Born: November 4, 1978
Birthplace: Winfield, Illinois
Height: 5 ft, 10 in
College: Duke University
Turned Pro: 2001
Sponsors: Mutual of Omaha
Illinois native Kevin Streelman played golf for Duke University and turned professional after graduating in 2001. Streelman’s first years as a professional golfer were spent grinding away on mini-tours, including the Hooters Tour, the Dakotas Tour and the Gateway Tour.
Streelman went through three automobiles and drove more than 300,000 miles playing for tiny purses in states as small as South Dakota as he pursued his dream of playing golf at the highest level.
In 2007, Streelman played in the year-end PGA Qualifying School Tournament. He posted a score of 416 for the six rounds and it was good enough for 14th place and his 2008 PGA Tour card.
After earning his card in 2008, Streelman has earned enough money to retain his card every single season.
His career reached the next level in 2013 when he captured the Tampa Bay Championship for his first career PGA Tour win.
A little more than a year later, Streelman won his second tournament, the Travelers Championship, and set a PGA record in the process. Streelman became the first PGA player in history to record 7 birdies in the final 7 holes of a tournament. Streelman needed every single one of those birdies as he won the tournament by just a single stroke over Sergio Garcia and K.J. Choi. Streelman one-putted the final 10 holes of the tournament.
Streelman has recorded 27 top ten finishes in his PGA career and has more than $12.7 million in career earnings.
He earned over $2 million during the 2014 PGA season and finished 24th on the PGA money list.