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Steve Stricker

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (50) / 2/23/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190

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United States captain Steve Stricker has chosen his two picks to fill out the Presidents Cup squad, electing to fill the void with Charley Hoffman and Phil Mickelson.
The United States will square off with the International squad at Liberty National in three weeks. The U.S. side has won six straight editions of this bi-annual event. There is nothing surprising about these picks as Hoffman finished 11th in the automatic qualifier rankings and Phil Mickelson provides decades of experience to a team that brings plenty of youth to the table. Mickelson has been on every Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team since 1994 (23 events) and that streak continues with this captain's pick. The United States team hasn't lost to the Internationals since 1998, making them a heavy favorite, but the matches have been very close over the last two editions and this year's International side brings a very top-heavy team to the table. This will be no cakewalk. Wed, Sep 6, 2017 05:19:00 PM

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Three-time champ and World No. 81 Steve Stricker hung up a 7-under-par 30-34=64 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to post 15-under 269, up 34 spots on the live leaderboard to T1, good for the early 72-hole clubhouse lead and tying the low round of the day thus far with Morgan Hoffmann. UPDATE: With play completed, Stricker finished T5.

The 50-year-old entered his 16th Deere as the event's all-time earnings leader and will add a nice tally to that sum. Where exactly he ends up remains to be seen, but he'll record his ninth top 25 in Silvis, Illinois, and eighth top 10, first since T10 in 2013. This was the University of Illinois product's 10th start of the season, sixth top 25 and second top 10 (T7, DEAN & DELUCA). After kicking off in 73-67-65, he began T35 on 8-under, eight back of 54-hole leader Patrick Rodgers. On 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, the Wisconsinite was blemish-free 8-under thru 17 holes before walking off with bogey-5, missing a par-saver from 10'3". He carded eight birdies, including two hat-tricks, dropping three from between 10 and 20 feet and posting 1.571 putts per GIR and 1.672 SG: Putting. Stricker is in the field at next week's Open Championship.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 02:54:00 PM

Three-time John Deere Classic champion and World No. 81 Steve Stricker makes his 16th appearance in Silvis, Illinois, and arrives at 121st in the FedExCup standings.

The 50-year-old is the all-time earnings leader at the Deere, banking $3,035,726, highlighted by three wins in a row between 2009-11. He's chased those with progressively worse finishes of T5-T10-T11-T35 and T52 last year (70-68-68-72), still stellar as he battles a younger crowd. The University of Illinois product is already IN next week's Open Championship, so can concentrate on improving his FEC position. He's missed the Playoffs just once since their inception, finishing 176th in 2015 on only nine starts. This is the Wisconsinite's 10th start this season, checking in with five top 25s, including a T16 in his most recent start at the U.S. Open, and a season-best T7 at the DEAN & DELUCA.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 02:10:00 PM

Wisconsin native Steve Stricker pieced together rounds of 67-65=132 (-10) during the U.S. Open sectional qualifier held in Memphis, Tennessee, good for the top spot on the leaderboard. After earning his seat he withdrew from this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic to set his full attention on Erin Hills.

Stricker was playing a full schedule over the past month in hopes of earning a spot into the 117th U.S. Open Championship which is being played in his home state of Wisconsin. He has been playing well but still needed a win at TPC Southwind to secure a spot via the OWGR. Stricker removed that pressure by blitzing the qualifier with 12 birdies over 36 holes, offsetting a pair of bogeys. Eight other golfers qualified out of Memphis: 133- Andres Romero, Troy Merritt, Chez Reavie, Harris English, Garrett Osborn; 134- Trey Mullinax; 135- Xander Schauffele, Jonathan Randolph.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 09:02:00 AM

Past champ and World No. 98 Steve Stricker painted a season-low 7-under-par 30-33=63 in the final round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational to conclude on 6-under 274, up 25 places on the live leaderboard to T7 and good for the low round in the clubhouse and the low round of the week. UPDATE: With play completed, Stricker's 63 was the low round and he finished in a three-way T7.

After opening in 72-71-68, the 2009 winner began T32 on 1-over, five shy of the overnight top 10. He was bogey-free 8-under thru 14 holes, circling four sets of back-to-backs before suffering a lone square at the par-4 15th (failed scramble) which completed his scoring. The 50-year-old landed eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 3.298 strokes tee-to-green and 6.653 SG: Total. Seven of his birdies were conventional with four falling from between nine and 30 feet, kicking off with a pitch-in 4 at the first from 36'10" away. The Wisconsinite posted 1.417 putts per GIR and 3.355 SG: Putting, easily brushing aside a previous season-best 67 at the WMPO/R1. This is his fourth top 25 of the season in seven starts, first top 10, and first top 10 since solo 4th at the 2016 Open Championship.
Sun, May 28, 2017 04:33:00 PM

Steve Stricker will be making his 11th appearance at this week's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational as he sets his eyes on Colonial Country Club.

Stricker is 8-for-10 at Colonial CC, highlighted by his 2009 victory. He didn't go wire-to-wire, but he positioned himself T1-1-T2-1 with rounds of 63-63-69-68=263 (-17). Splitting his time across tours, Stricker hasn't flourished on the PGA TOUR Champions circuit, posting four top 15s but failing to win so far. On the bright side, his transition to the senior circuit hasn't lessened his results on the PGA TOUR as he enters with a 5-for-6 record this season. Gamers looking for a cut-maker this week should give Stricker a strong look this week.
Tue, May 23, 2017 08:39:00 AM

Due to a dangerous weather situation, the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was suspended at 10:03 am CT with players being removed from the course. UPDATE: Restart scheduled for 4:30 pm unless additional inclement weather occurs.

