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Steve Stricker

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

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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. Mar 6 - 7:09 PM

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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.
Feb 2 - 3:11 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

Steve Stricker smoothed a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the 145th Open Championship to post 3-under 210, up 10 spots on the live leaderboard to T17 and tied for the low round of the day thus far with Haydn Porteous and Brandt Snedeker. UPDATE: With play completed, Stricker is in a three-way T6, nine back of 54-hole leader Henrik Stenson, who also shot 68 tying the low round of the day.

The 49-year-old, who becomes PGA TOUR Champions eligible on Feb. 23rd, opened his 14th appearance with 67 and chased with 75 in R2 during the worst of the weather conditions. In his second frame, he steadied 17 pars but ate a quad bogey-8 at the 15th after an errant tee shot and an errant provisional tee shot as well. The Wisconsinite, who arrived off a T21 at the Scottish Open, bogeyed the second and the fifth, but otherwise was flawless, birdieing holes 3, 4, 6, 9 and 16. He played his final 13 holes in blemish-free 3-under.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Steve Stricker scorched Royal Troon Golf Club with a 4-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of The 145th Open.

Known for his great putting, Stricker needed just 26 swipes to make his way around Royal Troon today. A good putting effort for most, but something he is also capable of improving upon. He split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 11 greens in regulation along the way. While Royal Troon is typically a tale of two nines, Stricker mirrored his nines with three birdies and a bogey on each. Early results are showing the field playing the back nine at 2.7 strokes over par, so Stricker picked up nearly five strokes on the field with his 2-under 33. This is his 14th appearance at The Open, but first since 2012.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 09:10:00 AM

Steve Stricker is at Royal Troon Golf Club for the 145th Open Championship and is paired the first two rounds with England's Ross Fisher and Fiji's Vijay Singh.

This is the 49-year-old's 13th Open and first since T23 in 2012 (Royal Lytham). He Open-qualified by finishing joint runner-up at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June. Stricker's best finish (of two top 10s) is T7 in 2008 (Royal Birkdale) on 12-over-par 292, when the winning score was 3-over. He's a 12-time winner on the PGA TOUR, most recently at the 2012 Hyundai TOC, and his best finish of 12 top 10s in majors is runner-up at the 1998 PGA Championship (to Singh). The Wisconsin native and resident is looking to join Phil Mickelson (2013), Ernie Els (2012) and Darren Clarke (2011) as recent Open champions who won in their 40s.
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Steve Stricker authored a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in today's final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to post 10-under 270, good for a three-way T2, three back of champion Daniel Berger.

The 49-year-old was making his third appearance and first since a previous-best T28 in 2006. He began the final round exactly how he ended it, in a three-way T2, three back of 54-hole leader Berger. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he striped nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, circling four birdies against a lone bogey-5 at the seventh. Stricker birdied the third from 25'0", the 10th from 19'8", the 15th from 11'10", and completed his scoring with a seven-footer for birdie-3 at the 17th. His T2 is a season best and second top 10 on 10 starts, joining a T7 at the Valspar, and he's projected to jump 53 spots in the FedExCup standings to 107th. Stricker's T2 is his 16th runner-up finish in 459 career starts, first since T2 at the 2013 TOUR Championship.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 09:25:00 PM

Steve Stricker authored a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to join the 54-hole clubhouse lead on 7-under 203 with D.A. Points. UPDATE: With play completed, Stricker is three back of 54-hole leader Daniel Berger and will be in the penultimate twosome on Sunday with Phil Mickelson.

The Wisconsinite began Moving Day in Memphis on 3-under (T15) after opening his third appearance in 66-71, six adrift of 36-hole leader Daniel Berger. He found eight (of 14) fairways and a week-best 13 greens in regulation, posting 5.084 SG: Approach-the-Green at the time he signed his card. The 49-year-old carded birdies on holes 6, 7, 12 and 14, three from inside of five feet with a long of 9'10" at the par-4 14th. He missed four prime scoring chances from inside of 10 feet however, en route to a pedestrian 0.217 in SG: Putting.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Closing with a three-hole birdie train, Steve Stricker manufactured a 4-under-par 34-32=66 during the opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Stricker grinded out 11 pars and one birdie to open his day. From there he traded a 7'4" birdie at the par-4 13th with a bogey at the par-3 14th hole. The square came as the result of a water ball off the tee, but he recovered nicely with a 25'4" bogey-saving roll. He continued to showcase his recovery skills as he dunked a birdie out of the greenside bunker (57'4") at the par-4 17th. That was sandwiched in between two other birdies to close out his round with a bang. Stricker is making his first apperance at TPC Southwind since 2006, but he's having no trouble re-adjusting so far.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 06:56:00 PM

Steve Stricker makes his way back to Colonial Country Club for a 10th appearance at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

The 2009 champ has returned just twice since his victory (T38/2010; T27/2015). The likely culprit was a scheduling conflict, as the course fits his game perfectly. Playing his ninth event of the season, Stricker owns just two top 25s this season. On the bright side, they came at Riviera Country Club and Innisbrook's Copperhead Course, both classical-style venues that force golfers to club down off the tee and hit their tee shots with a purpose. Stricker's run of form over the past two seasons does not instill confidence, but gamers shouldn't overlook him this week, particularly in deeper formats like DFS.
Wed, May 25, 2016 05:32:00 PM

Steve Stricker is at TPC Louisiana for his 15th playing of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and check-in at 156th in the FedExCup standings.

Overall, the 49-year-old is 10-for-14 at the Zurich with an impressive nine top 25s. More specifically, he's 4-for-7 at the current venue with four top 15s, missing the cut last year by two after rounds of 69-72. In 2013, the first season that Stricker went in to quasi-retirement mode, he posted a gaudy eight top 10s in 13 starts. Subsequently however, he posted two on 11 starts in 2014, none on nine in 2015, and one on seven so far this season -- T7 seven weeks ago at the Valspar, where he co-led after 36 holes. More recently, the Wisconsinite missed the cut by two in his last start at the SHO after rounds of 69-76.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 03:06:00 PM