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Richard Sterne |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/27/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 150
College: South Africa

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Richard Sterne signed for a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to finish the tournament at even-par 288.
Despite four birdies and three bogeys, Sterne was never more than one stroke off level par for his entire round. Three of his four birdies fell from seven feet or less, with proximity a key to his red figures. He entered this week 65th in the Official World Golf Ranking and will leave Trump National Doral much higher. Mar 9 - 6:14 PM

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Richard Sterne posted a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

The South African picked up four birdies and surrendered two bogey on his lap around Trump National Doral, gradually improving his score in every round. After opening with a 74, he gained ground with his 73 during the strong winds of the second round. He now finds himself in position for a top-10 finish, entering the finale at 1-over 217.
Mar 8 - 4:50 PM

Richard Sterne snuck into the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship as a 16 seed in the Sam Snead Bracket.

The South African will begin his uphill climb at Dove Mountain against Zach Johnson. Should Sterne advance, he faces the possibility of squaring off against Hunter Mahan, who's finished first and second in his last to appearances. Sterne has twice lost in the first round of this event before losing out in the second round last year.
Feb 17 - 8:47 PM

Richard Sterne signed for an even-par 37-35=72 following his opening round of the Volvo Golf Champions.

Details have yet to emerge to explain how he's able to compete this soon after reportedly having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. Chalk one up for modern medicine if he, indeed, went under the knife. Sterne hit seven (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation at Durban Country Club in South Africa today. He opened bogey-bogey, but played out the string in bogey-free 2-under with a pair of birdies.
Jan 9 - 2:18 PM

Richard Sterne is listed in the published field of this week's Volvo Golf Champions in Durban, South Africa.

While the European Tour will be ending its holiday break at Durban Country Club, Sterne was expected to sit out until March after reportedly having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip following the Nedbank Golf Challenge. It will have been about one month since he went under the knife when he sends his first tee ball aloft on Thursday. If he didn't cancel the surgery and he's able to compete without a problem, chalk one up for modern medicine. As for the long-term, the native of South Africa is already exempt into both stroke-play World Golf Championships and The Open Championship, but he possesses merely fringe value even in formats that focus only on the big events.
Jan 5 - 10:33 AM

In his last start before scheduled surgery, Richard Sterne shared 14th place at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa.

Sterne didn't close like a man ready to have a torn labrum in his hip repaired in the coming days. He played his last 11 holes in bogey-free, 8-under-par with an eagle and six birdies. The spurt allowed him to climb into red numbers for the week at 5-under 283. As we relayed nearly a month ago, he's expected to miss three months of action. Brandt Snedeker is the poster boy for having surgery on his hips and not missing a beat upon return, so don't immediately rule out a quick return from the 32-year-old South African.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Richard Sterne will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip following the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Dec. 5-8, according to Alex Miceli at Golfweek.com.

"I can't continue hitting in pain," Sterne said during the Turkish Airlines Open where he placed T36. "Today it was OK actually, but there are some days that it's bad. It's always there. It's just not something that comes and goes. Unfortunately with some things like that, it is, I've waited two years. Three months is nothing." That last sentence refers to the amount of time he's expecting to miss as a result of the surgery. He's already exempt into The Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Currently 50th in the Official World Golf Ranking, if he's inside the top 50 at the end of the year, he'll be exempt into the Masters. But all things considered, it's the best time of the golf calendar to sit out for an extended period of time. First up, however, is this week's DP World Tour Championship for which he enters ranked eighth in the Race to Dubai.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 01:54:00 AM

Richard Sterne will tee it up for the second time in the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club this week.

Sterne appeared at the BMW Masters last week, sharing 31st, in his first action since the Presidents Cup. He tied for 60th in his first trip to Sheshan, so it's hard to envision anything better than a top 25 this week. Given there isn't a cut, we at least know he'll stick around for the weekend.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 08:25:00 PM

Richard Sterne put the finishing touches on a top-10 finish at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a 2-under-par 33-35=68.

The South African picked up birdies on the second and fifth holes early in his round, but dropped shots on the par-4 10th and 11th holes just after the turn. He would rebound to pick up back-to-back birdies on 16 and 17 before scrambling for a par at the 18th. His ball-striking was particularly impressive this week, ranking inside the top 10 in driving accuracy and GIR.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Richard Sterne was in the first game off in the third round of The Open Championship and responded with a 3-under-par 35=33=68.

After making the cut on the number following bogeys on three of his last four holes in the second round, the South African gave back his first and only bogey of the day at the par-3 fourth. He would quickly erase it with a birdie at the par-5 fifth, then tack on birdies at the par-3 seventh, par-3 13th and par-5 15th. His 5-over 218 may actually look pretty good at the end of the day given how difficult the afternoon has played at Muirfield in the first two rounds.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 06:59:00 AM

Richard Sterne was one of five golfers to qualify for The Open Championship at the conclusion of today's Alstom Open de France.

The top five and ties not otherwise exempt inside the top 20 of the updated Race to Dubai standings earned tee times at Muirfield in two weeks. Sterne rose to fourth in the R2D on the strength of his runner-up finish in Paris. The other four qualifiers are Brett Rumford (sixth), Mikko Ilonen (eighth), Thomas Bjorn (13th) and Marc Warren (17th).
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Richard Sterne settled for a 1-over-par 36-37=73 in his opening round of The Irish Open.

The South African has taken four weeks off most likely due to the birth of his first child on June 1. He didn't compete at the U.S. Open and withdrew early after a commitment to last week's BMW International Open in Germany. While he incurred five bogeys today and sits seven strokes off the overnight lead in Ireland today, he concluded his round with an eagle-3 at the 18th hole. At the time he signed his card, he had the only eagle on the hole (with 16 golfers yet to play it).
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Richard Sterne has opted out of his early commitment to next week's BMW International Open in Munich, Germany, but has appeared in the preliminary field of the Irish Open on June 27-30.

This isn't surprising given his wife gave birth early this month. He withdrew from the U.S. Open as a result. The South African sits sixth in the Race to Dubai.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 08:19:00 PM

Richard Sterne shared news and a photo on Twitter that likely explains why he withdrew from next week's U.S. Open.

On Tuesday, Sterne wrote: "My baby girl Mari was born on Saturday! She is amazing!!! Here she is with her mom Lise-Marie." (You can view the photo by clicking on the link below.) While his owners don't appreciate the DNP in the major, the good news is that he's not apparently injured.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Richard Sterne has elected not to compete in next week's U.S. Open.

The South African qualified via the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking last week. He missed the cut at Torrey Pines in his only previous appearance in 2008. Sterne didn't provide an explanation for his decision. He's in the preliminary field for the BMW International Open on June 20-23. He's currently sixth in the Race to Dubai ranking.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 10:11:00 PM