Kevin Streelman makes seven straight birdies to win Travelers
Kevin Streelman did something that has never been done to end a PGA Tour event on Sunday.
Michelle Wie's US Women's Open victory overshadowed it (and the US soccer game against Portugal overshadowed both of them) but Kevin Streelman made himself a little bit of history on Sunday at the Travelers Championship.
Streelman shot a back-nine 28 (not a typo!) as he closed with seven straight birdies to win by one stroke over K.J. Choi and Sergio Garcia.
He called his shot, too.
Walking off the ninth hole, Kevin Streelman told his caddie, "I'm going to shoot 29 on the back." He was wrong. He shot 28 instead.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) June 22, 2014
And according to Justin Ray it's the first time anyone has ever birdied the last seven holes of a tournament to win.
Hole-by-hole data is incomplete before 1983, but according to the Tour, nobody's ever birdied last 7 holes to win.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) June 22, 2014
Also, this is true.
Kevin Streelman's back 9 ???? pic.twitter.com/ZexmqnqmYH— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) June 22, 2014
And this might be the craziest stat I've seen all year.
Though it was Streelman who, after his historic round (and two 64s on the weekend), summed it up best.
"It was just one of those days where I felt like I couldn't miss."
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