Defending champ Streb hoping to find form at Sea Island


Robert Streb is hoping he can turn his form around as he bids to go back-to-back at the RSM Classic.

Streb broke through for his maiden PGA Tour title after holding off Brendon de Jonge and Will MacKenzie in a play-off to win last year's event, then known as the McGladrey Classic.

While Streb has gone on to perform well at major tournaments since, finishing in a tie for 10th at the PGA Championship, while he was 18th at The Open, the 28-year-old American has struggled this season.

In the three events he has played so far, Streb has missed the cut ( Open), tied for 53rd (CIMB Classic) and shared 35th (WGC-HSBC Champions), heading into Thursday's opening round at the Sea Island Golf Club.

"You kind of get your confidence going. You get tournaments under your belt and you feel like you can win most weeks," Streb told reporters.

"It is definitely a momentum thing. I may not be playing my best this year but hopefully I can spin it around. I was playing a little bit better heading in last year but obviously done some better things over the past 12 months.

"The resume is probably better. I don't know if I'm playing better at his point but you never know when it is going to turn around."

The 2015 PGA Tour schedule wraps up in Georgia this week, with next month's Hero World Challenge - hosted by Tiger Woods - an unofficial tournament.

Graeme McDowell, Peter Malnati, Zach Johnson, De Jonge and MacKenzie are all in the field.

There is also a father-son combination set to feature at the RSM Classic.

Davis Love III has been paired with son Davis Love IV for the first two rounds.

"It's a great way to do it," said father Love. "It's a comfortable place for him.

"He'll be uncomfortable maybe on the first tee, but I think once we get him off the first tee, get his dad off the first tee, we'll settle down and have fun."