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Richard Sterne |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/27/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 150
College: South Africa

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Richard Sterne has been removed from the published field of this week's Quicken Loans National.
With only one payday in 18 starts, the South African may be calling it a season, but he's not scheduled to compete anywhere else this week. Whatever the case, gamers won't miss him because they likely didn't know that he possessed a PGA TOUR card in the Tour reshuffle category. Jul 28 - 11:07 AM

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Richard Sterne has been added back into the published field of this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Between the time that the field was released on Friday and now, the South African was bumped to third alternate. That's what happens when five top 10s at the Barbasol Championship elbow their way into the field in Canada and he's not one of them. Sterne missed the cut at Grand National by four strokes to drop to 1-for-17 on the season. Sitting T226 in the FedExCup standings, the argument could be made that he should return to the European Tour and make a run in the Race to Dubai. The problem is that he's 173rd in that season-long competition. And now 246th int he Official World Golf Ranking, he's the latest in a line of cautionary tales of internationals who fail at plying their trade in the U.S.
Jul 20 - 3:36 PM

Richard Sterne takes his maiden tour of TPC Deere Run at this week's John Deere Classic.

Sterne began the year No. 87 in the World Golf Ranking and has plummeted to No. 235 entering the week. The South African is a first-year member on the PGA TOUR (via the TOUR Finals) but is not eligible for PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year as he's played more than seven TOUR events in a previous season. It's not been fun for the 33-year-old as he's collected one paycheck (T39, AT&T Byron Nelson) in 15 starts, good for 222nd in the FedExCup standings. Sterne has nine worldwide titles to his credit, the last coming at the Joburg Open in 2013, which ended a four-plus year winless drought.
Jul 8 - 11:14 AM

Richard Sterne opened the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 5-under-par 32-33=65 and sits one stroke off the overnight lead.

There's something in the water in Memphis today. Sterne is but one of the plethora of surprises atop the leaderboard. He's just 1-for-12 on the season with a T39 at the Byron Nelson two weeks ago. Today, he overcame a singular bogey at the par-4 12th hole with six birdies, three of which ranging 14-19 feet. While that's impressive, his longest conversion dropped for par from 19'3" at the par-5 third where he rinsed his second well short of the green. Today's aggregate is just his eighth red number in 28 rounds this season. It also matches his lowest (second round, Nelson).
Jun 11 - 8:38 PM

At 5-under-par 71-65-70-66=272, Richard Sterne finished in a seven-way tie for 39th place at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

So what, you ask? Well, you have a point, but this is the South African's first payday in 11 starts this season. As a graduate of the Tour Finals, the 33-year-old projected to make a splash in his first go-around with a PGA TOUR card. (He's not eligible as a rookie because he had exceeded seven starts in a single season at least once before; in fact, he's totaled eight twice -- 2008 and 2009.) Despite being buried in the reshuffle, Sterne was able to collect sponsor exemptions and other exemptions this season as a member of the last International squad at the Presidents Cup. Since that biennial event in October of 2013, he underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his hip and has plummeted in the Official World Golf Ranking. He's yet another example of a global talent who hasn't been able to juggle the demands on sharing membership on the PGA TOUR, but he'll try to connect cuts made at this week's Memorial.
May 31 - 7:59 PM

Richard Sterne looks to put an end to his season-long slump during his tournament debut at this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Sterne found exemption into the field this week from being a member of the 2013 International President Cup team. His season has not gone as planned thus far, as he's carded just 5-of-19 rounds under par on his way to an 0-for-9 record. The six-time European Tour winner is still trying to regain his form which seems to have been lost following surgery to repair a torn labrum last March.
May 19 - 8:23 AM

Despite riding a bogey-free score, Richard Sterne withdrew during his second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Indeed, Sterne was bogey-free 3-under-par through 10 holes, but he was 4-over through 28 and facing a missed cut anyway. He may have need to shoot 60 to play on. Instead, it's his third mid-tournament WD in 44 PGA TOUR starts. The first-time member is now 0-for-9 on the season.
Apr 25 - 10:33 AM

Richard Sterne is leaking oil ahead of this week's RBC Heritage.

The South African earned exemption this week as a member of the most recent international squad at the Presidents Cup. It will be his third look at Harbour Town Golf Links with nothing of note in his first two trips. After seven tries, Sterne is still searching for his first cut made of the season.
Apr 15 - 8:27 AM

Richard Sterne returns to Bay Hill Club and Lodge for the third time in his career for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Sterne tied for 21st in 2008 before returning to miss the cut in 2009. If this is the rubber game, then things aren't looking so hot. He has missed each of his six cuts to start the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season, and his results across the globe haven't produced a top-10 finish since the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Mar 17 - 11:39 PM

Richard Sterne is searching for his form ahead of his tournament debut at this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

The South African is 0-for-4 to start his PGA TOUR season, and the test isn't getting any easier this week at Torrey Pines. After nine rounds, he has lost 22.509 stokes:tee-to-green. Given his poor form and lack of course history, Sterne is an easy fade for gamers in all formats this week.
Feb 3 - 11:40 PM

Richard Sterne produced a flying finish to be just one off the lead after the first round of his home South African Open.

Sterne, the winner of this event in 2008, closed with five birdies in the last seven holes to post a 35-32=67 at Glendower Golf Club. The 33-year-old started the day with successive birdies but gave them back with bogeys at 4 and 10. It looked as if the trickier afternoon conditions could be against him but he hit the accelerator with birdies at 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18 to pull within a shot of joint leaders Jbe' Kruger and Andy Sullivan.
Jan 8 - 11:45 AM

Richard Sterne is expected to throw down a big challenge as he returns home to contest this week's South African Open.

The 33-year-old from Pretoria is a previous winner of the event having captured the trophy at Pearl Valley in 2008 and hasn't finished worse than T21 at his national Open since 2005. Sterne rather lost his way on the PGA TOUR at the back end of 2014 when missing three straight cuts in the Fall Series but he did make it through to the final event of the Race To Dubai, finishing T51 at the DP World Tour Championship. An 11th on his most recent start at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in his native South Africa in December suggests Sterne is primed to make another big impact this week.
Jan 6 - 5:06 AM

Richard Sterne has put himself in a hole after starting the Fall Series 0-for-3.

The South African went 6-for-7 on the PGA TOUR last season, collecting enough FedExCup points to earn his card through the Tour Finals. After a poor start in the fall, Sterne now sits in 48th place of the reshuffle. Starts will be harder to come by from that deep in the reshuffle, but as a six-time winner on the European Tour, he has the ability to make a fantasy impact any time he tees it up.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Richard Sterne signed for a 5-over-par 39-36=75 after his opening round of The McGladrey Classic.

Sterne's international cachet isn't translating into early success as a first-time PGA TOUR member. He opened both of the first two events with 70s, but missed the cut in each. He's on the short track to another at Seaside where he erased one birdie with four bogeys and a double. He can blame two of those over-par holes to three-putts. Overall, the South African split 11 (of 14) fairways, but hit only 11 greens in regulation.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Richard Sterne earned his PGA TOUR card for the first time and will try to make the most of it during the 2014-15 season.

The South African is no stranger to winning, but it's all been overseas, winning six times on the European Tour and six times on the Sunshine Tour. He secured his card at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship where he held a three-shot lead with four holes to play before the bogey train came along and he lost in a one-hole playoff. Sterne will start the season sixth in the opening reshuffle, which should provide plenty of opportunity for the South African to build some early-season momentum.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 10:04:00 AM