Ryan Moore closed with a four-under-par-67 to win the John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities. George McNeily reports.
Moore finished the tournament at 22-under-par to claim his fifth PGA Tour win.
Moore birdied four of his first ten holes on Sunday to take command.
Ben Martin finished second, two strokes behind Moore, after posting three consecutive birdies on the back nine
It was Moore’s first tournament win since 2014.
After six straight losing seasons Iowa State fans are hungry for a winner and coach Matt Campbell hopes to provide one in his first season at the helm. More than a dozen starters return from last year’s team that finished 3-9 in Paul Rhoads’ final season in Ames. Campbell says there are too many question marks right now to get an accurate read on just how successful the Cyclones will be.
Campbell says the focus right now is getting the Cyclones ro reach their full potential.
A concern is up front on both sides of the ball. Junior right tackle Jake Campos is the lone returning starter on the offensive line.
Senior Demond Tucker returns at nose guard but the defensive line also has holes to be filled.
Campbell has talked a lot of building a culture at Iowa State. He says that won’t happen until the Cyclones learn to handle adversity.
The Cyclones open at home on September 3 against UNI.