John Deere Classic Leaderboard: Troy Matteson's 61 Leads Pack

A lot of players scored well in the first round of the John Deere Classic, but nobody played as well as Troy Matteson. The 32-year-old shot a 10-under 61 to put him three strokes ahead of the field.

Matteson -- whose only two PGA Tour wins came in the 2006 and 2009 Frys.com Opens -- started hot with five birdies on the front nine and kept it going by repeating the feat on the back nine. That was good for a 61 on the day, and not many golfers are going to be able to keep up with a 61, so Matteson has a pretty significant advantage on the field after one round.

He's trailed by Ricky Barnes, who is at 7-under, and a six-man pack at 6-under, including K.J. Choi and Steve Stricker, who has won this tournament three straight times and finds himself within hailing distance of a four-peat after 18 holes. No one-round lead is safe, but especially not when so many golfers are scoring this well through 18 -- with a few golfers left on the course, 99 golfers have found themselves under par thus far.

For a complete live leaderboard from the John Deere, visit Golf.com.

For more on the John Deere Classic, stick with this StoryStream. For all your golf news as the season's third major approaches, visit SB Nation's golf hub.

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