Robert Streb pieced together a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of the 98th PGA Championship for a four-day tally of 8-under 272, down two places into a three-way T7, six shy of champion Jimmy Walker. UPDATE: Streb was inside the top 10 after 54 holes for the first time since the 2015 Greenbrier (P2), 33 starts ago.
The 29-year-old was playing his second PGA and his eighth overall major championship, and departs with a career best and second top 10, joining T10 last year at Whistling Straits. Like Walker, he played 36 holes on Sunday, and though beginning the finale in a three-way T5, there was no re-pairing between Rounds 3 and 4, so he played with Walker in the final twosome for both rounds. The Shawnee, Kansas, resident began R4 four back after co-leading with Walker thru 36 holes. He outpaced bogeys on Nos. 3 and 17 with birdies at 5, 9 and 11. This is Streb's first top 10 of the season in 24 starts. His previous best was T18 at the Farmers back in January.
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