Kansas State golf fans follow former Wildcat Robert Streb. For the first time in two seasons you won’t see him at the Masters Tournament.
The world of golf is focused on Augusta National Golf and Country Club this week.
The past two years, Kansas State fans enjoyed watching Robert Streb attempt to play the season’s first major.
If you missed Streb in the opening two rounds the past two years, you missed him. He missed the cut.
In last year’s opening round, he struggled with an 81. On a positive note, he improved in the second round with a 75. He missed the weekend by 6 shots.
On the other hand, Streb’s finish at last fall’s PGA championship shows he can play the majors.
He was on fire in the second round at Baltusrol.
Amazingly, he tied the mark for the best round in a major with a 63. That’s right, a former Kansas State golfer did something few will ever do. If you play golf, you know the difficulty of shooting anywhere close to 63. Streb did this in a major championship.
Even so, he didn’t handle the success well. He shot a 2-over 72 in round three. He finished in a three-way tie for seventh-place. In spite of the finish, he earned almost $300,000.
That was just part of the over $1million in prize money he earned in 2016. On the other hand, it is a significant drop from the $3million he earned in 2015.
As a matter of fact, in the first 12 events of this golf season Streb, ranked 125th in the world, has earned over $300,000 including $36,000 for a 34th place finish at last week’s Houston Open.
He missed the cut in 3 events prior to Houston but found time to root on a former Kansas State coach basketball coach.
Streb is preparing for next week’s RBC championship. Tune in and watch him in action. He’ll get another chance at Augusta.