Tag Archives: Kevin Streelman

Nov
13
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Kevin Streelman had a pretty good Friday at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. He shot a four-under 67, signed his card, and then when it was time to return to his hotel room (which is on-site at the resort where the tournament is being held), he decided on a rare form of transportation for a PGA Tour player.

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Jun
22
2014
Power game. ©USGA/Darren Carroll.

Just when the Travelers Championship appeared to be a three-man race between Sergio Garcia, K.J. Choi, and Aaron Baddeley, Kevin Streelman birdied the final seven holes to win his second PGA Tour tournament. The seven birdie streak broke Mike Souchak’s streak of six birdies to win the 1956 St. Paul Open.

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Jan
30
2014
Lasers approved!
The R&A, one of golf’s governing bodies, announced on Monday the approval of distance measuring devices — or most commonly known as rangefinders or lasers, etc. — for their amateur championships in 2014, including the British Amateur. Your move, USGA! 

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Nov
24
2013
An emotional Jason Day and his mother Dening

An emotional Jason Day and his mother Dening (photo via @kleinyheraldsun)

Jason Day captured the most significant win of his career, posting ten-under total to secure the individual title at the World Cup of Golf, along with the team honors for Australia with partner Adam Scott.

Choked with emotion, Day hugged his mother Dening, and his sisters, Kim and Yanna, on the 18th green at Royal Melbourne on Sunday. Just over a week ago, Dening, who immigrated to Australia from the Philippines thirty years ago, got official word that she had lost eight family members, including her mother (Jason’s grandmother) in Typhoon Haiyan.

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May
12
2013
Tiger Woods y'all

Tiger Woods y’all

What a hell of a tournament! — whether it was Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods throwing handbags at each other or dunking balls in water hazards at crucial points on Sunday or someone missing and making a game-changing putt, there was no shortage of drama at TPC Sawgrass.

In the end, Woods captured his 78th PGA Tour victory, only four shy of Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82, and his second Players Championship title, not to mention his fourth win of the year, marking the earliest he’s achieved that feat in any season. 

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Mar
29
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

After Deadspin posted this legendary picture of Jason Dufner hanging out with kids at a charity event in Irving, Texas, #Dufnering has become a trending meme on the internets. Here are some of the best from the pros, along with others around the Twittersphere…

Mar
27
2013
By WUP Staff under By the Numbers
Instant classic!

Instant classic!

This week we’re giving you a By the Numbers smorgasbord, with a look at not only Tiger Woods’ latest win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but also the previous week’s victorious performances by Stacy Lewis — who ascended to world no. 1 (you go girl!) — at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup and Kevin Streelman at the Tampa Bay Championship.

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Mar
17
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
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The Course Whisperer

Early in the final round of the Tampa Bay Championship, there was at one point a six-way tie at the top. Best guess was one of those guys would emerge with the trophy. And that’s not counting defending champion and the highest ranked player in the field, world no. 3, Luke Donald, who was lurking just behind the pack, which included Boo Weekley, Justin Leonard, Greg Chalmers, George Coetzee and Kevin Streelman.

As it happened, Streelman — whose previous most notable title heading into the week was something called the Kodak Challenge — emerged from the bunch and separated himself when he hit “probably the best shot of my life in that situation,” knocking a five-iron to six feet on No. 13. He rolled in the putt for birdie and never looked back and clinched it on the penultimate hole.

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Jun
18
2012
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Keegan Bradley with his dad Mark Bradley looping for him on the 18th

At the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, Kevin Streelman came up with an idea to share a special moment with his dad Dennis on Father’s Day. A player can change caddies at any time and Kevin confirmed it with the walking official.

Four years ago, heading into the 72nd hole on Sunday, Kevin teed off well ahead of the leaders, allowing him the opportunity to surprise his dad when he told him to switch places with his caddie Mike Christensen.

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Jun
8
2012
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

18th green at Scioto CC with the clubhouse in the back drop

It really was the “longest day in golf” — it was so long that the U.S. Open sectional qualifying spilled over into Tuesday in Memphis. Play was postponed to the following day due to storms. Dennis Miller and Casey Martin’s stories held up as the best Cinderella stories.

Meanwhile, where did I leave off in Columbus?

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