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Steve Stricker |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 2/23/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
College: University of Illinois

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Steve Stricker stumbled to a 1-over-par 35-37=72 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to share 11th at 15-under 269.
Stricker began his day with 11 pars, burning the edge on multiple birdie bids. He hit his tee shot into a hazard on the par-3 12th and squared a double bogey. He then pushed his tee shot well right of the green on the par-4 14th before recovering for a miraculous par. Following a bogey at the par-4 15th, he rebounded to circle a pair of birdies from inside five feet on the 16th and 17th holes. After three consecutive wins in this event from 2009-2011, he has gradually faded further down the leaderboard in each of the last three years. Jul 13 - 6:09 PM

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Steve Stricker posted a 7-under-par 31-33=64 in the third round of the John Deere Classic and is the clubhouse leader at 17-under 197.

Stricker's round was good for the clubhouse lead at the time he signed his card. He circled eight birdies on his trot around TPC Deere Run, five from outside of 10 feet, with a 25'4" attempt at the par-3 third at a 27'5" birdie at the 18th serving as the highlights of the day. He missed just one fairway and one GIR on the afternoon, so the ball-striking was nearly perfect. Given his incredible history at this golf course and his standing on the leaderboard, it's expected that he will mount a strong challenge in Sunday's finale.
Jul 12 - 5:44 PM

Steve Stricker added a 6-under-par 35-30=65 in his second round of the John Deere Classic to post 9-under 133 at the midpoint, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Any other year and Stricker did what you expect him to do to TPC Deere Run today except that he probably scored as well as possible given the challenges. He hit 13 greens and limited the damage to one bogey at the par-4 13th where he incurred a penalty after a poor drive, probably due to an unplayable lie, and eventually converted a bogey putt from 13'1". Elsewhere, he holed seven birdies, the longest measuring 15'3" at the par-3 third. Stricker also poured in a par save from five yards just off the green at 6. He's unlikely to serve as the overnight leader, but gamers everywhere are exhaling after the uncertainty of Sunday's fade at Greenbrier.
Jul 11 - 1:23 PM

Steve Stricker carded a 3-under-par 32-36=68 in his opening round of the John Deere Classic, finishing five strokes off the overnight lead.

The three-time champ and all-time earnings leader at the tournament hit only 11 greens in regulation today, but he rallied for seven birdies. Four of those disappeared from outside 12 feet, the longest stretching 21'4" at the par-4 fifth hole. He also squared three bogeys, but averted a fourth with a par save from 11-and-a-half feet at the par-4 13th. The last time that he opened at TPC Deere Run with a score this high was back in 2009. He shot even-par 71, but rebounded with a 61 in the second round. That score started a streak of red numbers at the tournament that extended to 20 in a row today.
Jul 10 - 8:27 PM

Steve Stricker has elected not to compete in next week's Open Championship.

He said last week that he was going to wait to see how he played at Greenbrier and potentially this week at the John Deere Classic, but the time had come when he felt compelled to take a pass on the trip. He blew up for a 4-over-par 74 in the final round at The Old White TPC where he settled for a share of 35th place. Stricker is the all-time earnings leader at the JDC with consecutive victories in 2010-2012. He placed T10 last year.
Jul 8 - 11:56 AM

Steve Stricker put together a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic to reach the 54-hole mark at 8-under 202.

Stricker's lap around The Old White TPC was messy early, as a 41'9" birdie at the par-4 first was erased by bogeys at the par-4 fourth and par-4 ninth holes. He would bounce back in a big way, holing a 10'2" birdie at the par-4 10th and then picking off birdies on each of the two par 5s.
Jul 5 - 5:24 PM

Steve Stricker chased his opening 66 at The Greenbrier Classic with a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round to post 6-under 134 and sit three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Stricker went 5-for-6 in scrambling with a bogey-5 at the seventh hole and found three birdies to snipe the red number. His last two came on the only par 5s on the course -- Nos. 12 and 17. One amusing twist that could develop once the cut falls is that his regular caddie, Jimmy Johnson, is on Chris Kirk's bag this week. (Stricker's wife, Nicki, is looping for her husband.) Stricker and Kirk just may be paired in the third round. Stay tuned.
Jul 4 - 5:51 PM

