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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 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

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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

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.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:32:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 09:42:00 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.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 04:13:00 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.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 03:27:00 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.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 06:12:00 PM