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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 is not planning to compete again until December, according to Gary D'Amato of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Stricker is one of three golfers eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs that isn't teeing it up at The Barclays. (Dustin Johnson is on personal leave while Jason Dufner is nursing bulging discs in his neck.) Stricker has been playing through a torn labrum in his left hip, but there's more to it. "Sounds like I've got a back and hip issue," Stricker told D'Amato in a text message. "Going to shut it down till December. Rest and rehab and then try to play and see how it goes." Stricker added that he's dealing with herniated discs in his neck and back. He's also known to have an elk hunting trip planned shortly, but he'll be at captain Tom Watson's side at the Ryder Cup in Scotland in five weeks. Aug 19 - 12:15 AM

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Steve Stricker is not included in the published field for next week's Barclays.

Stricker, who has a torn labrum in his left hip, joins Dustin Johnson (sabbatical) and Jason Dufner (neck) as the three holdouts from the lid-lifter of the FedExCup Playoffs. At 99th in the standings, Stricker is unlikely to survive as it would require him remaining inside the top 100 and all of the guys ranked 101-125 to miss the cut at Ridgewood Country Club. So, the next time we'll see him will likely be with an earpiecs on a golf cart at Gleneagles on a golf cart.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 15 - 5:30 PM

Steve Stricker carded a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the PGA Championship to snare a top-10 finish at 11-under 273.

Two of Stricker's four birdies stand above the rest, finding the bottom of the cup from 10'2" on the par-4 12th and 42'5" on the par-4 17th. The final round was the first time all week that he didn't gain over two strokes on the field with the flat stick, ranking second in SGP for the tournament at the time of his posting. He entered the week 122nd in the FedExCup standings, but locks up his spot inside the top 125 for Playoff inclusion with this finish.
Aug 10 - 8:06 PM

Steve Stricker spun a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the PGA Championship and is tied for 10th at 8-under 205.

The monotony of 15 pars were only broken up by a trio of birdies, with his 11'11" effort at the par-4 16th standing as the highlight. While he was unable to birdie the relatively easy par-5 18th, he did manage to salvage a par after driving his tee shot into the water. With a strong final round, Stricker could offer Tom Watson an intriguing option in terms of a captain's pick for the upcoming Ryder Cup.
Aug 9 - 7:32 PM

Steve Stricker reached the halfway point of the 96th PGA Championship in 5-under-par 69-68=137.

Playing alongside Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson, who designated Stricker as an assistant captain earlier in the week, the younger of the pair is giving his boss reason to consider using Stricker as a player-captain. The U.S. team is banged up and there are worse options that won't automatically qualify. A decision for another day, however. Thus far at Valhalla, Stricker has offset five bogeys with 10 birdies. Three of today's four par breakers dropped in from outside 12 feet, the longest measuring a cool 30 feet at the par-4 17th hole. He's just two strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 8 - 2:43 PM

Steve Stricker learned on Tuesday that he has a torn labrum in his left hip, according to Todd Lewis of Golf Channel.

The discomfort prompted Stricker to have an MRI this week. He's had symptoms since mid-June. It doesn't bother him much while swinging the golf club, but he finds his lower body getting fatigued throughout a round. Walking downhill is particularly bothersome. Stricker is taking anti-inflammatories for the injury. Meanwhile, in a bit of good news, Tom Watson has added Stricker as an assistant captain for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. He joins fellow assistants Raymond Floyd and Andy North. "It was an honor for [Watson] to call me and just to be a part of it," Stricker said. "Just to be there and try to have that opportunity to get the cup back, and to play for Tom, for all the guys, is a dream come true."
Aug 6 - 8:38 PM

Steve Stricker returns to the site of his first Ryder Cup at this week's PGA Championship.

Stricker went 0-2-1 in his Ryder Cup debut, but he's at least seen the latest iteration of this week's course in competitive play. He is coming off a surprisingly poor performance at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last week. Even still, Stricker owns 34 consecutive cuts made, and should be a nice candidate to bounce back this week. Gamers should take a hard look in salary-cap formats where he may be heavily discounted.
Aug 6 - 10:50 AM

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

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