First win for Streelman
Sunday, March 17, 2013
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Kevin Streelman finally won in his 153rd start on the PGA Tour with a game that looked as if he had done it many times before.
Streelman didn’t make a bogey over the final 37 holes on the tough Copperhead course at Innisbrook. He didn’t miss a shot over the last 11 holes on his way to a 4-under 67 Sunday for a two-shot win in the Tampa Bay Championship.
Boo Weekley, who teed off three hours before the leaders, had a tournament-best 63 and waited to see if it would be enough.
Streelman, locked in a battle with Justin Leonard over the final hour, came up with one clutch shot after another. He hit 5-iron into 6 feet on the par-3 13th hole, the toughest at Innisbrook in the final round, to take the lead for good.
“Probably the best shot of my life in that situation,” Streelman said. “It’s just how I envisioned it and I pulled it off.”
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