Tournament officials had pro-actively moved R4 tee times forward to a 6:40 am start off both sets of tees. All 36 teams are on the course with the duo of Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly making a nice move in four-ball action. The Wisconsinites were bogey-free 5-under thru 11 holes, 15 under total, and moved up the board to T6 when the horn sounded. When play resumes, the 50-somethings will be at the par-4 12th with Stricker on the green in regulation looking at a 24'4" birdie try.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 11:21:00 AM

Steve Stricker readies for his 16th appearance at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans, this time pairing up with Jerry Kelly for the new team format.

The Wisconsin natives bring plenty of experience to the table, playing this event a total of 31 times and arriving with a combined age of 100. Stricker brings a career record in team play events of 14-12-1, most recently going 3-1-0 at the 2013 Presidents Cup. Stricker posted a T16 in his latest PGA TOUR start (81st Masters) before collecting a T8 at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf on the senior circuit. If experience is a key part of your grading scale this week, the Stricker & Kelly combo have to rise to the top.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 09:05:00 PM

Steve Stricker takes his talents to Palm Harbor, Florida, ahead of his seventh appearance at this week's Valspar Championship.

Stricker missed the cut in his first two trips to Innisbrook Resort but he's rattled off top 15s in each of his last four visits. The most recent was last year's T7 which was his first Valspar start since 2010. More recently, the Presidents Cup Captain has just two starts since the new season started. On the bright side, he's earned a paycheck in both, grabbing a T42 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open before a T23 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The recently-turned 50-year-old will have the option to peg it on the Champions Tour from now on, but he's proven that he can still hang with the big boys. Gamers looking for a steady cut-maker should look in his direction this week.
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Steve Stricker concocted a 4-under-par 34-33=67 to open his week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Stricker is making his first start of the new campaign, but his short game was in mid-season form today at TPC Scottsdale. He showcased a lot of that magic early, splashing home a 10-footer for birdie at the par-4 first and following that up with a hole-out birdie from 88'7" at the 2nd. The 50-year-old sprinkled in three more birdie conversions from outside 10 feet before his round was over. He walked off the course gaining 1.90 strokes around-the-green and 1.58 strokes putting. In 15 previous starts at the WM Phoenix Open, Stricker has collected just one top 10, so it will be interesting to see if he can maintain this pace for three more days.
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 03:11:00 PM

World No. 94 Steve Stricker turns 50 years of age on February 23, 2017.

The Wisconsinite has been idle (in official events) since a T24 at the Deutsche Bank (67-69-69-73), his fifth top 25 last season in 15 events, which was the most starts he's made on TOUR since 19 in 2012. His resurgent 76th-place finish in the FedExCup standings was his best resting point since a 3rd-place finish in 2013 and was buoyed by a T2 at the FedEx St. Jude and solo 4th at The Open Championship, his best finish in a major since runner-up at the 1998 PGA Championship. Stricker's third top 10 was a T7 at the Valspar, where he co-led after 36 holes (71-66), but played the weekend in 3-over (72-73).
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Past champion Steve Stricker smoothed a 4-under-par 33-34=67 to open his week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, one stroke off the early pace on day one.

The 49-year-old missed just two fairways on the round, keeping himself in scoring position all day. From there, he landed 13 greens but did most of the work with his putter. He splashed home eight putts from outside six feet, easily highlighted by birdie bombs of 35'1" and 51'2" at the par-4 ninth and par-3 16th, respectively. The 2009 champ walked off the course gaining 2.22 strokes putting. Stricker has collected seven top 15s in his last eight starts at TPC Boston and is off to another good start this week.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 02:46:00 PM

Past champ Steve Stricker returns to the Deutsche Bank Championship and arrives to the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs ranked 97th in the FEC standings.

The 49-year-old is second in career earnings at the DBC ($3,076,726) to 53-year-old and 2008 winner Vijay Singh ($3,266,468). This is his eighth appearance (in the FEC era), first since finishing runner-up in 2013. Stricker's win in 2009 is among four top 10s and six top-13 finishes or better. He's No. 1 on TOUR this season in SG: Around-the-Green, 2nd in Scrambling, and 4th in SG: Putting, compensating for 176th in SG: Off-the-Tee and 125th in SG: Approach-the-Green. The Wisconsinite is 10-for-14 on the season with three top 10s, most recently solo fourth at The Open. He chased that with T42-T52 and T53 at The Barclays.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Three-time John Deere Classic champ Steve Stricker heads back to Silvis, Illinois, for another crack at TPC Deere Run.

The 49-year-old missed the cut in his 1993 John Deere Classic debut, but is 12-for-13 since getting his feet wet. Most impressive was his back-to-back-to-back wins, starting in 2009. Stricker has a career scoring average of 67.63 at this event, posting just four over-par rounds in 52 tries. More recently, the PGA TOUR veteran has collected top fives in two of his last three starts. With current form and course history both on his side, Stricker makes for a great play in all formats.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 09:14:00 AM

Steve Stricker closed out his week at The 145th Open with a 2-under-par 34-35=69 to post 5-under 279 on the week, finishing in solo fourth but best of the bunch when looking at only golfers that teed off in the Thursday morning wave.

Stricker was the definition of bogey avoidance this week. He carded just four bogeys but also swallowed a double and a quad over four rounds at Royal Troon Golf Club. Like you'd imagine from a 49-year-old golfer, his best weapon was his short game. He took just 108 putts on the week and got up-and-down on 23-of-29 missed greens. This finish will be his third top 10 at The Open, but first inside the top five. His last top five in a major came at the 1999 U.S. Open, posting nine top 10s over that stretch of 49 majors championship appearances since. With weather often dictating the scoring at Open Championships, this year was no different. Stricker was first on the leaderboard when you look at only golfers that opened with the "wrong side" of the draw on Thursday and Friday.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 01:34:00 PM