – 6 birdies and 2 bogeys for a 4-under 67 in the final round. Wrestling for the lead with Stenson for much of the round, Rose took the lead after making birdie on 15. He won by two shots after hitting a 39-yard pitch shot to a few feet on 18 and cleaning up for a closing birdie. Scores in regulation: 67, 69, 65, 67 (268).

Henrik Stenson (-14) – 5 birdies and 2 bogeys for a 3-under 68 in the final round. He got off to a great start with three birdies in his first five holes, and while he kept pace with Rose the entire round, a failed up-and-down on 14 and a costly three putt on 18 sealed his fate for silver. Scores in regulation: 66, 68, 68, 68 (270).

Matt Kuchar (-13) – 6 birdies and an eagle for an 8-under 63 in the final round. Despite his charge up the leaderboard, he fell just short of catching Stenson when his birdie putt on 18 refused to fall. It’s interesting to note that Kuchar only made it into the Olympic field because Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth dropped out — just goes to show you that anyone can do well if given the chance to play.

Ryan Moore (-22) – This is Moore’s fifth PGA Tour win, first win at the John Deere and first since the 2014 CIMB Classic which he’s won twice. He has come very close in numerous tournaments over the past couple years but just hasn’t been able to close until now.

Final round: 4 birdies for a 4-under 67. Three birdies on the front nine, a birdie on 10 and a string of pars coming in was enough to secure victory. Scores in regulation: 65, 65, 65, 67 (262).

Ben Martin (-20) – Martin has one lone win on Tour — the 2014 Shriners Open. He also has two Web.com Tour wins under his belt.

Final round: 5 birdies and 2 bogeys for a 3-under 68. Scores in regulation: 66, 68, 62, 68 (264).

Have any congratulations for Rose, Moore or any other thoughts about the 2016 Rio and 2016 John Deere Classic? Be sure to leave your thoughts below!

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