Robert Streb isn’t too concerned about the arctic air that has invaded Kansas City.
Streb is in Kapalua, Hawaii, to play today through Sunday in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the PGA Tour’s first tournament of 2015.
Streb qualified for the event by winning the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic in October.
He also had two other top-10 finishes in five starts during the 2014 portion of the PGA Tour season, and he enters this event leading the FedEx Cup standings, which determine the tour’s season champion.
The three top-10s gave him one more than he had in 46 previous PGA Tour starts.
“I just try to keep getting better, little by little,” Streb told PGA Tour.com. “I feel like if you keep trying to improve, you’ll reach your goals at some point.”
Streb, a 27-year-old graduate of Kansas State, is making his first trip to Hawaii for the Tournament of Champions.
Thirty-four of the 38 qualifiers are entered in the Tournament of Champions, which is limited to winners last year on the PGA Tour. Zach Johnson is the defending champion after defeating Jordan Spieth by 1 stroke last January.
Tiger Woods, who played in only seven PGA Tour tournaments last year because of health issues, did not qualify for the tournament and has not said when he will make his 2015 debut.
| Tom Smith, The Star