If his second PGA Tour win is the last in Robert Streb’s career, he will forever have one sweet highlight to remember it by.
Nothing came easy for the 33-year-old today at the RSM Classic. The Oklahoma pro had a three-stroke lead entering the final round at Sea Island Golf Club, only to see it slip away on the back nine as a handful of players got aggressive on a scoreable day at the Seaside course. Still, a birdie on the 17th hole allowed him to get into a playoff with Kevin Kisner at 19-under.
Streb got a bit lucky on the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, getting up and down for par from short and left of the green after hitting into a fairway bunker off the tee. Kisner then missed a 12-footer for birdie, sending them back to the 18th tee for another sudden-death hole.
This time, both missed the fairway off the tee, Streb in the left rough, Kisner right. From 144 metres, Streb then hit a pitching wedge and did this:
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As the Golf Channel commentators would note during a few replays of this, it look like the ball rolls over the left edge of the cup, begging the question of how did it not fall in the hole.
Seriously, how did that not fall in?!?
Kisner hit his approach over the green and chipped his third shot 15 feet past the hole. While he managed to make the par putt, it was academic as Streb tapped in his birdie for the victory.