Kevin Streelman’s victory at the Tampa Bay Championship wasn’t just his first PGA Tour win; it was also a ticket to the Masters tournament.
Winners of PGA Tour events between the 2012 Masters and the 2013 Masters are automatically handed an invite to Augusta, provided those events award full FedEx Cup points.
“I always had a dream of getting here,” said Streelman.
“To get this victory is a culmination of a lot of hard work and a lot of time spent late into the evening and getting up early in the morning. And it’s really a dream come true”
Streelman has only made one previous appearance at the Masters, missing the cut in 2011.
The American will be looking to harness his new-found confidence and improve on a lacklustre record at the majors.
His best finish came at the U.S. Open in 2008, when he finished in a tie for 53rd.
With his victory, Streelman has also moved from 205th to 74th in the Official World Golf Ranking.