July 16, 2017 / 10:14 PM / 4 months ago

Golf-DeChambeau wins John Deere Classic, earns British Open berth

July 16 (Reuters) - Physics major Bryson DeChambeau worked out all the angles to win the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Sunday and earn a spot in next week’s British Open.

DeChambeau, a former amateur champion, sank a 14-foot birdie at the final hole to clinch his first PGA Tour victory.

He carded 65 and finished at 18-under-par 266 at TPC Deere Run, one stroke ahead of fellow American Patrick Rodgers, who bogeyed the par-five 17th.

DeChambeau, 23, is known for his revolutionary approach to the game. He plays with all of his irons the same length, which he believes is a mechanically superior approach. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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