Kevin Streelman made PGA Tour history when he fired seven consecutive birdies in the final seven holes to win the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, while there were also dramatic triumphs for fellow Wilson Staff players William Harold on the Challenge Tour and Stiggy Hodgson on the Hotelplanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour.
“Each victory adds to the many achievements with Wilson Staff clubs over the last 100 years and we look forward to continued success with all of our Tour players in the future,” said Doug Wright, Commercial Director of Wilson Golf in Europe.
Using Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 irons (3-9) and FG Tour TC wedges (48° & 54°), Streelman became the first man ever to finish a PGA Tour round with seven consecutive birdies as he produced a stunning final round of 64 to edge out Sergio Garcia and KJ Choi by one shot. His back-nine total of 28 matched a record for the Connecticut course.
Streelman, a native of Chicago where Wilson Golf is based, broke a 58-year record for consecutive birdies to finish a PGA Tour event – an accolade previously held by Mike Souchak, who recorded six birdies to close out a round at the 1956 St. Paul Open.
“When you’re in the zone like that, when athletes talk about being in the zone, everything is really slow, and it’s really clear and concise, and it’s very vivid,” said the Wilson Staff Advisory Member, who also used FG Tour V2 irons to win his first PGA Tour title at the Tampa Bay Championship last year.
Speaking about the role of his equipment manufacturer, Streelman added: “The greatest part of my relationship with the Wilson Staff family is that I have input in the design factor. You don’t get that from the other club manufacturers.”
Commenting on Streelman’s success, Doug Wright added: “Kevin’s win shows just how much he can rely on his Wilson Staff irons and wedges in the heat of battle and we’re delighted he’s claimed another PGA Tour title.”
Meanwhile, Englishman William Harold, the overnight leader of the Challenge Tour’s Belgian Open, held his nerve on the final day with a five-under-par 66 and a playoff victory over Germany’s Florian Fritsch. Harold – who plays with Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 irons and FG Tour TC wedges – recorded an impressive 22 birdies over the four rounds.
Another Englishman, Stiggy Hodgson, was the star of the show on the last day of the PGA EuroPro Tour’s HotelPlanner.com Championship. With his Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 irons and FG Tour TC wedges, the former Walker Cup player posted an eight-under par 63 to force a playoff with Elliot Saltman and Luke Joy, where yet another birdie clinched the title.
On the European Tour’s Irish Open, Wilson Staff player Marcel Siem produced the joint-best final round on Sunday – an impressive 65 on the Fota Island Resort course – while three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington shot a final round 69 to finish in a tie for 14th in front of his home fans.
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