Former Duke golf star Kevin Streelman can’t hang with weekend leaders

Former Duke golf star Kevin Streelman wasn’t able to ride his hot hand into the weekend at the Workday Charity Open.

It was just about a perfect two rounds of golf for former Blue Devil Kevin Streelman at the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio.

Streelman was in prime position for yet another run at the tournament title after being paired in the final group entering Saturday afternoon with Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa, but the Duke golf product just couldn’t hang with the leaders.

Following his round on Friday, the 41-year old was 10-under following an eight-under, 64, in Round Two.

However, that was as good as things would get for Kevin Streelman as he followed that stellar round with a one-under, 71, on Saturday.

As the PGA Tour moved up tee times on Sunday to avoid weather, Streelman was still in contention, but it would have been a major surprise if the former Blue Devil was able to come back and win the tournament.

Kevin Streelman ended up shooting an even-par, 72, on Sunday, which resulted in an 11-under for the weekend and a T-7 finish alongside Jason Day, Billy Horschel, Sam Ryder, Charley Hoffman, Patrick Cantlay, and Russell Henley.

The tournament was won by Morikawa, who was able to come back from down three strokes with three holes to play and then outduel Thomas in three sudden-death playoff holes.

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Collin Morikawa finished at 19-under.

Kevin Streelman has now put two excellent tournaments together after finishing in second place in the Travelers Championship at the end of June and skipping the Rocket Mortgage Classic last week in Detroit.

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Streelman will now stay at Muirfield Village Golf Club as he will compete in next week’s Memorial Tournament, which is highlighted by the return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour.

Woods has not played on tour since golf resumed play in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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