Frittelli captures first PGA title at John Deere Classic
Monday, July 15, 2019

(SILVIS, IL) - While the rest of the leaders faltered, Dylan Frittelli surged to his first PGA Tour title. Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday, closing with a 7 under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot this week in The Open in Northern Ireland, finishing at 21 under 263 after the bogey-free final round at TPC Deere Run. A two-time winner on the European Tour, Frittelli birdied the par-5 17th after blasting out of a greenside bunker to 11 feet, and closed with a par on the par-4 18th. Henley shot a tournament-best 61. Andrew Landry, who opened Sunday in a two-way tie for the lead, was 18 under after a 69. Rookie Collin Morikawa (66), the runner-up last weekend in Minnesota, and Chris Stroud (67) followed at 17 under. Morikawa hit all 18 greens in regulation. Henley's career-low effort included six birdies on the back nine, capped by one on No. 18. He made six putts of at least 7 feet, including 26 and 46 footers. Frittelli, who opened with rounds of 66, 68 and 65, started the final round with three consecutive birdies. He matched Henley with a chip-in on No. 10 and took the lead for good with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 11th hole.