How it happened: Spieth, 19, wins John Deere Classic

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Jordan Spieth, 19, outlasted Zach Johnson and David Hearn on the fifth hole of a sudden-death John Deere Classic playoff to become the first teenage winner on the PGA Tour since 1931.

Spieth was the only player to get to the green in two shots on the final playoff hole and two-putted his way to a trip to the Open Championship this week.

Here's how it happened:

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Playoff, Hole #5 (18th hole)

Off the tee: Zach Johnson pushes his tee ball to the right and could have tree trouble; Jordan Spieth also pushes his to the right, in the same area; and David Hearn hits a tree on the right, coming down on a person in the gallery and settling in the rough.

Approach shots: David Hearn decides to go between the trees and narrowly gets through and comes up short of the green and in the rough; Zach Johnson is right behind a tree and hits the tree and it ricochets into the water; and Jordan Spieth switches clubs and actually gets it to the green and just off the back.

Around the green: Zach Johnson hits his fourth shot to about 12 feet left of the hole; David Hearn hits a nice third shot to about 6 feet under the hole; and Jordan Spieth leaves his birdie putt from just off the green about 18 inches short.

On the green: Zach Johnson drains his bogey putt; David Hearn pushes his par putt to the right; and Jordan Spieth nails his par putt and wins the title.

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Playoff, Hole #4 (17th hole)

Off the tee: Zach Johnson splits the fairway at the par 5; Jordan Spieth hugs the left side too much and finds the rough; and David Hearn is right next to Johnson in the fairway.

Second shots: Jordan Spieth has to lay up, and does so nicely down the right side; David Hearn finds a slope left of the green; and Zach Johnson uses a fairway metal and finds a greenside bunker in the front of the green.

Around the green: Jordan Spieth has 70 yards and immediately yells at his ball to get down, coming to rest on the back of the green; David Hearn chips to about 5 feet to the right of the hole; and Zach Johnson blasts to about 12 feet past the hole.

On the green: Jordan Spieth knocks his birdie putt about 5 feet past, which he makes; Zach Johnson misses his birdie, as the ball cuts under the hole and he makes par; and David Hearn lips out for birdie and taps in for par. On to the fifth playoff hole, which will be back on the 18th.

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Playoff, Hole #3 (16th hole)

Off the tee: From 147 yards, Zach Johnson uses 9-iron and puts it about 15 feet right of the pin; Jordan Spieth barely holds the green, needing one more club; and David Hearn gets his tee ball to about 10 feet beyond the hole.

Around the green: Jordan Spieth hits a nice putt that settles a 9 inches left of the cup, which he makes for par; Zach Johnson's putt stays right and he taps in for par; and David Hearn also pushes his to the right and taps in for a par as well. On to the fourth playoff hole.

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Playoff, Hole #2 (18th hole)

Off the tee: Zach Johnson splits the fairway for the second consecutive time; Jordan Spieth again bombs a drive right down the throat of the fairway, well past Johnson; and David Hearn goes right again, finding the rough and making a few spectators run for cover.

Approach shots: David Hearn hits a nice shot to about 25 feet under the hole; Zach Johnson hits an even better shot to about 11 feet right of the hole; and Jordan Spieth pushes his a bit to the right and it comes to rest in the rough.

Around the green: Jordan Spieth chips to about 6 feet past the hole; David Hearn comes up 18 inches short on his birdie attempt; and Zach Johnson pushes his putt past on the right for birdie. Johnson knocks in a 2-footer for par; Spieth knocks his in as well, with a little fist pump; and Hearn taps his in. On to a third playoff hole, which will be the par-3 16th.

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Playoff, Hole #1 (18th hole)

Off the tee: Zach Johnson splits the fairway; Jordan Spieth hammers his tee ball well down the fairway; and David Hearn pushes his ball well to the right.

Approach shots: David Hearn sends his second shot well off the back of the green; Zach Johnson lands near the hole, but it also bounds off the back; and Jordan Spieth uses wedge and the ball settles about 25 feet under the hole.

Around the green: David Hearn chips to about 5 feet left of the hole; Zach Johnson hits the hole and flag with his chip and it bounces out, settling 18 inches away; and Jordan Spieth comes up six inches short on his birdie attempt. All three make their par putts and the playoff moves to a second hole.

