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John Deere Classic 2012: Steve Stricker 1 Shot Behind Troy Matteson Through 11

Troy Matteson still leads at the 2012 John Deere Classic at 19-under overall, shooting 1-under through 11 holes Sunday. Steve Stricker has virtually erased a three-stroke deficit, however, and now sits just one stroke back on the leaderboard following a birdie on hole No. 11.

Stricker is 3-under on the day, setting up what could be an exciting finish Sunday. The Wisconsin native and winner of the last three years at the event has shot very well down the stretch at TPC Deere Run, going 8-under on the back nine through the first three days of the tournament.

Matteson has been up-and-down throughout the final day at the Classic. He bogeyed No. 4 and No. 9 to offset birdies on No. 2 and No. 7. Matteson has now hit four bogeys over his last 18 holes. Stricker has hit just one.

Scott Piercy and Zach Johnson are also within striking distance of victory, two strokes back from Matteson. Piercy is 5-under through 14 holes. Johnson is 3-under through 12.

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