PGA Tour

John Deere Classic 2018

July 12-15

TPC Deere Run, Illinois

$5,800,000

July 12-15

TPC Deere Run, Illinois

$5,800,000

Round 1

Wheatcroft takes lead, DeChambeau withdraws

July 12, 2018

World number 22 Bryson DeChambeau finds himself in a race to regain fitness for next week's British Open after injury brought his John Deere Classic title defense to a premature halt on Thursday.

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DeChambeau, who won the Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial in June, hurt his right shoulder hitting out of the rough at the second hole at TPC Deere Run in Sylvis, Illinois -- where journeyman Steve Wheatcroft was the surprise leader.

The 24-year-old Californian played on, shaking out his arm to relieve the discomfort on the 12th tee before calling it a day after hitting his tee shot at 15.

On-site medical staff told him there was some "instability" in the shoulder joint.

"On two, I hit the shot out of the rough on the right and I just didn't feel great after that," DeChambeau said. "I was feeling great coming into today."

He was off to consult a doctor, still hoping he could be ready to tackle Carnoustie in the third major of the year next week.

"If I can get three or four days of good rest in, when I get there Monday night I'll evaluate it and see how I feel," he said.

Despite his career-best round of nine-under par 62, Wheatcroft wasn't allowing himself to think about a trip to Carnoustie.

Asked if he had his passport with him, just in case he hangs on for a first US PGA Tour title that would earn him a late ticket to the Open Championship, Wheatcroft said he did -- but only because he always travels with it.

In the midst of a tough season, he wasn't getting ahead of himself.

"It's been a brutal year, to be honest with you," said Wheatcroft, the 40-year-old, ranked 927th in the world.

"It's probably the worst year I've had so far, but I don't feel like I'm playing the worst golf of my career. I actually feel like I'm playing some good golf, I'm just not getting the results out of it.

"You know, I feel like it's close -- 62 didn't surprise me."

Wheatcroft reeled off six straight birdies to finish his round. He was one stroke in front of fellow American Michael Kim.

Canadian Nick Taylor, Argentina's Andres Romero and Americans Johnson Wagner and Joel Dahmen shared third on 64.

Wheatcroft took full advantage of ideal morning scoring conditions. With crisp iron play he left himself birdie putts of six feet or less at holes 13, 14 and 15 to key his finishing burst.

He said a new driver head, which he had only tried out on the driving range, was a big help as he found 12 of 14 fairways.

