Kevin Streelman’s got two solo second place finishes in 2020. Is this where he breaks through? The 41-year-old is twice a winner on the PGA Tour but would love to grab one more before his career winds down.
Streelman’s first runner up came at Pebble Beach in February. The other was at the Travelers Championship where he went toe-to-toe with Dustin Johnson in a one-shot loss.
Four rounds in the 60s in Hartford set th tone for another high finish in his next start. Streelman tied the low round of the tournament on Friday at the Workday Charity Open en route to T-7th.
These two events started a streak of five made cuts. He’s been in the top 60 in his last seven events since the restart, helping him reach the BMW Championship and nearly the Tour Championship.
Streelman has played at Silverado every year since 2014. He’s made half his cuts with a T-13th in 2017 (69-68-72-71) and T-25th in 2018 (68-68-72-73).
It seems like this would be a better venue for him. He finished 26th last season in driving accuracy (65.88) and is not penalized too much for sitting 129th in driving distance (293.9).
Streelman’s pretty good out of the rough, too, at sixth in proximity (39’8”).
There are four par-5s on the scorecard this week. The Illinois native finished 10th in that stat (4.5).
Streels ranks outside the top 100 in putting, but he does have good history on poa annua with two top-10s at Pebble Beach.