Streb Ties Major Record, Tied for Lead at PGA Championship

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Former Kansas State men’s golfer Robert Streb became the 28th player ever to card a 63 in a Major on Friday as he went 7-under on the day and is tied for the PGA Championship lead after two rounds at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.

Streb joins the likes of Greg Norman (twice), Vijay Singh (twice), Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Payne Stewart, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, among others to fire a 63 in a Major, which has been accomplished only 30 times. It was the third 63 in a Major at Baltusrol Golf Club, joining Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf in the opening round of the 1980 U.S. Open.

Streb’s record-tying round, which followed a 2-under 68 on Friday, has him tied for the lead at 9-under par heading into Saturday’s third round.

This weekend represents just the eighth time Streb has competed in a major and only the fourth time he made the cut, including the first this year. He tied for 10th at last year’s PGA Championship held at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, when he shot an 11-under par.

Streb will join fellow Big 12 alum Jimmy Walker in the final tee time during Saturday’s third round. Coverage of the 2016 PGA Championship begins at 10 a.m. (CT) on TNT and moves to CBS beginning at 1 p.m. (CT). Live scores can also be followed at www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.