Byrd Wins by One at John Deere Classic

Jonathan Byrd birdied three of the final five holes and shot a 5-under 66 today to win the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, and qualify for the British Open.

It was the third PGA Tour victory for Byrd, who finished the tournament at 18-under 266 -- one stroke ahead of Tim Clark (68).

Third-round leader Nathan Green (71) finished in a tie for third with Troy Matteson.

Byrd moved into a tie with Green with a birdie on 17. Clark bogeyed the hole which put him at 17 under and in second place.

Byrd finished with a par on 18, meaning Clark needed a birdie to force a playoff. That didn't happen.

Instead, Byrd watched as Clark's approach on the par-4 hole settled on the left edge of the green -- just under 71 feet from the cup. His putt for birdie rolled wide left, giving Byrd the victory and a spot in the British Open.

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