It's awesome to see players win their first PGA Tour event, and that's exactly what happened this past weekend as Kevin Streelman won the Tampa Bay Championship. “It’s a total dream come true,” Streelman said Sunday after winning for the first time in 153 career starts and earning a return trip to the Masters. “I always had a dream of getting here.”
With a slow start to the tournament, carding a 2 over par on the first round, Streelman improved as the week progressed, playing bogey free golf through the final 37 holes.
Lets take a closer look at the breakdown...
- Round 1: 73 (2 0ver) - 3 Birdies, 10 Pars, 5 Bogeys
- Round 2: 69 (2 under) - 6 Birdies, 8 Pars, 4 Bogey
- Round 3: 65 (6 under) - 6 Birdie, 12 Pars
- Round 4: 67 (4 under) - 4 Birdies, 14 Pars
- Total: 10 under par - 19 Birdies, 44 Pars, 9 Bogeys
After a flawless Saturday round (65), Streelman was in a three-way tie for the lead with Leonard and Coetzee. He was able to keep his cool, and continued to shoot a bogey free final round. Here's a closer look at some of his stats from the week...
- Avg Driving Distance: 270.8 yards
- Driving Accuracy: 69.23%
- Greens in Regulation: 68.06%
- Avg Putts per Round: 27.75 (Avg of 1.54 putts/hole)
Congrats to Kevin Streelman on an amazing performance and winning his first PGA Tour event!
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This article was written by Scott Stevens from Eat Sleep Golf as part of our What It Takes To Win series. This series is focused on taking a closer look at the winning performance of each PGA Tour event to see exactly what it takes to be victorious among elite golfers.
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