Kevin Streelman grew up in a Western suburb of Chicago called Wheaton, Illinois. Golf wasn't his first athletic passion and other sports such as tennis, basketball, and baseball consumed most of his time. It wasn't until his freshman year of high school that he decided to seriously take up the game and even still, the game held less of a priority to basketball and tennis. After some strong showings in national junior tournaments, college coaches started taking notice and Kevin chose Duke University as a perfect balance of excellence in athletics, academics, and good weather.
It was in Durham, North Carolina that Kevin truly began to find himself and his passions. He discovered the importance of finding balance in life and was able to keep a 3.1 GPA at the same time lettering in Golf and participating in the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. His golf game steadily improved and by his senior year Kevin not only captained the team but also became a factor in many national collegiate events. It was a round with PGA Tour Professional, and Duke Alumnus Joe Ogilvie, that helped persuade Kevin to give professional golf a try. After graduating from Duke University in 2001, while most of his friends travelled to New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C. pursuing opportunities on Wall Street, Law School, and Med School, Kevin jumped in his mom's Nissan Altima and left for South Dakota for the beginning of the 2001 Dakota's Tour and the journey of his life.
The next 6 years would serve as the training grounds necessary to succeed as a successful touring golf professional. Kevin successfully burned out 3 different cars, criss-crossed the country multiple times, and racked up over 300,000 miles in his pursuit of golf excellence. He was left stranded and broke in southern California by one supposed sponsor, and twice missed the final stage of q school by one shot. He became a veteran of tours called the Dakotas, Gateway, Hooters, and US Pro. Kevin would later term these years as some of the greatest, most educational times of his life. Through intense dedication and steady improvement, Kevin and those closest to him, would see gradual development year after year. 2007 would be the break out year that Kevin had worked so hard for.
After three wins and a successful year on the mini tours in 2007, Kevin earned his PGA Tour card through 2007 qualifiying school. An exciting rookie year, with four top-10 finishes and a 35th place finish in the FedEx Cup, paved the way for Kevin's win of the 2009 Kodak Challenge in his sophmore year. He further improved his standing on tour in 2010 with seven top-10 finishes and a 25th place finish in the FedEx Cup.
|DOB:||November 11, 1978|
|Bag :||Wilson Staff Pro Tour Golf Bag|