2020 RSM Classic Recap

St Simons Island, Ga – Robert Streb is now a 2-time PGA winner as well as a 2-time winner at Sea Island as he emerged victorious at the 2020 RSM Classic.  Robert Streb’s first PGA Tour victory came back in 2014 on the very same courses.  Well, that was pre-renovation but the fact remains that Streb family must really love their time in Georgia.

Streb was in control almost the entire tournament holding the second-lowest score on day 1 managing 6 birdies in a row, then gaining at least a share of lead the rest of the way.  In the final round, he made 3 birdies to only 1 bogey which was only good enough for a tie for first.  Kevin Kisner never led the tournament all week long until shooting a 63 on Sunday.

Just like the last chance at victory Streb had here in Sea Island, we had a playoff.  This time, we have another.  Back to the 18th where both players made par.  On the second playoff hole and again on the 18th hole, Streb struck his approach beautifully landed a few feet short of the pin and nearly fell in the cup!  Luckily for him, Kisner made par and he made the short putt for a birdie for the hardware.

Camilo Villegas was also a guy many were rooting for this week as it was Camilo’s return to golf after the passing of his 22-month old daughter in July.  Mia Villegas was diagnosed with cancer and had battled the disease for much of her short life.  Camilo and his wife Maria attribute their resilience to their daughter who showed them what strength looked like everyday.   Camilo played well, shooting his career-low 36-hole score.  He finished in a tie for 6th.

Next week, the PGA Tour is off for Thanksgiving but will resume the following week for the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico.

Robert Streb WITB:

Driver: Titleist TSi2 10 degrees (Project X EvenFlow RipTide 60 6.5)

3-wood: Titleist TS3 15 degrees (Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 80 TX)

Hybrid: Titleist TS3 21 degrees (Fujikura Atmos Black Hy 95 X)

Irons: Titleist TMB 4-iron, Titleist 620CB 5-9; (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-08M, 60-04L) (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300)

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Zack Buechner

Zack has been a contributor at Plugged In Golf since 2018. Zack has worked in healthcare for over 12 years and currently works from home in health care technology. His previous work experience includes stints in the NFL, NCAA D-1 athletics, and PGA Tour Champions. Zack lives in southern Connecticut with his wife Ashley and their 2 children (Beau (5) & Lunden (1)) and their dog. Although he only started playing golf after college, Zack is passionate for the game and the journey to getting better while regularly participating in state and national amateur events all across the northeast.

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