Back to the 18th tee.

• • •

Update #37: 6:22 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays bows out of the upcoming playoff, getting a fried-egg lie in a greenside bunker after a perfect tee ball. He has to simply knock the ball forward in the sand and manages to save par and finish at 18 under and a fourth-place finish.

Meanwhile, David Hearn makes a 4-footer for par to join a three-way playoff with Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson.

• • •

Update #36: 6:09 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson finds a bunker off the tee on No. 18, finds the rough on his approach, chips off the back of the green and then narrowly misses chipping in, settling for bogey and falling back to 19 under, tied for the lead with Jordan Spieth, Daniel Summerhays and David Hearn.

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Update #35: 6:04 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays two-putts for birdie at the par-5 17th after using driver off the deck on his second shot, moving back to 19 under and one shot back of Zach Johnson.

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Update #34: 5:54 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson two-putts from just over 60 feet at the par-5 17th and he takes the outright lead at 20 under. He'll need to avoid bogey at the last, the toughest hole on the course.

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Update #33: 5:47 p.m. EDT

Wow! Jordan Spieth holes out a bunker shot for birdie on the par-4 18th to move to 19 under and has taken the clubhouse lead. He is tied with David Hearn and Zach Johnson for the lead, with both players on the par-5 17th.

• • •

Update #32: 5:41 p.m. EDT

David Hearn has held steady all day long and is now making a move, draining a 15-footer for birdie on No. 16 to join Zach Johnson at 19 under. Hearn is looking for his first PGA Tour victory, having never finished in the top 3.

• • •

Update #31: 5:34 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays three-putts from 60 feet at the par-4 15th hole and falls out of a share of the lead, leaving Zach Johnson alone at 19 under.

Summerhays joins Jordan Spieth, David Hearn and Martin Flores at 18 under.

Patrick Reed falls back to 17 under after a closing bogey after missing the fairway and green in regulation.

• • •

Update #30: 5:26 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth two-putts for a birdie at the par-5 17th and he moves to within a shot of the lead, although he moves to the toughest hole on the course, the finishing par-4 18th.

• • •

Update #29: 5:19 p.m. EDT

After getting to the green in two, Patrick Reed picks up a two-putt birdie at the par-5 17th to move to 18 under, one back of the leaders, Daniel Summerhays and Zach Johnson.

Johnson picks up a two-putt par at No. 16 to remain at 19 under.

• • •

Update #28: 5:14 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays is pulling off quite the turnaround, picking up birdie at No. 14 after driving the green and moves to 19 under, tied with Zach Johnson for the lead. Summerhays had four consecutive bogeys on the front nine, but three back-nine birdies have brought him to even for the day.

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Update #27: 5:07 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth makes quick amends for his bogey at 15 with a 6-footer for birdie on No. 16 to move back to 17 under. He must get to 18 under to tie clubhouse leader Martin Flores. Spieth moves to the par-5 17th two shots back of leader Zach Johnson.

• • •

Update #26: 5:04 p.m. EDT

Playing the drivable par-4 14th, Zach Johnson overshoots the green, pitches to about 8 feet and misses the birdie attempt, settling for a par to stay at 19 under, one clear of three players.

• • •

Update #25: 4:58 p.m. EDT

Patrick Reed makes a 6-footer for birdie on No. 16 to move to 17 under, alone in fifth place after Jordan Spieth bogeys No. 15.

Meanwhile, the day's final group both birdie No. 13, sending David Hearn and Daniel Summerhays to 18 under and one back of Zach Johnson.

• • •

Update #24: 4:54 p.m. EDT

Steve Stricker won't add a fourth John Deere title to his trophy case, but he finishes with a 5-under 66 to get into the clubhouse at 16 under, currently T-6.

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Update #23: 4:49 p.m. EDT

On the 13th, Zach Johnson hits his birdie putt a bit too firmly, running through the left-to-right break, but still manages a par and remains at 19 under, one ahead of Martin Flores.

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Update #22: 4:38 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson picks up his third par to start the back nine at the 12th hole and remains at 19 under, but is starting to feel some pressure from behind.

Jordan Spieth picks up birdie with a 5-footer on No. 14 to move to 17 under, while Daniel Summerhays adds his second birdie of the day with a 5-footer at No. 11 to also get to 17 under.

