John Deere Classic Leaderboard: Zach Johnson, Troy Matteson Headed For Playoff

Troy Matteson has pretty much been leading the John Deere Classic wire-to-wire, but Zach Johnson finds himself in the clubhouse and tied with Matteson at -20 for the lead after finishing his round with three birdies in his last six holes.

Matteson started the tournament with a 10-under 61 on Thursday and has never wavered, but couldn't close out Johnson. Matteson double-bogeyed the 15th hole, only to recover with a clutch eagle on 17 before sinking a par putt on 18 to clinch the playoff.

The playoff is sudden death starting on the first hole, a par 4. Johnson has played the hole one-under for the tournament, firing a birdie on Saturday. Matteson is at -2 on the first hole, shooting birdies on Thursday and Friday. They'll keep going until someone does something awesome, or someone does something terrible.

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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