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Robert Streb makes five birdies on back nine and gets into a playoff by putting with his WEDGE

July 05, 2015

Example No. 3,467 of why "these guys are good": Robert Streb made five birdies on the back nine on Sunday at the Greenbrier Classic. Putting with his wedge.

That's pretty boss, although it would have been even more impressive if he just did it for the heck of it like in "Tin Cup" when Kevin Costner broke all his clubs except his 7-iron and parred every hole on the back nine at a U.S. Open qualifier. Instead -- as you'd probably figure -- Streb started putting with his 56-degree wedge after damaging his putter throwing it to his caddie on the ninth hole.

Here he is making a 30-footer(!) for birdie on No. 13:

Robert Streb just poured in a 30-footer... with a wedge... to tie the lead. > #QuickHits > — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) > July 5, 2015

Here he is making birdie on No. 16:

Robert Streb birdies AGAIN with the wedge. He's tied for the lead. > #QuickHits > — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) > July 5, 2015

Unfortunately, he three-putted from 30 feet on No. 17, but here's his clutch birdie putt chip roll on No. 18 to cap a back-nine 32 and get into a playoff.

Robert Streb just made a 5-footer with a wedge to tie the clubhouse lead. That's a new kind of clutch. > #QuickHits > — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) > July 5, 2015

Here's a better look at the club and how little using it on the greens affected Streb:

Streb was allowed to put a new putter in play for the three-man playoff, however, he never got a chance to use it. He missed the green with his tee shot on the par-3 18th and didn't get a chance to make a par putt after Danny Lee and David Hearn made their birdies.

Still, it was a heck of an effort. And it might just have a few weekend hackers toying with benching their flatsticks. Don't do it, guys. These guys are pros.