The drive from Pekin, Ill., to Silvis, Ill., is about 100 miles. So for D.A. Points, the John Deere Classic is about as close to a home game as he’ll find on the PGA TOUR.
He’s making the most of the home cooking, making the turn Saturday at 4 under for the day at 12 under for the tournament.
Points will long be remembered for pairing with Bill Murray to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, not to mention the tournament proper – his first PGA TOUR win.
Since then, however, Points hasn’t showed much of that form. He has missed five cuts in 13 events since with just one top-20 finish, at T20 at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance.
His home-state event hasn’t been good to him recently, with missed cuts the last two years, but this year’s a different story.