Streelman up to 36 after Travelers victory
06/23/2014 4:23 PM
06/23/2014 4:30 PM
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Streelman rattled off seven straight birdies to finish his round, giving him a surprise victory at the Travelers Championship. The win pushed Streelman all the way to No. 36 in this week's world rankings.
Streelman, who was at No. 58 last week, edged out K.J. Choi and Sergio Garcia to win his third career event on the PGA Tour.
Adam Scott remained at No. 1 in the world after taking the week off. Henrik Stenson, also inactive, stayed put at No. 2, while Bubba Watson is still at No. 3 after finishing tied for 31st at TPC River Highlands.
Matt Kuchar also ended in a tie for 31st at 6-under 274, and he leapfrogged Tiger Woods to take over the No. 4 slot. Woods, who dropped to No. 5, will play at this week's Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland after being out three months recovering from back surgery.
Jason Day and Rory McIlroy swapped places, with Day jumping one spot to No. 6. Travelers runner-up Garcia, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer, Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and Hideki Matsuyama stayed put at eight through 14, respectively.
Zach Johnson and Dustin Johnson also swapped places with Zach Johnson now at No. 15. Rounding out the top 22 are Jimmy Walker, Steve Stricker, Jason Dufner, Luke Donald, Victor Dubuisson and Graeme McDowell, all of whom stayed in their respective slots.
After his win at the Irish Open last week, Mikko Ilonen jumped 12 spots from No. 63 to No. 51.
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