Weekly Recap: Streb Refuses to Ebb

Weekly Recap: Streb Refuses to Ebb

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Just about everyone who plays any kind of fantasy golf knows who Robert Streb is. But you'd be forgiven if you had forgotten about him. Like a lot of golfers on the PGA Tour, Streb is almost always in the background, and often only on Thursday and Friday. A couple times a year he pokes his head out, most likely in the fall or in a lesser event.

One of those is The RSM Classic, which he won in 2015. And now that he has won it again, defeating Kevin Kisner in a playoff on Sunday, he is the first two-time winner of the annual Tour stop on St. Simons Island, Ga.

Streb had nine top-10s in his breakthrough 2014-15 season. He has had nine since then. The past three years, he missed way more cuts than he made, never finishing in the top 125 and falling to nearly 400th in the world rankings. So, his $6,300 price on DraftKings and 300-1 odds on golfodds.com were warranted. But there's clearly something about the RSM Classic that agrees with him. Asked on Golf Channel what that something was, Streb said, "I don't have an answer for you."

Alrighty then.

In truth, Streb didn't do anything exceptionally well during the week. He was decent all around, with his best strokes-gained category being putting, in which he ranked ninth. He was only 36th in SG: Approach. But he delivered when he needed it most.

On the first playoff hole, Kisner had the advantage.

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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