Duke golf: Kevin Streelman falls just short in Travelers Championship

Former Duke golf star Kevin Streelman in the Travelers Championship. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Former Duke golf star Kevin Streelman in the Travelers Championship. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Former Duke golf star Kevin Streelman fell just short in the Travelers Championship as the Blue Devil came in second place.

After missing back-to-back cuts after the PGA Tour resumed play following the suspension that the coronavirus pandemic caused, Kevin Streelman felt right at home at the Travelers Championship.

The former Duke golf star shot even par in the first two rounds at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Texas, followed by a two-under at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina.

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However, that was all in the rearview mirror when Streelman stepped to the tee on Thursday at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.

The 41-year-old posted a four-under, 66, in Round 1 and Round 2 while going very low with a seven-under, 63, in Round 3.

Streelman was three shots off the lead entering Round 4 behind Brendon Todd, and the 2014 Travelers Champion made his way up the leaderboard in his final round, passing Todd, but he could not catch Dustin Johnson.

Johnson won the tournament with a final score of 19-under as Streelman finished at 18-under.

The Winfield, Illinois native finished his final round with a three-under, 67, as Johnson picked up his 21st victory on the PGA Tour.

Johnson will walk away with $1.3 million while Streelman wins $807,000.

Kevin Streelman won the 2014 Travelers Championship at the same golf course with a total score of 15-under, and it was the last time the former Blue Devil won on the PGA Tour.

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Streelman’s second-place finish tied for his best finish in the strange 2020 season with a runner-up finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in early February.

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The PGA Tour will move to the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan next weekend but Kevin Streelman will not take part in that tournament as the field for the Workday Charity Open taking place July 9-12 has not been announced yet.