Co-leader Streb putts with sand wedge

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Robert Streb was forced to use a sand wedge on the green after breaking his putter Sunday.
By Mark Aumann
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, July 05, 2015 | 4:09 p.m.

It's not the literal definition of a "sand save," but in Robert Streb's case, his sand wedge might have turned out to be a better putter than his putter.

Streb's putter broke at the base of the shaft when he tossed it towards his bag on the ninth hole during Sunday's final round of the Greenbrier Classic. Unfortunately for Streb, he was still within one shot of the lead at the time. 

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But that's where the trusty sand wedge came to the rescue, as this video shows:

 

 

In fact, Streb made this long birdie "putt" on the following hole to move him into a tie for the lead.

 

 

 

 

And three holes later, Streb steps up with another chance to grab a share of the top spot:

 

 

 

 

And just to prove a point, after three-"wedging" the 17th hole for a bogey, Streb hit his tee shot on No. 18 to this distance, and once again, wedged in the clutch:

 

 

 

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Streb eventually wound up in a four-way tie and advanced to a sudden-death playoff. That meant he could replace the broken putter with one in his locker. However, in an odd twist of fate, Streb never needed to pull the second putter out of the bag. He missed the 18th green and chipped from the rough -- but was eliminated by birdie putts from playoff winner Danny Lee and David Hearn.