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2014 McGLADREY CLASSIC (The 3rd of 43 events in the PGA TOUR Season), St. Simons Island, GA, October 20-26, 2014: Purse: $5,600,000; Sea Island GC (Seaside Course), Par/Yards: 35-35—70/7,005 - Final Notes – Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weather: Sunny and warm with a high of 79 degrees. Winds SE 5-10 mph.

Final Leaderboard

Robert Streb 69-66-68-63—266 (-14) won playoff (pictured by Getty Images)

Brendon de Jonge 68-64-69-65—266 (-14)

Will MacKenzie 65-68-65-68—266 (-14)

Robert Streb defeated Brendon de Jonge with a birdie-2 on the second extra hole (No. 17) to win a three-man playoff at the 2014 McGladrey Classic. Will MacKenize dropped out of the playoff on the first extra hole with a bogey-5 on No. 18.

Playoff Notes

Streb (1-0) and de Jonge (0-1) competed in each of their first playoff on TOUR.

MacKenzie drops to 1-1 in playoffs on TOUR. In his first playoff he defeated Brian Gay and Marc Turnesa to win the 2008 Sanderson Farms Championship.

Ben Crane defeated Webb Simpson in the only other playoff at the McGladrey Classic in 2011.

The McGladrey Classic was the first playoff on TOUR since the 2014 Quicken Loans National in July where Justin Rose defeated Shawn Stefani with a par-4 on the first extra hole (No. 18).

Robert Streb

Streb fired a final round 7-under 63 to jump from T12 entering the final round to win a playoff in his first start at the McGladrey Classic. Streb came from five shots back entering the final round to claim his first victory on TOUR. Streb finished his round at 3:35 p.m. and waited over an hour and a half for the leaders to finish.

Streb records his first PGA TOUR victory in his 49th TOUR start.

With the victory, Streb moves to No. 1 in the FedExCup.

Streb’s finishes in the FedExCup: 2014 (71), 2013 (126)

Streb wins at the age of 27 years, 6 months and 19 days, making him the third consecutive player in his 20s to win to start the season.

Streb’s scoring breakdown for the week (including the playoff): Par-3s (-2), Par-4s (-7), Par-5s (-6)

2014-15 PGA TOUR Season starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 3-3-2-1

Career PGA TOUR starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 49-32-4-1

Streb and Tommy Gainey are the only players to record their first TOUR win at the McGladrey Classic.

Streb has made his first three cuts this season and is coming off a T10 last week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Streb is coming off a 71st place finish in the 2013-14 FedExCup standings. He was two FedExCup points shy of qualifying for the third Playoffs event at the BMW Championship. Streb had 966 points, while Jerry Kelly claimed the 70th and final spot with 968 points.

Streb grew up playing hockey with St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.

Streb’s previous best finish on TOUR was T2 at the 2014 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Robert Streb – McGladrey Classic Statistics

Driving Accuracy 41/56 (73.2%) T25

Greens in Regulation 53/72 (73.6%) T47

Total Putts 113 T1

Driving Distance 279.1 yards 30

Strokes Gained: Putting +1.981/per round 2

About Robert Streb

Birthdate: April 7, 1987

Birthplace/Resides: Chickasha, Oklahoma/Shawnee, Kansas

Family: Wife, Maggie

Height/Weight: 5-10/165

Turned Pro: 2009

Joined TOUR: 2013

Third-Round Leader Statistics

The third-round leader/co-leader has only won two of five times at the McGladrey Classic. Chris Kirk (2013) and Heath Slocum (2010) are the only two third-round leaders to win the McGladrey Classic.

The third-round leader/co-leader has won two of the first three events of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR Season.

Brendon de Jonge

Here’s a look at de Jonge at the McGladrey Classic: 2010 (T15), 2011 (T60), 2012 (T4), 2013 (T16), 2014 (P2).

To start the 2014-15 season, de Jonge finished T31 at the Frys.com Open and T42 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He has yet to post an over-par round this season.

Nick Price and Denis Watson remain the only golfers from Zimbabwe to win on the PGA TOUR.

