A 30-year-old German native playing on a sponsor’s invitation, shot a closing 67 to grab a share of second place at 10 under par at the Porsche European Open this week, Golf Digest reports.
John, who uses hearing aids, has only 5 percent of his natural hearing.
He made birdies on four of his final eight holes to get into contention late. Only a birdie by leader Richard McEvoy on the final hole prevented John from getting into a playoff for the title.
John played college golf at Georgia State from 2008 to 2011, before turning pro. He briefly competed on the Challenge Tour, but then decided to step back and regained his amateur status in 2016.
John competed in the Deaflympics, an elite IOC-sanctioned event for deaf athletes, in 2017 and earned the gold medal.
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