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July 9 2011

5:47 PM

Final group under way at Deere

Chez Reavie and Steve Marino have started their third rounds at TPC Deere Run. What’s at stake for them if they can end the weekend on top? Plenty.

For Reavie, a win would be his second on TOUR, the first coming at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open. He entered this season on a major medical exemption after reconstructive knee surgery last year and has 13 events to earn $673,983. So far, he’s earned $489,036.

He’s $184,947 away from fully-exempt status the rest of the season, so coming up just shy of first place at the John Deere Classic would still be huge.

For Marino, 22nd in FedExCup points, status isn’t the issue. It’s all about getting the monkey off his back and finally getting a first TOUR win. He has four career second-place finishes in 134 starts and is arguably the best player without a win.

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