Streb wins McGladrey in playoff


Robert Streb birdied the second extra hole to beat Brendon de Jonge and Will MacKenzie in a playoff for the McGladrey Classic title. The three tied at 14 under through 72 holes at Sea Island (Ga.) Golf Club. MacKenzie was eliminated from contention with a bogey on the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th. On the next hole, the 179-yard par-3 17th, Streb hit his tee shot to 4 feet 3 inches while de Jonge was about 25 feet away. De Jonge barely missed his birdie try, and Streb knocked in his birdie putt.

What it means: It was the first PGA Tour win for Streb, 27. He started the final round five shots off the lead and became the third player in the past four years to come from five or more shots back.

Final leaderboard: Robert Streb (-14), Brendon de Jonge (-14), Will MacKenzie (-14), Kevin Kisner (-12), Ken Duke (-12), Chris Kirk (-12), Russell Henley (-12)

Round of the day: Streb's 7-under 63, his career-low PGA Tour round, featured a finishing kick of four straight birdies from 14 through 17 after he bogeyed the 13th. Streb made putts of 5, 3, 19 and 33 feet in that stretch.

Best of the rest: John Peterson had the day's second-best score, a 6-under 64, but all it got him was a tie for 46th.

Biggest disappointment: Fifty-four-hole co-leader Andrew Svoboda was still tied for the lead at 14 under through 10 holes, but he made three bogeys and no birdies the rest of the way and finished three shots out of the playoff.

Research provided by Golf Central researcher Justin Ray.