We caught up with Kevin Streelman this week and learned he’s tackling new goals this year with an impressive attitude. The PGA golfer is working on the course to get ready to build on his recent success and off the course being a first-time dad.
Since getting a taste of major success last year by winning his first PGA Tour title at the Valspar Championship, and placing second in the Players Championship, Kevin has been inspired to continue to step up his game. He has spent the last few months focusing on becoming more “Major ready.” This is definitely the time to do it, too; Kevin is set to compete in all four Majors this year! While he is passionately training, he’s managing to maintain a healthy perspective.
“It is important not to make too big of a deal about specific tournaments, but it is difficult to not get goose bumps driving down Magnolia Lane at Augusta National! I know that a focus on my short game and putting improvement is critical to be able to win a Major championship,” said Streelman.
The new father is seemingly effortlessly balancing his family duties while playing on the Tour (there’s probably a lot of Avitae involved after late nights!) His wife, Courtney, and their daughter, Sophia Marie, accompanied him to his last PGA event and the baby is apparently a great traveler already.
“It has been amazing being a dad for the first time. The birth of Sophia has given me a new perspective on life. My bad days on the golf course don’t bother me as much when I remember that I’m coming home to my two beautiful girls.”
Family has always been important to Kevin. His parents – both “die-hard golfers” themselves – actually served as Kevin’s caddies in past tournaments.
“My long-term career goals include leaving a legacy that hopefully inspires others to never stop chasing their dreams and aspirations. Of course I would love to win as many tournaments as possible, but there is so much more to this life and the platform that I have been given than just taking trophies home. I wake up each and every day inspired to become better.”
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