Duke golf: Kevin Streelman set for first major of year in PGA Championship

Former Duke golf standout Kevin Streelman is continuing to prepare for the PGA Championship this weekend in San Francisco.

In the span of one weekend, the PGA Tour will shift from Memphis, Tennessee, where the temperature was approaching triple digits, to San Francisco, California, where the fog is thick and the temperature is a brisk 50 degrees.

That’s the life of a professional golfer as former Duke standout Kevin Streelman is coming off a three-under performance at the World Golf Championship – FedEx St. Jude Invitational and ready to go for the first major championship of the year this weekend.

Streelman was T-35 at the St. Jude, tied with Tommy Fleetwood, Nick Taylor, Graeme McDowell, Im Sung-jae, Sergio Garcia, Kevin Na, Patrick Cantalay, and Henrik Stenson.

The tournament was won by Justin Thomas at 13-under par.

Kevin Streelman’s best performance this season has come since the PGA Tour resumed activities following the stoppage caused by the coronavirus pandemic at the Travelers Championship, where the Blue Devil fell one shot shy of Dustin Johnson, who won the event.

The 41-year old currently ranks 19th in the FedEx Cup Standings with four Top-10 finishes this year, although no victories have come yet for Streelman.

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TPC Harding Park will be the venue for the historic PGA Championship this year, which will play as the first major of the season, as there will only be three major championships as The Open was canceled over COVID-19 concerns.

The U.S. Open will be held in mid-September as The Masters will be in mid-November.

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Kevin Streelman will play alongside Jazz Janewattananond and Matt Jones for Rounds One and Two with a tee time on Thursday at 4:31pm EST and on Friday at 11:06am EST.

Streelman’s first round can be seen on ESPN while his second round will be streaming on ESPN+.

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