After storming home, Wheatcroft said: "I wanted to just go to the first tee and start the second round."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-9
62
2
Michael Kim
KOR
-8
63
T3
Andres Romero
ARG
-7
64
T3
Joel Dahmen
USA
-7
64
T3
Johnson Wagner
USA
-7
64
T3
Nick Taylor
CAN
-7
64
T7
Denny McCarthy
USA
-6
65
T7
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-6
65
T7
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-6
65
T7
Scott Brown
USA
-6
65
T11
Chad Campbell
USA
-5
66
T11
Chris Kirk
USA
-5
66
T11
Corey Conners
CAN
-5
66
T11
David Hearn
CAN
-5
66
T11
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
66
T11
John Merrick
USA
-5
66
T11
Kelly Kraft
USA
-5
66
T11
Kevin Streelman
USA
-5
66
T11
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
66
T11
Matt Atkins
USA
-5
66
T11
Nick Hardy
USA
-5
66
T11
Parker McLachlin
USA
-5
66
T11
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-5
66
T11
Sam Ryder
USA
-5
66
T11
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
66
T26
Billy Hurley III
USA
-4
67
T26
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-4
67
T26
Broc Everett
USA
-4
67
T26
Conrad Shindler
USA
-4
67
T26
Harold Varner III
USA
-4
67
T26
Keith Mitchell
USA
-4
67
T26
Ryan Blaum
USA
-4
67
T26
Ryan Palmer
USA
-4
67
T26
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-4
67
T26
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-4
67
T26
Zac Blair
USA
-4
67
T37
Brandon Harkins
USA
-3
68
T37
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
-3
68
T37
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-3
68
T37
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-3
68
T37
Chris Stroud
USA
-3
68
T37
D. J. Trahan
USA
-3
68
T37
Derek Fathauer
USA
-3
68
T37
Dylan Meyer
USA
-3
68
T37
Hudson Swafford
USA
-3
68
T37
J. J. Henry
USA
-3
68
T37
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-3
68
T37
Matt Jones
AUS
-3
68
T37
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-3
68
T37
Nick Watney
USA
-3
68
T37
Richy Werenski
USA
-3
68
T37
Robert Garrigus
USA
-3
68
T37
Seamus Power
IRL
-3
68
T37
Sean McCarty
USA
-3
68
T37
Tim Herron
USA
-3
68
T56
Andrew Putnam
USA
-2
69
T56
Arjun Atwal
IND
-2
69
T56
Austin Cook
USA
-2
69
T56
Bill Haas
USA
-2
69
T56
Blayne Barber
USA
-2
69
T56
Brian Davis
ENG
-2
69
T56
Brian Stuard
USA
-2
69
T56
Cameron Percy
AUS
-2
69
T56
Charlie Beljan
USA
-2
69
T56
Chesson Hadley
USA
-2
69
T56
D. A. Points
USA
-2
69
T56
George McNeill
USA
-2
69
T56
J. T. Poston
USA
-2
69
T56
Jason Bohn
USA
-2
69
T56
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-2
69
T56
Ken Duke
USA
-2
69
T56
Kevin Tway
USA
-2
69
T56
Scott Stallings
USA
-2
69
T56
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
69
T56
Talor Gooch
USA
-2
69
T56
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
69
T56
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-2
69
T56
Zach Johnson
USA
-2
69
T79
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-1
70
T79
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
70
T79
Ben Crane
USA
-1
70
T79
Brian Gay
USA
-1
70
T79
Danny Lee
NZL
-1
70
T79
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
70
T79
Hunter Mahan
USA
-1
70
T79
John Huh
USA
-1
70
T79
Michael Thompson
USA
-1
70
T79
Patton Kizzire
USA
-1
70
T79
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
70
T79
Ryan Moore
USA
-1
70
T79
Scott Piercy
USA
-1
70
T79
Steve Stricker
USA
-1
70
T79
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
70
T79
Tommy Gainey
USA
-1
70
T79
Vince India
USA
-1
70
T96
Andrew Landry
USA
Par
71
T96
Andrew Yun
USA
Par
71
T96
David Berganio
USA
Par
71
T96
