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Born: 4 November 1978
Birthplace: Winfield, Illinois, USA
College: Duke University
Resides: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins : 2
Other wins: 1
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: No
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Kevin is now an experienced PGA tour campaigner, joining the tour in 2008 and gaining his first win at the 2013 Tampa Bay Championship. He then followed that in 2014 winning the Travelers Championship with a pair of weekend 64's, including seven consecutive birdies to finish on Sunday.
Kevin has been playing some of his golf in recent years with 4 Top-10 finishes in 2018, 5 Top 10 finishes in 2019 and three top 3 finishes in 2020. He tends to miss quite a lot of cuts but when he is playing well he tends to make it count with high placed finishes. Look out for his Sunday birdie charges from off the pace.
Pressure Performance Analysis
Kevin hasn't performed on Sundays at Major Championships but he's been a reasonably sound operator at PGA Tour level. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance rating is set to ⭐⭐⭐.
✅ Kevin shot a final round 67 to finish one shot shy of Trey Mullinax (66) at the Barbasol Championship.
❌ Four back with 18 holes to go at the US Open, Kevin could only manage a final round 73 to drop from 9th to 15th.
❌ Three shots behind after 54 holes of the PGA Championship, Kevin shot a 75 (worst of anyone in the top 25) to drop to 8th. Kevin had never bettered 12th place in a Major prior to that and the pressure may just have been too much.
✅ Kevin was three shots back going into the final round of the Safeway Open. Shot a 67 to move himself up to 3rd place.
✅ Began the final round of the Travelers Championship three shots behind. Shot a 67 to miss out by a shot to Dustin Johnson.
✅ Finished solo-second at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, his best result since the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (2nd). Was the only player to record four scores in the 60s (69-67-68-68). Began the final round 7 shots behind Mickelson and finished 4 shots behind Nick Taylor who shot 70.
Can often finish with a string of birdies on a final round Sunday to make a late charge. Win at Travellers in 2014 was 7 birdies to close, made seven birdies in the final round en route to a 6-under 65 at the 2018 John Deere Classic to claim a T7, closed with four birdies on his last five holes at the 2019 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide to finish fourth and at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship, made nine birdies in the final round to shoot a 64 and finish T4. Back Kevin from off the pace on a Sunday.
Avoid when rusty
Kevin himself states that he targets runs of three or four tournaments and aims to peak towards the third or fourth event. In the past three years he's failed to record a top 20 when returning after a 4+ week break.
Events to back Streelman
Kevin is on record as saying this is his "favourite" event and has a first and second place in the tournament.
Travelers Championship, 2020
Q. Kevin, ultimately you come up just short. As you see things unfold, what's going through your head?
KEVIN STREELMAN: Yeah, I have to take a lot of positives. It's a little bit disappointing. I just played beautifully. I sure love this place. It's very special for me to always get back here. But played nice golf. To be in the heat there and to perform, it's what I do it for. Had a great run at Pebble, got a solo second there, and it's looking like another solo second. I wanted to win one for my kids. They've never seen me really win one, but there's more to play.