Michael Kim wins John Deere Classic in record-breaking runaway in Illinois
- Michael Kim claimed his first PGA Tour win at the John Deere Classic in Illinois
- Kim, who birdied the first three holes in his final round, won by eight shots
- World No 473 was 27 under par overall and qualifies for the Open Championship
- Italy’s Francesco Molinari continued his recent fine form to finish second
PUBLISHED: 20:06 EDT, 15 July 2018 | UPDATED: 20:06 EDT, 15 July 2018
Michael Kim didn’t just win his first PGA Tour event on Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run.
Kim’s prizes? A little over a million dollars, a two-year exemption on tour and a trip to the British Open.
Kim shot a final-round 66 on Sunday to win the John Deere Classic by a record-setting eight strokes. The American, who turned 25 on Saturday, finished at 27-under 257 to break Steve Stricker’s tournament record from 2010 by one shot.
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