Streb Punches Ticket to Masters

The professional golfer form Chickasha, Oklahoma, has never been to the distinguished golf course in east Georgia. He's never seen the historic clubhouse or stepped foot on the notably well-kept greens.
"It's been on his bucket list forever," said Streb's wife, Maggie, during the couple's visit back to Manhattan, Kansas, for this year's K-State golf reunion. "He's always wanted to go, but he would never go unless he was playing. He always said we'll go when we get in."
And after an exciting fall on the course, they're now in.
With his first-place finish at the McGladrey Classic at Seaside Course on Oct. 26, Streb punched his ticket for the 2015 Masters - a milestone moment in his professional golf career, to say the least. 
"It's pretty cool. It probably won't set in until I get there, but I'm pretty excited about it," said Streb during halftime of K-State's football game against Oklahoma State. He and Maggie were chatting with old teammates and friends. "I'm excited to just see what it's really like, you know? You hear about it, but it's something you always want to see for yourself."
His McGladrey Classic win came in dramatic fashion at the Sea Island, Georgia, course. Streb won a three-man playoff on the second hole with a four-foot, three-inch birdie to defeat Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe. 
"It wasn't very long," explained Streb on his final putt, "but I didn't want to miss it because it was that length where you were supposed to make it. I really wanted to make it, but I was trying to settle my nerves more than anything."  
With a final score of 14-under par 266 at the 72-hole event, he qualified for the Masters - his first career major. Streb became the first former Wildcat golfer to win the PGA Tour since Jim Colbert did so in 1983.  
Following his McGladrey Classic victory, Streb kept hold of his No. 1 spot with the PGA Tour as he carded an 11-under par 288 for eighth place at the Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi, on Nov. 8.
"It's just neat to watch all of his hard work and everything he's worked for kind of fall in to place," said Maggie.
College sweethearts, Maggie and Robert met during their time as students at K-State and were married shortly after. From golf course to golf course over the years, through thick and thin, she's been his No. 1 fan. However, come the Masters, Maggie will be joined with a brand-new Streb fan on the course as the couple is expecting a baby girl in February 2015.  
"We're very thankful just to have no stress as the baby comes," explained Maggie. "It's going to be the perfect time because we'll be able to be together as a family and then, right around the Masters, I'll start traveling with him and with the baby, so we'll all get to experience that together."
A year filled with firsts, there is no doubt the Streb family is excited and ready for what 2015 has in store.
"It will be pretty wild," Streb said, his smile grew bigger as he glanced across the room to Maggie. "There's going to be lot going on next year, but we're really excited for our little girl, and we're excited to see what life holds."
 

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