Johnson wins John Deere Classic after playoff with Matteson
23:58 GMT, 15 July 2012
Local favourite Zach Johnson beat Troy Matteson in a play-off to win the John Deere Classic in Illinois.
Johnson carded a six-under-par 65 to finish 20 under overall alongside Matteson, who had led since day one but could only manage a two-under 69, his worst round of the week, on the final day.
Victory: Zach Johnson lifts the John Deere Classic trophy
That took them to a play-off hole on
the 18th which, remarkably given the week's low scoring, both players
contrived to double bogey.
They played the hole again, and this time Johnson birdied, while Matteson could only manage a par four.
The win takes Johnson fifth in the
American Ryder Cup standings, while Matteson, 368th in the world, has
the consolation of taking the final exempt spot in The Open.
To the wire: Johnson won in a sudden death playoff
Edged out: His opponent Troy Matteson
Delight: Johnson punches the air
More to follow.