• • •

Update #21: 4:30 p.m. EDT

Steve Stricker gets up-and-down from a greenside bunker to card a birdie at the par-5 17th to move to 16 under. He'll need an eagle to tie Martin Flores for the clubhouse lead.

• • •

Update #20: 4:25 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth is gaining some momentum, picking up a tap-in birdie at the par-4 13th to move to 16 under, three off the lead.

Meanwhile, back on No. 11, Zach Johnson two-putts from 55 feet for a par to stay at 19 under, one ahead of Martin Flores.

• • •

Update #19: 4:20 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson fails to take advantage of the par-5 10th, misplaying his third shot and leaving himself nearly 50 feet for a birdie. A solid two-putt leaves Johnson at 19 under, one clear of the field.

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Update #18: 4:09 p.m. EDT

Martin Flores fires an 8-under 63 to get into the clubhouse at 18 under, currently one shot back of Zach Johnson. Flores has no top-3 finishes in his PGA Tour career.

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Update #17: 3:59 p.m. EDT

Martin Flores gets up-and-down from a greenside bunker at the par-5 17th to move to 18 under with his sixth birdie of the round. He also eagled the par-5 2nd hole.

Flores is alone in second place, one back of Zach Johnson, who is currently playing the par-5 10th.

• • •

Update #16: 3:49 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson runs just off the back of the green at No. 9 and chips it to about 2 feet, which he makes and makes the turn at 3-under 32 and 19 under for the tournament. He is two clear of Martin Flores and David Hearn, while three ahead of Steve Stricker and Daniel Summerhays.

• • •

Update #15: 3:42 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays is playing his way out of this tournament, picking up his fourth consecutive bogey after missing the fairway and green, leading to a two-putt bogey to fall back to 16 under, now three off the lead.

• • •

Update #14: 3:31 p.m. EDT

In the matter of 45 minutes, Daniel Summerhays has gone from a three-shot lead to now trailing by two shots after he picked up his third consecutive bogey at the par-3 7th after missing the green to the left and pitching some 15 feet past.

Zach Johnson makes a 12-footer for birdie on No. 8 to move to 19 under and ahead of the field by two strokes.

• • •

Update #13: 3:17 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson pars the par-3 7th hole and now shares the lead with Daniel Summerhays, who can't get up-and-down from the rough at the par-4 6th hole to drop back to 18 under. That's back-to-back bogeys for Summerhays one-third through the final round.

• • •

Update #12: 3:08 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson grazes the right side of the cup on a 20-footer for birdie on No. 6, but it doesn't drop and he settles for a par to stay at 18 under.

• • •

Update #11: 3:05 p.m. EDT

And the lead is back to one after a bogey for Daniel Summerhays at No. 5, dropping to 19 under and just a single shot ahead of Zach Johnson.

• • •

Update #10: 2:55 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays is angling to become the 19th player to pick up his first PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic, although he isn't alone, as nine of the current top 10 are in the same boat.

• • •

Update #9: 2:50 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays picks up a solid par at No. 4 to remain at 20 under, now just two ahead of Zach Johnson, who picks up his third birdie in the opening five holes to move to 18 under.

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Update #8: 2:42 p.m. EDT

Three-time Deere champ Steve Stricker is creeping up the leaderboard, moving to 15 under behind four front-nine birdies. He has finished no worse than fifth over the last four years.

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Update #7: 2:33 p.m. EDT

A big par save for Daniel Summerhays at the par-3 3rd. Summerhays was short of the green off the tee, chipped to about 12 feet past the hole and then made the putt on the last revolution to stay at 20 under, three ahead of David Hearn, who bogeys No. 3 to fall back to 17 under.

• • •

Update #6: 2:21 p.m. EDT

Daniel Summerhays regains a two-shot advantage with a two-putt birdie at the par-5 2nd hole, as David Hearn two-putts for par to remain at 18 under.

One hole ahead, Zach Johnson picks up a bogey to fall back to 17 under and three off the pace.

• • •

Update #5: 2:11 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson, 7 under over his last eight rounds on No. 2, hits the green in regulation, but leaves himself 25 feet for eagle and leaves the putt about 4 feet short. His birdie putt just sneaks in on the right edge and he moves back to within a shot of the lead at 18 under.

