By: Thomas Johnston (Quad City Times)
Walking off TPC Deere Run on Thursday, Sepp Straka admitted he didn’t give any thought to winning the John Deere Classic.
He may not have even had it cross his mind much on Friday or Saturday either.
By the time he had wrapped up his 72nd hole on Sunday, he couldn’t do anything but think about his second PGA Tour title.
And stew about his worst swing of the day that led to a double bogey on the final hole that trimmed his lead to one shot and opened the door for the chasers.
Still, Straka had just shot the lowest closing round in the Quad-Cities in 41 years — a blistering 62 — to put himself in position to become the 2023 JDC champ, take ownership of the bronze buck trophy and claim the winner’s prize of $1,332,000.