Brian Harman wins John Deere Classic by one stroke

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Posted: Jul 13, 2014 6:08 PM

(Reuters) - American Brian Harman clinched a late ticket to the British Open when he won the John Deere Classic by one stroke in Silvis, Illinois, on Sunday.

The left-hander handled the pressure of leading to card a closing five-under-par 66 at TPC John Deere Run.

He had the luxury of three-putting the final hole, tapping in from six inches to finish at 22-under 262, while compatriot Zach Johnson (64) was second at 21-under.

"I bought my passport and a couple of jackets. I can't wait to get on that plane," Harman told CBS television.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina. Editing by Gene Cherry)