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JT Poston’s caddy Aaron Flener talks about his win at John Deere

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“Conversations with Champions, presented by Sentry” is a weekly series of golf week in conjunction with The Caddy Network, where we take you behind the scenes to chat with the winning caddy of the latest PGA Tour event. This week: Aaron Flener, caddy for JT Poston at the 2022 John Deere Classic.

JT Poston is online.

Poston, a wire-to-wire winner of the 2022 John Deere Classic, entered the tournament with a tie for second place the previous week at the Travelers Championship. So things are definitely looking up.

In fact, since the start of the 2021-22 season, when Poston opened the campaign with six straight missed cuts. He’s missed 14 of 24 cups in all this season, but it’s all in the rearview mirror now.

“He started slow in the fall, missed every cut and only had a few top 25s here and there at the start of the year, but nothing great,” Flener told John Rathouz of The Caddy Network.

Constant work with his swing coach, however, paid off.

“Finally, his golf swing just kicked in and he doesn’t have to think about it anymore, he can just go play golf,” Flener said.

A balanced mindset is one of Poston’s best attributes.

“He never goes too high, never goes too low, so it’s so nice to work for a guy like that,” Flener said. “I’m kind of like that too, so we kind of have similar, similar personalities, you know, just the way we operate.”

It’s not just his caddy who sees the cool and calm demeanor.

“I think JT’s beauty is never too high with the highs or too low with the lows. He kind of stays pretty steady,” said two-time major champion Zach Johnson.

Poston’s second PGA Tour win earns him one of the last remaining spots in the 150th Open Championship next week. It also led him to participate in a few other important events.

“When we were playing on Sunday, I wasn’t thinking about any of that,” Flener said. “I thought about the Open during the week because I know there were three places, so I thought about it. And once we finished on Sunday, I was like ‘We’re in the Masters And oh year, the Tournament of Champions, which is awesome.

Poston is not on court at the Genesis Scottish Open this week, nor is he playing at Kentucky’s home court event, the Barbasol Championship. This freed up Flener to take care of some chores before hitting the road.