How it happened: Streelman wins first Tour title

Kevin Streelman

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1 Bubba Watson $1,620,000 600 -8
2 Jonas Blixt $792,000 270 -5
2 Jordan Spieth $792,000 270 -5
4 Miguel Angel Jimenez $432,000 0 -4
5 Rickie Fowler $342,000 115 -2
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Kevin Streelman took plenty of chances on the back-nine on Sunday, and they paid off to the tune of his first PGA Tour victory.

Streelman fired a 4-under 67 to clear Boo Weekley by two shots to win the Tampa Bay Championship, and receive an invitation to the Masters next month.

Weekley fired an 8-under 63 and had to wait around three hours before Streelman pulled away with a birdie on the par-3 17th to get to 10 under for the tournament.

See how it all unfolded on Sunday:

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Update #34: 6 p.m. EDT

A fairway, green in regulation and a two-putt hand Kevin Streelman a two-shot victory over Boo Weekley.

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Update #33: 5:46 p.m. EDT

Kevin Streelman gives himself more breathing room with a birdie at the par-3 17th, cashing in on yet another aggressive tee ball. He moves to 10 under, two ahead of Boo Weekley with a hole to play.

Streelman is searching for his first Tour victory.

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Update #32: 5:28 p.m. EDT

Luke Donald fires a 2-under 69 after a closing par and he is currently in fifth place by himself at 6 under.

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Update #31: 5:19 p.m. EDT

Justin Leonard misses a great opportunity on the 15th, missing a 15-footer for birdie and stays at 8 under. Kevin Streelman two-putts for par to stay at 9 under, one clear of Leonard and Boo Weekley.

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Update #30: 5:09 p.m. EDT

Justin Leonard takes advantage of the par-5 14th to move to 8 under, while Kevin Streelman two-putts for par after a poor bunker shot. Streelman stays out front by one shot.

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Update #29: 5:03 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth chips in for birdie at the par-3 17th to move to 5 under. Spieth needs to earn just over $100,000 to earn a special status on Tour that allows for unlimited sponsor exemptions.

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Update #28: 4:49 p.m. EDT

Kevin Streelman gets aggressive on the par-3 13th and it pays off, settling about 6 feet right of the pin and he drains this putt to move to 9 under and has the outright lead.

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Update #27: 4:38 p.m. EDT

Justin Leonard pours in a birdie putt on the difficult par-4 12th to join the leaders at 8 under. Playing competitor Kevin Streelman misses an 8-footer on the same hole and remains at 8 under.

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Update #26: 4:30 p.m. EDT

Cameron Tringale hits the cart path with his tee ball on 18, but gets a nice bounce into the rough. He puts his approach onto the middle of the green, but misses his birdie putt to the left of the hole and will end his round one shot back of Boo Weekley.

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Update #25: 4:25 p.m. EDT

Neither Justin Leonard (7 under) or co-leader Kevin Streelman (8 under) take advantage of the par-5 11th, both two-putting for par. Leonard had the better look, but missed his 12-footer to the right of the hole.

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Update #24: 4:20 p.m. EDT

A big par save for Cameron Tringale at No. 17 keeps him in the tournament, but will need a birdie on No. 18 to join Boo Weekley at 8 under in the clubhouse.

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Update #23: 4:10 p.m. EDT

Luke Donald makes a miracle par on No. 11, making a 35-footer after his second and third shots were less than ideal. Donald remains at 6 under, two back of the lead.

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Update #22: 3:55 p.m. EDT

Justin Leonard birdies No. 9 to get back into a share of lead, creating a three-way tie with Kevin Streelman and Boo Weekley at 8 under. Cameron Tringale has moved to within a shot of the lead, but is on No. 15 at 7 under. He'll need a birdie over the last four holes to share the clubhouse lead with Weekley.

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Update #21: 3:46 p.m. EDT

Kevin Streelman makes a tough 8-footer to save par at the 8th hole to stay at 8 under, tied with Boo Weekley.

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Update #20: 3:39 p.m. EDT

Luke Donald moves to 6 under with an 18-footer for birdie on No. 10 to move to within two shots of the lead. Can he make another back-nine run?

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Update #19: 3:34 p.m. EDT

Greg Chalmers makes an 18-footer on No. 9 to move to 7 under, one back of co-leaders Kevin Streelman and Boo Weekley.

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Update #18: 3:30 p.m. EDT

Stewart Cink makes his eagle putt on the par-5 14th hole to move to 6 under. He is 5 under on his round. Cink has made three consecutive cuts after missing three of his first four this season.

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Update #17: 3:28 p.m. EDT

Sergio Garcia moves to 6 under with a 15-footer on No. 12, while Jim Furyk falls back to 6 under with a bogey on No. 8, leaving his par putt inches short.

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Update #16: 3:15 p.m. EDT

A big up-and-down for Kevin Streelman at the par-4 6th hole to keep himself at 8 under, tied with Boo Weekley for the lead. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth misses a 3-footer for par on No. 9 and drops back to 6 under.

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Update #15: 3:01 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth makes his second consecutive birdie to move to 7 under, one back of Kevin Streelman and Boo Weekley. The birdie came on a 20-footer from the fringe after a great tee ball at the par 3.

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Update #14: 2:58 p.m. EDT

Boo Weekley two-putts for par at the 18th to polish off an 8-under 63 and holds the clubhouse lead at 8 under. It signals to the field that they'll have to take some chances down the stretch.

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Update #13: 2:53 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth just won't go away, hitting a stellar approach into the par-4 7th and tapping in for an easy birdie and moves to 6 under, two shots off the lead.

