Former Duke golfer Kevin Streelman has never finished in the top 10 in a professional major, though he has three career top-15 finishes.
If he cracks the top 10 this week at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., he might thank another former Blue Devil—J.J. Redick.
Streelman, the 102nd-ranked golfer in the world, revealed a new wedge named after Redick, the all-time leading scorer in Duke men's basketball history and current guard for the Los Angeles Clippers.
The two-time winner on the PGA Tour graduated from Duke in 2001 and joined the PGA Tour in 2008. He has peaked since 2013, winning his first PGA Tour event at the Tampa Bay Championship that year before adding a win at the Travelers Championship in 2014.
Streelman finished 12th at the 2013 PGA Championship and added top-15 finishes at the 2015 Masters and this year's U.S. Open. Although he missed the cut last week at the RBC Canadian Open, he finished in the top 15 in his three previous stars in June, including a tie for 13th at the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.
The Winfield, Ill., native will tee off at 2:15 p.m. Thursday with the new J.J. Redick wedge in his bag.