Kris Blanks appears at a news conference following his 8-under round at the John Deere Classic golf tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., on Thursday, July 7, 2011.

Kris Blanks appears at a news conference following his 8-under round at the John Deere Classic golf tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., on Thursday, July 7, 2011.