TRINGALE-LANDRY LEAD JOHN DEERE IN A SHOOTOUT

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THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC HAS 3 ROUNDS IN THE BOOKS. Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry are ties for the lead headed to the final round of the John Deere Classic.

(Writing from Silvis Illinois) The Gog Blog by Rory Spears, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy and on Linkedin or Facebook.

TRINGALE shot a third round 6 under par 65, and Landry with a four under par 67 sit a top of the leaderboard headed to the final round. Second Round leader Johnny Vegas went backwards with a 5 over par 76, and is now 8 shots out of the lead.

“I think on Sunday you just try to play every hole thebest way you can,” said Tringale. “No lead will be safe out there with this kind of golf course and this setup. My mindset will be, keep getting one more birdie.”

Landry admitted he got tired mid-round, before he found a second win on the closing holes.

“I just got tired out there, it was really hot out there,” said Landry. “My golf swing started feeling a little shakey, and my body was not turning. I was just kind of arming it out there.”

Tied for third place is Bill Haas, the 2011 Fed Ex Cup winner, and heading up a group tied for fifth place is 2016 John Deere Class Champion Ryan Moore.

Click here to hear the interview with 2016 John Deere Classic Champion Ryan Moore.

Moore used his win in the John Deere Classic, to kick-start a run to the victorious 2016 Ryder Cup Team at Hazeltine. Where Moore scored the clinching putt on Sunday, to bring the cup back to the United States. Durins his win in 2016, Moores wife was expecting the couples second child. And this week, she is two weeks away from giving birth to the couples third child. Therefore, Moore is not going to the British Open next week.

Past Champion Zach Johnson made birdies on holes 17 and 18.  Because he posted five under par, he survived the third round cut. Tour newcomers Victor Hovland and Matt Wolff each were under par, and will stay for the final round.

Click here to hear the interviews with upcoming tour players Victor Hovland, and last weeks winner at the 3M Championship Matt Wolff.

11 players were cut from the final round, because the field was trimmed to the Top 70 players. Because of the third round cut. Among the casaulties was first round leader Robert Diaz. Diaz shot 62-73-76 to end up heading home early. Luke Donald shot 1 a one under par 70, and could not make serious run up the board.

The golf course which has been getting nothing but compliments from the players has been, playing firmer and faster this year. And due to no rain this week, and the conclusion of a 6 year program by the superintendent to improve the golf course. Charles Howell called TPC Deere Run his favorite TPC Course in the network.

Tickets are available for Sunday’s final round. You can purchase them at the gate, after taking the shuttle ride over from the main parking lots. No-rain is in the forecast. Details at Johndeereclassic.com.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.