Sebastian Munoz holds a one-stroke lead over Brandon Hagy entering the final round of the John Deere Classic and a two-stroke lead over a group of five that includes former tournament champion Ryan Moore and 2021 PGA Tour winner Kevin N / A. If the crowded standings weren’t already a reason to believe that Munoz still had a lot of work to do on Sunday at TPC Deere Run to win his second career touring title, the tournament’s 50-year history making a case similar. Since the tournament began in 1971, just 22 times in 47 tries, the 54-hole leader has claimed the title, with a winning percentage of 45.83.
Munoz has that against him too: The last three JDC champions (Dylan Frittelli, Michael Kim and Bryson DeChambeau) made it their first PGA Tour title, and Hagy is looking to make four in a row. Oh, and one more thing to overcome: No leader from the 54 holes of the last six PGA Tour events has been the eventual winner of the tournament. The latest to retain the lead in any touring event was Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship in May.
If Munoz pulls him off, however, he will certainly be rewarded for the effort. The overall prize pool at the JDC is $ 6.2 million, with the winner earning $ 1.116 million. It wouldn’t be Munoz’s biggest career salary on tour ($ 1.188 million for his victory at Sanderson Farms in 2020), but it would come close. As for Hagy, winless in four touring seasons, his biggest payday before the final round was $ 763,000 for a second place finish in the 2021 Honda Classic.
Below is the cash prize for each golfer playing the TPC Deere Run. We will update this list with full results shortly after the tournament.