David Lingmerth
SWE
Par
71
T96
Dicky Pride
USA
Par
71
T96
Kris Blanks
USA
Par
71
T96
Kyle Thompson
USA
Par
71
T96
Mark Wilson
USA
Par
71
T96
Martin Piller
USA
Par
71
T96
Norman Xiong
USA
Par
71
T96
Peter Malnati
USA
Par
71
T96
Rob Oppenheim
USA
Par
71
T96
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
71
T96
Troy Matteson
USA
Par
71
T96
Wesley Bryan
USA
Par
71
T96
Will Claxton
USA
Par
71
T96
William McGirt
USA
Par
71
T113
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
1
72
T113
Brice Garnett
USA
1
72
T113
Cody Gribble
USA
1
72
T113
Daniel Chopra
SWE
1
72
T113
Ethan Tracy
USA
1
72
T113
Harris English
USA
1
72
T113
John Senden
AUS
1
72
T113
Jonathan Byrd
USA
1
72
T113
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
1
72
T113
Martin Flores
USA
1
72
T113
Omar Uresti
USA
1
72
T113
Sam Saunders
USA
1
72
T113
Sean O'Hair
USA
1
72
T113
Shawn Stefani
USA
1
72
T113
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
72
T113
Troy Merritt
USA
1
72
T129
Aaron Wise
USA
2
73
T129
Chad Proehl
USA
2
73
T129
Charlie Wi
KOR
2
73
T129
Chez Reavie
USA
2
73
T129
Davis Love III
USA
2
73
T129
Davis Love IV
USA
2
73
T129
Doug Ghim
USA
2
73
T129
Manav Shah
USA
2
73
T129
Robert Allenby
AUS
2
73
T129
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
2
73
T129
Steven Bowditch
AUS
2
73
T129
Zecheng Dou
CHN
2
73
T141
Brian Bullington
USA
3
74
T141
Cameron Tringale
USA
3
74
T141
Jason Gore
USA
3
74
T141
John Rollins
USA
3
74
T141
Kyle Stanley
USA
3
74
T141
Matthew Every
USA
3
74
T147
Cameron Beckman
USA
4
75
T147
Chris Couch
USA
4
75
T149
Carl Pettersson
SWE
5
76
T149
Craig Barlow
USA
5
76
T149
Daniel Summerhays
USA
5
76
T149
Robert Streb
USA
5
76
T149
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
5
76
154
Brendon Todd
USA
6
77
RET
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
Par
-
RET
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
Par
72
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-9
62
2
Michael Kim
KOR
-8
63
T3
Andres Romero
ARG
-7
64
T3
Joel Dahmen
USA
-7
64
T3
Johnson Wagner
USA
-7
64
T3
Nick Taylor
CAN
-7
64
T7
Denny McCarthy
USA
-6
65
T7
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-6
65
T7
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-6
65
T7
Scott Brown
USA
-6
65
T11
Chad Campbell
USA
-5
66
T11
Chris Kirk
USA
-5
66
T11
Corey Conners
CAN
-5
66
T11
David Hearn
CAN
-5
66
T11
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
66
T11
John Merrick
USA
-5
66
T11
Kelly Kraft
USA
-5
66
T11
Kevin Streelman
USA
-5
66
T11
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
66
T11
Matt Atkins
USA
-5
66
T11
Nick Hardy
USA
-5
66
T11
Parker McLachlin
USA
-5
66
T11
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-5
66
T11
Sam Ryder
USA
-5
66
T11
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
66
T26
Billy Hurley III
USA
-4
67
T26
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-4
67
T26
Broc Everett
USA
-4
67
T26
Conrad Shindler
USA
-4
67
T26
Harold Varner III
USA
-4
67
T26
Keith Mitchell
USA
-4
67
T26
Ryan Blaum
USA
-4
67
T26
Ryan Palmer
USA
-4
67
T26
Stuart Appleby
AUS
-4
67
T26
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-4
67
T26
Zac Blair
USA
-4
67
T37
Brandon Harkins
USA
-3
68
T37
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
-3
68
T37
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-3
68
T37
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-3
68
T37
Chris Stroud
USA
-3
68
T37
D. J. Trahan
USA
-3
68
T37
Derek Fathauer
USA
-3
68
T37
Dylan Meyer
USA
-3
68
T37
Hudson Swafford
USA
-3
68
T37
J. J. Henry
USA
-3
68
T37
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-3