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Update #12: 2:49 p.m. EDT

Jim Furyk birdies the par-5 5th hole to move to 7 under, one shot off the pace. His playing competitor, George Coetzee, bogeys the hole after a poor third shot and falls back to 6 under.

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Update #11: 2:43 p.m. EDT

The co-leaders are both on a par 3, with Kevin Streelman picking up par at No. 4 and Boo Weekley two-putting for par at No. 17.

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Update #10: 2:32 p.m. EDT

Boo Weekley makes it three consecutive birdies after a great approach to 2 feet at the par-4 16th, moving to 8 under. He is tied for the lead with Kevin Streelman, who pitches in for birdie on No. 3 out of the deep rough.

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Update #9: 2:22 p.m. EDT

The logjam is back, as George Coetzee knocks in a 15-footer on No. 3, Greg Chalmers knocks in a 6-footer at No. 4 and there is now a five-way tie for the lead at 7 under.

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Update #8: 2:20 p.m. EDT

Make that seven birdies for Boo Weekley, who moves into a three-way tie for the lead with a birdie-2 at the par-3 15th. He'll head to the "Snake Pit," still need a couple of birdies because his co-leaders still have 16 holes to play.

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Update #7: 2:15 p.m. EDT

Boo Weekley has moved to within a shot of the lead with his sixth birdie of the day, the latest at the par-5 14th. Weekley's best finish of the season came last week, a T-8 at Puerto Rico.

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Update #6: 2:05 p.m. EDT

Kevin Streelman and Justin Leonard break out of the logjam atop the leaderboard with birdies at No. 1, with Leonard nearly holing out a chip from about 20 yards in front of the green. Both move to 7 under, one shot clear of four others and two ahead of seven players.

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Update #5: 1:56 p.m. EDT

Make that a six-way tie for the lead, as Jim Furyk runs in a 25-footer on No. 1 after a poor second shot into the par-5, moving to 6 under. Playing competitor George Coetzee pars the opener to remain at 6 under.

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Update #4: 1:46 p.m. EDT

With birdies at No. 1, both Greg Chalmers and Tag Ridings have joined the group at 6 under, creating a five-way tie for the lead. There are seven players one shot back and five more within two shots.

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Update #3: 1:37 p.m. EDT

Luke Donald nails an 8-footer for birdie at the par-5 1st hole to move to 5 under and one back of our trio of leaders. Donald is the defending champion at Innisbrook.

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Update #2: 1:27 p.m. EDT

In what will be a wild Sunday with the leaderboard so jumbled, Jordan Spieth has moved to within a shot of the lead after a brilliant third shot into the par-5 1st that left him with a tap-in birdie. Spieth, 19, finished T-2 at last week's Puerto Rico Open.

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Update #1: 1:20 p.m. EDT

Jason Dufner started his round birdie-birdie to move to 4 under, but a double-bogey at the par-3 4th hole erased that early magic and he remains four shots off the lead.

Boo Weekley has the round of the day going, going 4 under on his first 10 holes to move to 4 under overall. Both Sergio Garcia and Harris English birdie the opening hole to also get to 4 under.

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Saturday coverage

5 THINGS: Justin Leonard hasn't won since 2008, Kevin Streelman is looking for this first PGA Tour win and George Coetzee got into the field on an exemption. The co-leaders can't relax with the likes of Luke Donald and Jim Furyk within two shots. Story.

TRACKER: First- and second-round leader Shawn Stefani, along with Adam Scott, K.J. Choi and Jason Dufner among others, all fell back on Moving Day at the Tampa Bay Championship. Kevin Streelman, Justin Leonard and George Coetzee now lead. See how it happened!

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Friday coverage

5 THINGS: A shot behind 36-hole leader Shawn Stefani, PGA Tour veteran K.J. Choi is experiencing a bit of a revitalization in 2013, and Copperhead might just provide the arena for his first win since 2011. Story.

MAJOR IMPROVEMENT: Adam Scott, who fired a 6-under 65 Friday at the Tampa Bay Championship, is still looking for that elusive major victory, but is confident his game is in a state that makes him dangerous at Augusta National next month. Story.

TRACKER: Shawn Stefani fired a 1-under 70 on Thursday to retain a one-shot lead over K.J. Choi and Adam Scott. See how it all happened.

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Thursday coverage

5 THINGS: On a day when most players sputtered near even-par, Shawn Stefani ran out of the gates with an opening 6-under 65 to take a commanding two-shot lead at the Tampa Bay Championship. Story.

TRACKER: Shawn Stefani fired a 6-under 65 to lead the Tampa Bay Championship by two shots as players struggled on a cold and windy day at Innisbrook. See how it all happened.

ADAPTING QUICKLY: Former collegiate All-Americans, Patrick Cantlay, Peter Uihlein and Jordan Spieth are making the transition to the professional game look fairly simple. Story.

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Pre-tournament coverage

TEE TIMES: Here are the tee times and pairings for the first round of the Tampa Bay Championship at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead course. Pairings.

ON THE RISE: Jordan Spieth grows toward his first PGA Tour victory, while Tiger Woods rejuvenates his No. 1 form even if the computers don't see it, Jeff Rude writes. Column.

NOTEBOOK: Padraig Harrington will keep a busy travel schedule from here to Augusta. Come this time of year, all thoughts turn to the quest for a green jacket. Notes.

PREDICTIONS: A week after a star-studded field at the WGC-Cadillac Champioship, there are still 15 of the top 30 in our Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings playing at Tampa this week. Yet, Retief Goosen is the one getting all the fantasy love. Picks.

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