U.S. Open

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)


Watch Robert Streb nearly hole this clutch approach shot en route to winning the RSM Classic


Robert Streb will never forget his approach shot on the second playoff hole at the 2020 RSM Classic.

Sam Greenwood

If PGA Tour win No. 2 is the last in Robert Streb’s career, he will forever have one sweet highlight to remember it by.

Nothing came easy for the 33-year-old on Sunday at the RSM Classic. The Oklahoma native had a three-stroke lead entering the final round at Sea Island Golf Club, only to see it slip away on the back nine as a handful of players got aggressive on a scorable day at the Seaside Course. Still, a birdie on the 17th hole allowed him to get into a playoff with Kevin Kisner at 19 under.

Streb got a bit lucky on the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, getting up and down for par from short left of the green after hitting into a fairway bunker off the tee. Kisner then missed a 12-footer for birdie, sending them back to the 18th tee for another sudden-death hole.

This time, both missed the fairway off the tee, Streb in the left rough, Kisner right. From 158 yards, Streb then hit a pitching wedge and did this:

As the Golf Channel announcers would note during a few replays of this, it look like the ball rolls over the left edge of the cup, begging the question of how did it not fall in the hole.


Seriously, how did that not fall in?!?

Kisner hit his approach over the green and chipped his third shot 10-feet by the hole. While he managed to make the par putt, it was academic and Streb tapped in his birdie for the victory.