68
T37
Matt Jones
AUS
-3
68
T37
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-3
68
T37
Nick Watney
USA
-3
68
T37
Richy Werenski
USA
-3
68
T37
Robert Garrigus
USA
-3
68
T37
Seamus Power
IRL
-3
68
T37
Sean McCarty
USA
-3
68
T37
Tim Herron
USA
-3
68
T56
Andrew Putnam
USA
-2
69
T56
Arjun Atwal
IND
-2
69
T56
Austin Cook
USA
-2
69
T56
Bill Haas
USA
-2
69
T56
Blayne Barber
USA
-2
69
T56
Brian Davis
ENG
-2
69
T56
Brian Stuard
USA
-2
69
T56
Cameron Percy
AUS
-2
69
T56
Charlie Beljan
USA
-2
69
T56
Chesson Hadley
USA
-2
69
T56
D. A. Points
USA
-2
69
T56
George McNeill
USA
-2
69
T56
J. T. Poston
USA
-2
69
T56
Jason Bohn
USA
-2
69
T56
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-2
69
T56
Ken Duke
USA
-2
69
T56
Kevin Tway
USA
-2
69
T56
Scott Stallings
USA
-2
69
T56
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-2
69
T56
Talor Gooch
USA
-2
69
T56
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-2
69
T56
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-2
69
T56
Zach Johnson
USA
-2
69
T79
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-1
70
T79
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
70
T79
Ben Crane
USA
-1
70
T79
Brian Gay
USA
-1
70
T79
Danny Lee
NZL
-1
70
T79
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
70
T79
Hunter Mahan
USA
-1
70
T79
John Huh
USA
-1
70
T79
Michael Thompson
USA
-1
70
T79
Patton Kizzire
USA
-1
70
T79
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
70
T79
Ryan Moore
USA
-1
70
T79
Scott Piercy
USA
-1
70
T79
Steve Stricker
USA
-1
70
T79
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
70
T79
Tommy Gainey
USA
-1
70
T79
Vince India
USA
-1
70
T96
Andrew Landry
USA
Par
71
T96
Andrew Yun
USA
Par
71
T96
David Berganio
USA
Par
71
T96
David Lingmerth
SWE
Par
71
T96
Dicky Pride
USA
Par
71
T96
Kris Blanks
USA
Par
71
T96
Kyle Thompson
USA
Par
71
T96
Mark Wilson
USA
Par
71
T96
Martin Piller
USA
Par
71
T96
Norman Xiong
USA
Par
71
T96
Peter Malnati
USA
Par
71
T96
Rob Oppenheim
USA
Par
71
T96
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
71
T96
Troy Matteson
USA
Par
71
T96
Wesley Bryan
USA
Par
71
T96
Will Claxton
USA
Par
71
T96
William McGirt
USA
Par
71
T113
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
1
72
T113
Brice Garnett
USA
1
72
T113
Cody Gribble
USA
1
72
T113
Daniel Chopra
SWE
1
72
T113
Ethan Tracy
USA
1
72
T113
Harris English
USA
1
72
T113
John Senden
AUS
1
72
T113
Jonathan Byrd
USA
1
72
T113
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
1
72
T113
Martin Flores
USA
1
72
T113
Omar Uresti
USA
1
72
T113
Sam Saunders
USA
1
72
T113
Sean O'Hair
USA
1
72
T113
Shawn Stefani
USA
1
72
T113
Trey Mullinax
USA
1
72
T113
Troy Merritt
USA
1
72
T129
Aaron Wise
USA
2
73
T129
Chad Proehl
USA
2
73
T129
Charlie Wi
KOR
2
73
T129
Chez Reavie
USA
2
73
T129
Davis Love III
USA
2
73
T129
Davis Love IV
USA
2
73
T129
Doug Ghim
USA
2
73
T129
Manav Shah
USA
2
73
T129
Robert Allenby
AUS
2
73
T129
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
2
73
T129
Steven Bowditch
AUS
2
73
T129
Zecheng Dou
CHN
2
73
T141
Brian Bullington
USA
3
74
T141
Cameron Tringale
USA
3
74
T141
Jason Gore
USA
3
74
T141
John Rollins
USA
3
74
T141
Kyle Stanley
USA
3
74
T141
Matthew Every
USA
3
74
T147
Cameron Beckman
USA
4
75
T147
Chris Couch
USA
4
75
T149
Carl Pettersson
SWE
5
76
T149
Craig Barlow
USA
5
76
T149
Daniel Summerhays
USA
5
76
T149
Robert Streb
USA
5
76
T149
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
5
76
154
Brendon Todd
USA
6
77
RET
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
Par
-
RET
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
Par
72