Kevin Streelman Rides 7 Straight Birdies to Travelers Title

When his birdie count on the back nine hit five straight, Kevin Streelman could do little more than grin.

At seven straight birdies, he had the tournament title at the Travelers Open, breaking one PGA record and tying another.

Streelman finished 15-under to edge out KJ Choi and Sergio Garcia by one stroke and win $1.116 million, picking up 500 FedExCup points in the process.

Streelman broke a 58-year-old record for the most consecutive birdies to close a tournament by its winner. The previous record of six was set by Mike Souchak at the 1956 St. Paul Open.

Streelman tied the Travelers record by firing a 28 on the back nine. He closed the tournament with his second straight 64.

Ryan Moore, the tournament’s leader after three rounds, faded to a tie for fifth after hitting a 71. He tied with Brendan Steele, who had led the tournament after Day One with a course-tying round of 62.

Choi wsa at 3-under through 13, but hit all pars the rest of the way to fall behind Streelman.

Fifty-year-old Jeff Maggert kept things interesting by tying for seventh at 11-under. Maggert recorded an eagle 3 on No. 6.

 

 

 

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