The Links: Caddie turned club champion now a PGA Tour winner

Kevin Streelman was a caddie not that long ago. (Getty Images)
Kevin Streelman was a caddie not that long ago. (Getty Images)

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Kevin Streelman was a caddie not that long ago: 

I went from caddie to club champion at Whisper Rock, which is a pretty cool story," Streelman said.

Whisper Rock is the Arizona course designed by Phil Mickelson with a roster of tour pros who paid full freight -- believed to be six figures -- just to join. In 2002, a year after graduating from Duke, Streelman caddied there on the weekends as well as another course during the week, trying to make ends meet and keep his golf dream alive.

"And then I would play golf from 2 until dark," he said.


PGA Tour

On Masters luck. (

Awesome stuff here on Boo Weekley and why he's lying when he says he "ain't got a clue." (

Jordan Spieth earns a special temporary PGA Tour membership with his T7 finish at the Tampa Bay Championship. (ESPN)

Kevin Streelman (finally) wins his first PGA tournament. Here's what he had to say: "Just keep chasing your dreams. You never know what will happen." (AP)

Great piece by Brandel Chamblee on what undid him at the Masters. (

Bubba Watson doesn't let anyone see his green jacket. (Augusta Chronicle)

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is loaded this year. (GolfWeek)

Tiger Woods is in the middle of one of his most impressive runs ever. (Guardian)

Great follow-up story here to that crazy sinkhole tale from last week. (GolfDigest)

Stacy Lewis to No. 1 almost didn't happen because of a crazy penalty on Saturday. (Geoff Shackelford)

John Daly made a 10 on a hole in Tampa. Yikes. (Yahoo)

Michael Thompson called a penalty on himself as an amateur at the Masters. (Augusta Chronicle)

This is scary: Ivanka Trump had a stalker at Doral. (

Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay  and Peter Uihlein are making the transition to pro golf look pretty easy. (GolfWeek)

Julie Inkster doesnt want to qualify for the Solheim Cup. (Golf Channel)

Rex Hoggard says we need more variety on the PGA Tour. (Golf Channel)

Kind of funny -- top five "falls" into sinkholes. (Golf WRX)


Sergio Garcia owes the United States some tax money. (

Adam Scott and Ernie Els are buddies. (ESPN)

Graeme McDowell is opening a restaurant, and it looks like it's going to be awesome. (USA Today)


What Rory McIlroy can learn about equipment. (GolfDigest)

Well, the PGA of America is all in against the proposed anchored putter ban. (Geoff Shackelford)

And Tom Watson weighs in on the proposed ban. (Geoff Shackelford)

Always love these -- what clubs that golfers are using on Tour. (GolfDigest)


9 p.m. ET -- Golf Channel -- Haney Project

10 p.m. ET -- Golf Channel -- Feherty (Jack Welch)


The new top five teams in college golf. (GolfDigest)

Could March Madness work in college golf? (GolfWeek)


Keegan Bradley - Jason Dufner Twitter "fight." (


Your Tampa Bay Championship winner.

Classy Zach.

Fowler's boy finished third.

Shot of the day from Streelman on Sunday.

Thought this was pretty interesting on Louis Oosthuizen 's swing:

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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