Robert Streb won his maiden PGA Tour victory at the McGladrey Classic in a three-man play-off at Sea Island, Seaside Course.
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Robert shot a final round -7 under par 63 to post a club-house lead in the McGladrey Classic of -14 under par. He then had to wait for an hour and a half to see if anyone could catch him.
They did, both Will McKenzie and Brendon de Jonge equaled that final -14 under par total, Will with a last round -2 under par 68 and Brendon a -5 under par 65 last round.
Will was eliminated at the first extra hole, the 18th, with a bogey. Robert and Brendon then went to the par three 17th, where Brendon hit to within ten feet, but Robert knocked it almost stone dead. Brendon missed and Robert calmly converted his birdie putt to win the McGladrey Classic.
There were two items on Robert’s bucket list, 1 attending an Oklahoma-Texas football game ,and 2 playing at Augusta National. He has now achieved playing at Augusta, courtesy of this win;
“One is easier to get to. I just haven’t done it yet, definitely thought I would have made that game by now.”
“You’re obviously not going to achieve all your goals right from the get-go, well, at least I didn’t.”
“I was pretty nervous over those short putts, but managed to work it out, and things went in my favor.”
“I never really came back from that far behind, I know it could be done, but it didn’t really cross my mind there until the end.”
Brendon was philosophical about losing, but also mentioned the not winning streak of 212 appearances;
“What can you do? He hit a great shot, and as I said, it’s nice for him to have a birdie. It’s a good way to win the tournament.”
“I didn’t birdie the par 5 in regulation. I had a very easy bunker shot, but other than that, I didn’t leave much out there.”
“I do think about being the best player without a Tour title, just because I’ve had so many chances, because I’ve been there or there abouts the lead so many times. It wears on me but it’s up to me to break through.”
Will said he did not just execute how he wanted to;
“I didn’t blow it but I didn’t execute like I needed to.”
“It was a tough day. I didn’t have my game, but I actually hit a lot of great shots today.”
“I was hitting it on the right side of the hole playing smart, smart, conservative, solid golf, but then you know, time was kind of ticking and you kept thinking, ‘When is he going to screw one of these up?’”