Meanwhile, Steve LeBrun cards his only bogey of the round and fires a 7-under 64 to finish at 14 under for the tournament.

• • •

Update #4: 1:57 p.m. EDT

And just like that, Daniel Summerhays is only leading by one.

After Summerhays misses his birdie putt from 15 feet on No. 1 (tap-in par), David Hearn makes a 6-footer from under the hole to move to 18 under and back in solo second.

Hearn has never finished in the top 3 of a PGA Tour event.

• • •

Update #3: 1:54 p.m. EDT

19-year-old Jordan Spieth starts bogey-birdie-par to remain at 13 under, six shots off the pace. Spieth needs a victory for a trip to the Open Championship, despite having earned more than a $1 million this season.

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Update #2: 1:48 p.m. EDT

Defending champ Zach Johnson opens his afternoon with a birdie, hitting a nice approach from just under 150 yards to about 8 feet, draining the right-to-left putt to move within two shots of leader Daniel Summerhays.

• • •

Update #1: 1:47 p.m. EDT

Steve LeBrun is proving that TPC Deere Run is out there for the taking, picking up eight birdies through his first 16 holes to jump from 41st to T-4 at 15 under. LeBrun ran off four consecutive birdies from Nos. 9 through 12.

• • •

Saturday coverage

Family man Daniel Summerhays leads at John Deere Classic

Before Daniel Summerhays heads to the course each day, his boys tell him, “Make lots of birdies!” Saturday’s report back to the family: 10 birdies for a 9-under 62 and the lead at the John Deere Classic. High-fives and hugs all around for this family of five.

After 65, Patrick Rodgers adding notches to belt at John Deere

No matter what transpires Sunday at the John Deere Classic, Patrick Rodgers will leave TPC Deere Run with a better appreciation of just how hard it is to win on the PGA Tour.

How it happened: Daniel Summerhays takes John Deere lead

After a 9-under 62 Saturday at TPC Deere Run, Daniel Summerhays leads by two shots at 19 under. Summerhays, whose best finish on the PGA Tour is a T-4 showing at last year's Memorial Tournament, is chasing his first Tour victory.

• • •

Friday coverage

5 Things: Lucas Glover's 62 at John Deere a reminder of past form

After a little good word from a multiple major winner earlier this year, Lucas Glover was reminded again of his past form Friday at the John Deere Classic after he shot 9-under 62 to grab a share of the lead.

Patrick Reed finds Friday lead at Deere with wife on bag

Patrick Reed and his caddie, wife Justine, take the close-knit relationship of player and caddie to the limit -- and it helped Reed climb to the John Deere Classic lead Friday morning with a 63.

How it happened: Reed, Glover share John Deere lead with Johnson

Zach Johnson remained on top after the second round of the John Deere Classic, but he is joined by a pair of players who went low Friday at TPC Deere Run, Patrick Reed and Lucas Glover.

• • •

Thursday coverage

5 Things: Johnson, Villegas fire 64s at John Deere Classic

Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas got off to hot starts at the John Deere Classic on Thursday, posting 7-under 64s to share the 18-hole lead at TPC Deere Run.

How it happened: Zach Johnson shares John Deere Classic lead

Zach Johnson is off to a good start in his title defense at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., shooting 7-under 64 to grab a share of the first-round lead. See how it happened!

• • •

Pre-tournament coverage

Stricker, Spieth register as favorites at John Deere Classic

Three-time John Deere Classic champ Steve Stricker is a heavy favorite to add a fourth this week, while Jordan Spieth also receives some love from our panel of experts.

Spieth on Thomas, Rodgers: Decision to turn pro 'up to them'

Jordan Spieth offers his thoughts on Justin Thomas and Patrick Rodgers, who will play in this week's John Deere Classic and have big decisions coming up on whether to turn pro or not.

Florida graduate T.J. Vogel to make pro debut at John Deere

Former Florida Gator T.J. Vogel will make his professional debut this week at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic on a sponsor exemption.

Weekend woes plague the likes of Spieth, Woods, Rose

19-year-old Jordan Spieth is the latest example of a player making a move in Rounds 1 and 2, only to struggle on the weekends. But, he isn't alone, as the likes of Justin Rose and Tiger Woods are in the same boat.

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