Steve Stricker pured a bogey-free, 4-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

The sometimer imparted all of his damage on his outward nine, which was the back side of The Old White TPC. He circled four birdies, three of which disappearing from outside 11 feet. The longest measured 26'8" at the par-4 14th hole. Stricker went 3-for-3 in scrambling and signed for his lowest round of the season. Meanwhile, an appearance at Royal Liverpool in two weeks will depend on how he plays this week and at next week's John Deere Classic. "If I play really well, I’ll go," he said on Wednesday. "I guess the only thing that would sway me to go is if I play really well and I make some good Ryder Cup points and I move up that list. Right now I’m pretty far down that list (in 40th place). But if I do something special here this week or next week and get a lot more points, then I would probably go."
Jul 3 - 3:18 PM

Steve Stricker looks to extend his consecutive cuts streak to 32 as he readies for The Greenbrier Classic this week.

Stricker was seeing red in his only prior start at Greenbrier, posting four straight rounds of 69 or better in 2012, on the way to a T22 finish. Although hunting trips and family vacations now take first priority, it hasn't held him back in any way the past few seasons. It's a rare start for the semi-retired Stricker, which means you almost have to plug him in if you're playing any format with a start limit.
Jul 2 - 11:28 AM

Steve Stricker earned a 5th place finish at Pinehurst No. 2 in 1999 and makes his return at this week's U.S. Open.

Stricker lacks the flash but is a model of consistency. His consecutive cuts made streak has reached 30 and he's also made the cut in his last seven U.S. Open starts. Stricker hasn't reached the winner's circle since his first start of the 2012 season, but gamers shouldn't let that discourage them this week.
Jun 10 - 12:20 PM

Steve Stricker rallied for a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his final round of the Memorial to post 9-under 279 and sit four strokes off the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

The envy of most 40somethings signed for four red numbers at Muirfield Village this week, saving his best for last. He outbalanced three bogeys with seven birdies today, including conversions from 38'6" and 17'3" at Nos. 6 and 8, respectively. This was just his sixth start of the season and it will go in the books as his best result. It also extends his consecutive cuts made streak to 30, which ranks T2 on the PGA TOUR. Stricker hasn't missed a cut since the 2012 PLAYERS. After taking another week off, he'll return at the U.S. Open where he's survived eight consecutive cuts.
Jun 1 - 4:23 PM

Steve Stricker returns to the site of his 2011 victory for this week's Memorial Tournament.

The 2011 champion hasn't missed a cut in the last 24 months, a streak of 29 consecutive, currently the second longest streak behind Adam Scott. His light schedule allows him to play in the tournaments he really cares about and allows him to fully focus on each event. When you parlay Stricker's consistency with his course history at Muirfield Village, it makes him one of the top options this week in all formats.
May 28 - 11:23 AM

Steve Stricker will try and tackle TPC Sawgrass this week at THE PLAYERS.

Stricker has some uncharacteristically poor finishes at TPC Sawgrass in the past. Four of his last eight PLAYERS have resulted in finishes of 105th or worse. Overall, his consistency is nearly unmatched as he's missed just one cut since the 2009 PGA Championship. Unfortunately that missed cut came here at TPC Sawgrass in 2012. Due to the relatively poor course history, gamers should consider Stricker a good but not great play this week.
May 6 - 12:43 PM

Steve Stricker arrived at the halfway point of the Shell Houston Open in 7-under-par 68-69=137 and sits five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The SHO is Stricker's third start of the season and first in a non-World Golf Championship. So what. He's mastered the occasional appearance. Today's walk around the Golf Club of Houston featured four birdies, including rolls of 10'9" and 13'7" at the 10th and fourth holes, respectively. He swallowed his first bogey of the week when he failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker at the par-3 14th.
Apr 4 - 2:38 PM

Steve Stricker readies for his second stroke-play event of the season at this week's Shell Houston Open.

The light schedule has become routine for Stricker as he rarely shows any rust after his extended breaks between tournaments. He may use this tournament to prep for the Masters next week, but that never stops him from being competitive. Since 2006, Stricker has 12-of-26 rounds in the 60s here at the Golf Club of Houston.
Apr 1 - 10:23 AM