The John Deere Classic crowd wanted Iowa’s Zach Johnson to win on the final day Sunday.
Johnson is a good guy, a local, and the defending champion but what actually happened, may have been better for the tournament.
19-year old Jordan Spieth blasted out of the 18th hole bunker, and into history.
Spieth would win a five hole playoff, and become the first teenage to win a PGA tournament in 82 years.
Spieth’s win drew far more worldwide attention than Johnson’s would have, and the teen can hardly believe what he just did.
“I’ve got to take deep breaths and just trying to control my heart rate and it never worked so I went with what I had and just hung in there. I caught a break on 18 and Zach didn’t so that was the difference,” Spieth recounts.
“I had my chances,” Johnson said, adding, “I hit some good shots but just didn’t make anything.”
Spieth didn’t have a bag packed, but he left the Quad Cities and flew to Scotland where he’s now entered in to next week’s British Open.