Will MacKenzie

Making his 200th career start on the PGA TOUR, MacKenzie lost in a playoff at the McGladrey Classic to drop his record to 1-1 in playoffs on TOUR. MacKenzie made bogey-5 on the first playoff hole (No. 18) to drop out of the three-person playoff.

MacKenzie at The McGladrey Classic: 2010/T59, 2011/MC, 2013/MC, 2013-14/P2.

Last year, MacKenzie shot rounds of 66-79 to miss the cut at The McGladrey Classic.

MacKenzie turned in a career-best five top 10s last season, but did not have one since March at the Valero Texas Open (T2). He missed his next eight cuts and 11 of 14 after finishing a career-best T2 at the Valero Texas Open.

MacKenzie had an ace on the par-3 sixth hole Saturday with an 8-iron 174 yards, marking the second ace in tournament history.

MacKenzie was tied with Andrew Svoboda entering the final round at the McGladrey Classic this week. His only other lead going into the final round on the PGA TOUR came at the 2006 Barracuda Championship where he carried a share of the lead on to victory.

Andy Svoboda two-putted the first extra hole to beat Will MacKenzie and win the 2013 Chiquita Classic, the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events. MacKenzie had chipped in for eagle on the final hole of regulation to take the clubhouse lead at 12-under par. Svoboda’s birdie at No. 10 had gotten him to 13-under for the week, but he failed to make another birdie down the stretch and stumbled with a bogey at No. 17 and tied with MacKenzie.

Russell Henley

Henley finished T4 in his first start of the season and second start at the McGladrey Classic. He finished T65 in his inaugural McGladrey Classic start in 2013, with rounds of 69-71-71-73.

Earlier this week, Henley played guitar on stage with Darius Rucker at The McGladrey Classic’s annual “Live Under the Oaks” concert event. He joined the country music superstar on his next-to-last song of the night – “Wagon Wheel”.

Miscellaneous Notes

Making his first start of the season, defending champion Chris Kirk finished T4 in his bid to become the first player to defend a title on TOUR since Tiger Woods won the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Ken Duke finished T4 for his first top 10 on TOUR since winning the 2013 Travelers Championship, a span of 36 events. Duke now has three top 20 finishes in three starts at the McGladrey Classic (2010/T15 and 2012/T20).

Georgia grad Kevin Kisner shot a final round 65 to finish T4 for his first top 10 in four starts at the McGladrey Classic. Kisner’s previous best finish on TOUR was a T6 at the 2014 Wells Fargo Championship.

Mark Wilson (T8) records his first top-10 finish on TOUR since a T6 at the 2013 RBC Canadian Open. It is his second top 10 at the McGladrey Classic: 2010/T33, 2011/MC, 2012/T10, 2013-14/T48.

Tournament host and “Team McGladrey” member Davis Love II closed with a 4-under 66 to finish T41. Since the event’s 2010 inception, Love finished T33/2010, MC/2011, T4/2012 and MC/2013-14.

Bogey-free rounds:

R1: Mark Wilson (67), Chris Kirk (68)

R2: Brendon de Jonge (64), Justin Leonard (65), Fabian Gomez (66), Bill Haas (66), Charles Howell III (66), Justin Thomas (66), William McGirt (67), Johnson Wagner (69)

R3: Sean O’Hair (64), Hudson Swafford (66), David Toms (67), Aaron Baddeley (66), Jerry Kelly (69)

R4: John Peterson (64), Kevin Chappell (65), Kevin Kisner (65), Brendon de Jonge (65), David Lingmerth (66)

Scoring Averages at the par-70 Seaside Course:

Front 9 Back 9 Total Cumulative

R1: 34.864 35.000 69.864 —

R2: 34.878 34.786 69.664 69.764

R3: 34.227 34.693 68.921 69.553

R4: 34.338 34.437 68.775 69.422

The cumulative scoring average in 2012 was 69.281 and in 2013-14 it was 70.255.

McGladrey LLP, the leading U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, which has sponsored The McGladrey Classic since its inception in 2010, announced Wednesday that they have extended their sponsor commitment by five years, through 2020.

Source: PGA TOUR

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