Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 25: Troy Matteson celebrates after sinking his putt on the second green of a two-hole playoff to win the 2009 Frys.com Open on October 25, 2009 at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Troy Matteson shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a three-shot lead into the final round at the John Deere Classic. Steve Stricker, who also shot a 66, sits in second place at 15 under in his quest for a fourth straight tournament title. Stricker birdied four straight holes beginning at the 14th, but bogeyed the par-4 18th, stubbing a chip shot and missing a 15-footer for par. Both Matteson and Stricker bogeyed the last hole, setting up their final-round pairing together at TPC Deere Run, where Stricker, a Wisconsin native who was an all-American at Illinois, has become a local favorite by winning the last three years. Former Masters champion Zach Johnson also carded a 66 to climb into contention at 14 under, along with left-hander Brian Harman.
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