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Richard Sterne |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/27/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 150
College: South Africa

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Richard Sterne carded a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship to share the 54-hole lead at 5-under 208.
The South African is a noted European Tour player, and it is clear he is attempting to make a run at a PGA TOUR card in order to increase his opportunities in the U.S. His round at Ohio State University GC featured four birdies and an eagle to just two bogeys. Should he hold on to win, it would ensure him a TOUR card for 2014-15. Sep 14 - 8:32 AM

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Richard Sterne has yet to regain his form following surgery to repair a torn labrum, and the PGA Championship awaits.

The South African makes his fifth start following the injury at Valhalla this week, with two missed cuts and no finishes outside of the top 50 since the surgery. Simply put, he isn't worth the investment until he can flash a little form. His T58 at Firestone CC last week was in a no-cut event.
Aug 6 - 9:42 PM

Richard Sterne signed for a 1-under-par 35-35=70 following his opening round of the Open de France.

This is his first live action since having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip in March. It was a splendid effort, too. He hit 12 greens and outbalanced two bogeys with three birdies to finish in a tie for 15th after 18 holes. Kevin Stadler holds the outright lead after a bogey-free, 7-under 33-31=64.
Jul 3 - 4:13 PM

Richard Sterne has been removed from the preliminary field of the BMW International on June 26-29.

The good news, at least potentially, is that he's now scheduled to return to competition at the Open de France the following week (July 3-6). He remains out after having hip surgery to repair a torn labrum.
Jun 18 - 3:27 AM

Richard Sterne is listed in the preliminary field for the European Tour's BMW International on June 26-29.

Sterne has been sidelined since having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip in March. He was eligible for the U.S. Open, but elected not to play. He hasn't competed since sharing fourth place at Doral on March 9. He could reemerge as a viable investment for weekly games in the final two majors and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, so keep an eye on his progress. You know we will.
Jun 13 - 6:12 PM

Richard Sterne has withdrawn from next week's U.S. Open due to continued recovery from hip surgery.

The South African hasn't played anywhere since sharing fourth place at Doral three months ago. That same day, he announced that he was going to have surgery on his hip to repair a torn labrum. "It's a good week for me and I'm going in for an operation soon on my hip, probably next week or the week after," he said. "So I'll be out for three months." As we relayed at the time, Sterne had originally planned on going under the knife in December, but made six starts in 2014 before finally acquiescing. He doesn't have status on the PGA TOUR.
Jun 4 - 5:11 PM

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

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

"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