Ron Streck

Ronald Raymond Streck (born July 17, 1954) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour, and is a current player on the Champions Tour.

Ron Streck
Personal information
Full nameRonald Raymond Streck
Born (1954-07-17) July 17, 1954 (age 67)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceTulsa, Oklahoma
Career
CollegeUniversity of Tulsa
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour1
PGA Tour Champions1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament32nd: 1982
PGA Championship4th: 1979
U.S. OpenT23: 1977
The Open ChampionshipT44: 1981

Streck was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His father started him playing golf at age 312. He attended the University of Tulsa from 1973 to 1976, and was twice an All-American.[1] He turned pro in 1976.

Streck had several notable "firsts" in the annals of professional golf, earning him the nickname "Milestone Man". He was the first PGA player to play with Metalwoods. He was the first PGA player to win with Metalwoods (at the 1981 Michelob-Houston Open). With his victory in 2005 at the Commerce Bank Championship, he became the first player to win events on all three U.S.-based men's professional Tours (PGA, Nationwide, and Champions).[2] In addition, he won in Morocco in 1983 in a tournament that was later on the European Tour.

In 1997, Streck was inducted into the University of Tulsa Athletics Hall of Fame. He is married with three children and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Professional wins (6)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Sep 17, 1978 San Antonio Texas Open −15 (73-67-63-62=265) 1 stroke   Hubert Green,   Lon Hinkle
2 May 2, 1981 Michelob-Houston Open −15 (68-68-62=198)* 3 strokes   Hale Irwin,   Jerry Pate

*Note: The 1981 Michelob-Houston Open was shortened to 54 holes due to weather.

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1985 Isuzu-Andy Williams San Diego Open   Woody Blackburn Lost to par on fourth extra hole

Nike Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Feb 21, 1993 Nike Yuma Open −12 (71-64-66=201) Playoff   Chris DiMarco

Nike Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1993 Nike Yuma Open   Chris DiMarco Won with par on second extra hole

Other wins (2)Edit

Champions Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jul 3, 2005 Commerce Bank Championship −16 (62-68-67=197) 3 strokes   Jim Ahern

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Masters Tournament CUT CUT 32
U.S. Open T23 CUT T54 T56 CUT
The Open Championship T44
PGA Championship 4 T59 T49 T22 76 CUT T65
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official 1991 PGA Tour Media Guide. PGA Tour Creative Services. 1991. p. 204.
  2. ^ O'Connell, Jim (July 3, 2005). "Streck makes history with Champions Tour victory". USA Today. Associated Press. Retrieved October 16, 2012.

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