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Robert Streb Sinks Five Birdies Putting with a Wedge to Finish in Four-Way Tie at Greenbrier Classic (Videos)

by: Esteban On  Monday, July 6, 2015
Tags:  Golf   PGA   PGA Tour   Putting   Robert Streb  

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After missing a 12-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole of the final round of the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday, Robert Streb didn’t snap his putter over his knee or throw it into a water hazard. However, he did toss his club toward his bag and his caddy a little too carelessly, and the head snapped right off.

At that point, Streb should have been screwed. The putter is the most important club in the bag. You can lose your three wood or your eight iron and make do with other clubs. But nothing replaces a putter. Or at least, nothing’s supposed to replace a putter.

As it turned out, for the final nine holes at the Greenbrier Classic, Streb’s 56º wedge was a better putter than his putter had been all weekend. The guy shot a brilliant 32 on the back nine, sinking five birdie putts (plus one bogey) to tie the lead and qualify for a four-way playoff against David Hearn, Kevin Kisner, and David Lee.

Here is Streb’s birdie on the 18th that earned him a spot in the playoff:

Here’s a sweet little birdie putt on the 16th:

And here is Streb’s ridiculous 30-foot birdie putt on the 13th:

Streb was allowed to get his backup putter from his locker for the start of the playoff round. However, in doing so, he apparently angered the golf gods.

Streb hit his tee shot on the first playoff hole into the rough, and Hearn and Lee both birdied to eliminate Streb before he even got a chance to putt again.

Hat Tip – [PGA]