ABOUT KEVIN STREELMAN
Kevin Streelman graduated from Duke University in 2001. After graduation, while most of his friends headed for Wall Street or law school, Streelman borrowed his mom's Nissan Altima and traveled to South Dakota for the 2001 Dakotas tour. From there, he continued to travel all across the country playing various tours. Streelman logged more than 300,000 miles (and burned through three cars) during his tours. He also met his future wife, Courtney, in 2004 during a tour in Las Vegas, where she was competing as a swimmer for the University of Miami and Arizona State University.
- Equaled his career-best finish in the FedExCup, finishing 25.
- Had 18 made cuts in 25 starts and a career-tying five top-10 finishes.
- Finished T10 at the Humana Challenge, with rounds of 69-65-66-67.
- Played bogey-free on the weekend at the Tampa Bay Championship to claim a two-stroke win, his first on the PGA TOUR in his 153rd career TOUR start.
- Claimed the win over Boo Weekley, who posted an 8-under 63 early in the afternoon to take the clubhouse lead.
- Kept alive the streak of American winners on TOUR this season to a perfect 12 for 12. He became the season's fifth first-time winner, and his 2-over 73 in the first round (tied for 70th) gave him the distinction of posting the highest start by a winner on TOUR since 2010 when Bill Lunde shot a 73 at the Turning Stone Championship and went on to win.
- Two starts removed from his win in Tampa Bay, opened with rounds of 66-70 at the RBC Heritage to share the 36-hole lead with Charley Hoffman and Steve LeBrun. Went on to T3 in his fifth start at the event, topping his previous-best finish of T17 in 2012.
- Finished T6 at the Wells Fargo Championship in his fourth start at Quail Hollow Club. Had missed the cut in his previous three starts at the event.
- Advanced to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola for just the second time in his career (2010), finishing T24 at East Lake GC.
- Qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season but failed to advance to the second Playoffs event after finishing T63 at The Barclays.
- Finished No. 112 in the FedExCup standings.
- Notched first top-10 of the season with a T9 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
- It was also his first top-10 finish in six starts at the event.
- Posted second top-10 of the season, with a T10 at the Transitions Championship on the strength of four sub-70 rounds.
- Four additional, sub-70 rounds netted him his third top-10 of the season, a T8 at the John Deere Classic.
- Birdied his first two holes in the final round en route to a bogey-free, 6-under 65 to claim the top-10 finish.
- Finished inside the top 95 of the money list for the fourth consecutive season and had a career-best nine top-25 finishes.
- Making his 14th start of the season, finished T10 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial for his first top 10 since the 2010 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
- Recorded a second straight top 10 with a T7 at the Memorial Tournament.
- Closed with rounds of 63-66 to finish T6 at the Travelers Championship. It was his second top 10 in four starts at TPC River Highlands (T10 in 2008).
- Also finished T6 at the McGladrey Classic, with rounds of 66-70-66-68.
- Finished T10 in his first start of the season, at the Bob Hope Classic Finished T3 at the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.
- Finished T7 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, as he was one of only five players in the field to post two or more rounds in the 60s.
- Racked up two top-10 finishes in 29 starts and earned $1 million as the winner of the inaugural Kodak Challenge, capturing the title by three strokes over three players.
- Shot 64 on Sunday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to record his career-best finish, a T3. His previous career-best finish was a T4 at The Barclays in 2008. His best final-round score previously was a 66 at the 2008 Buick Open.
- Next top-10 finish of the year came with an eighth place at the John Deere Classic on the strength of a final-round, 7-under 64.
- Won the inaugural Kodak Challenge and its $1 million winner-take-all first prize. The event had a designated hole at 30 events on TOUR over the course of the season.
- Streelman made birdie on the Kodak Challenge hole, No. 17, at the Children's Miracle Network Classic to finish at a cumulative 17-under par and win the competition by three strokes over Nathan Green, J.J. Henry and Bo Van Pelt. The player with the lowest cumulative score at year's end (with a minimum of 18 holes having had to have been played) won the title.
- Rookie recorded four top-10 finishes and finished 35th in the FedExCup standings.
- Made 17 of 18 cuts to finish the season.
- Held a share of the first-round lead with Justin Hicks at the U.S. Open with a 68.
- Finished T53.
- A week later at the Travelers Championship, claimed the first top-10 finish of his career with a T10.
- His second and third rounds of 63-62—125 set a new tournament record for consecutive rounds (36 holes) and were one stroke off the PGA TOUR record for consecutive rounds set by Mark Calcavecchia (64-60) in the 2001 Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.
- His next top-10 came in August at the Wyndham Championship where a second-round, 6-under 64 helped propel him to a T6 with John Senden and Tim Clark.
- The next week birdied two of his last three holes to finish T4 at The Barclays, his best finish of his PGA TOUR career in the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs.
- After holding a one-stroke 54-hole lead, birdied the 16th and 17th holes in the final round to move to 7-under par, one off the lead.
- Barely missed a 16-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to join a playoff. Tournament was played at Ridgewood CC in Paramus, N.J., where his grandparents are buried in a cemetery adjacent to the seventh fairway.
- Finished T6 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic.
- Earned his rookie PGA TOUR card via the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament in his first trip to the finals with a T14 finish, joining another former Duke player, Joe Ogilvie, on TOUR.
- Birdied four of last five holes to advance through first stage, making the cut on the number.
- Co-medalist at the second stage at Maricopa, Ariz.
- First made PGA TOUR cut came with a T29 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee after an opening 65.
- First made cut in four career TOUR starts. Missed the cut in his only two starts on the Web.com.
- Tour Won the Opelika Classic on the Hooters Tour and had three runner-up finishes in three years.
- Collected three wins on the Gateway Tour.
- Reached the 12-man finals of The Ultimate Game in Las Vegas in the summer.
- Claimed medalist honors at the 2001 Intercollegiate.
- Helped the Blue Devils to five tournament championships while lettering in 1998, 2000 and 2001.
- Owns the course record, a 60, at Carmel (Calif.) Valley Ranch, breaking the course mark of 63 set by Bobby Clampett and Mark Brooks.