Robert Streb soars in point standings with victory at Sea Island
Six years removed from his first and only other victory on the PGA Tour, Robert Streb returned to the winner’s circle Sunday at the RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort. It was the same tournament he captured when he won for the first time in 2015. Streb held a three-stroke lead heading into the final round and defeated Kevin Kisner with a birdie on the second playoff hole.
In the six years since his first win on Tour, Streb struggled and returned to the Korn Ferry Tour, where he is a two-time winner. He regained status for the 2020 – 2021 PGA Tour season. Streb has one additional top 10 over the last season on the PGA Tour, which earned him qualifying points in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings.
With his victory on Sunday, Streb soared 87 spots in the point standings to No. 53. Streb has the advantage of an additional 10 months of qualifying ahead due to the event being postponed to 2021. He can continue to take advantage of the additional playing opportunities to further climb the standings in an effort to qualify for the first time for the U.S. squad.
Kisner’s runner-up finish moved him up just one position in the standings to No. 13. In addition to Sunday’s finish, Kisner has eight additional top 10s during the qualifying period as well as his victory at the 2019 World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play, where extra points were up for grabs, which has lifted him near the top of the standings.
The top 6 in the U.S. Ryder Cup point standings will automatically qualify for the team with the final six spots being filled by Captain Steve Stricker’s selection. Click here for the current standings.