Who's who in golf - Steve Stricker


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Name: - Steven Charles "Steve" Stricker
Country: - USA
Born : - February 23rd, 1967 in Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin.
Original Home/Club: - Edgerton Towne CC, Wisconsin / Lake Ripley CC, Cambridge, Wisconsin.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1990

Roll of Honour

SENIOR MAJORS (2): The Tradition (2019); US Snr Open (2019). Ryder Cup player (2008, '10, '12). Presidents Cup captain (2017). Presidents Cup player (1996, 2007, '09, '11, '13). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tour.


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After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1990, Stricker turned professional in that same year. He initially played on the Canadian Pro Tour, joining the PGA Tour in 1994 and becoming one of its top players. His most successful season on the Tour came in 2009, when he won three times and finished second on the money-list.

Stricker has ranked as high as second on the Official World Golf Rankings. Major championship success came to Stricker in 2019 when he won the Regions Tradition on the PGA Tour Champions, and followed that with victory in the US Senior Open in the same year.


Top tournaments won by Steve Stricker

2019Snr MajorsThe TraditionGreystone G&CC270 (-18)$360,000
The Regions Tradition (31st) (May 9-12). Second-placed Billy Andrade (USA), Paul Goydos (USA) and David Toms (USA) finished 6 shots behind 52-year-old Stricker (USA), who recorded his first major championship win. [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
2019Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenWarren GC261 (-19)$720,000
The US Senior Open (40th) (June 27-30). Second-placed David Toms (USA) and Jerry Kelly (USA) finished 6 shots behind 52-year-old Stricker (USA), who was making his debut in this event. Stricker recorded his fifth PGA Tour Champions win and second senior major championship victory. [Warren GC, Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana].
2018Snr AmericaRapiscan ClassicFallen Oak205 (-11)$255,000
Played as the Rapiscan Systems Classic (Mar 23-25; formerly Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic). Second-placed Billy Andrade (USA) finished 3 shots behind Stricker (USA), who recorded his second straight win on the PGA Tour Champions. [Fallen Oak GC, Saucier, nr Biloxi, MS].
2018Snr AmericaSanford InternationalMinnehaha CC197 (-13)$270,000
Played as the inaugural Sanford International (Sep 21-23). Second-placed Tim Petrovic (USA) and Jerry Smith (USA) finished 4 shots behind Stricker (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour Champions win of 2018. [Minnehaha CC, Sioux Falls, South Dakota].
2018Snr AmericaTucson ClassicTucson Natl.205 (-14)$255,000
Played as the Cologuard Classic (March 2-4). Second-placed Jerry Kelly (USA), Gene Sauers (USA) and Scott Dunlap (USA) finished 2 shots behind Stricker (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour Champions win in his eighth start on the Tour. Stricker made his PGA Tour Champions debut in this event one year earlier. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].
2017Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC190 (-26)$410,000
Played as the QBE Shootout (Dec 8-10; two-man teams over three rounds: 1-scramble; 2-alternate shot; 3-better ball). Second-placed Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) & Shane Lowry (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Steve Stricker (USA) & Sean O'Hair (USA), who each won $410,000. [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
2013Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA Tr68.95n/a
Stricker (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Tiger Woods (USA) was second with 68.98; Justin Rose (Eng) was third with 69.26.
2012Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Kapalua Resort269 (-23)$1,120,000
Played as the Hyundai Tournament of Champions (Jan 5-8; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Martin Laird (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Stricker (USA), who recorded the last of his 12 PGA Tour wins. [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
2011Men AmericaJohn Deere ClassicTPC Deere Run262 (-22)$810,000
Played as the John Deere Classic (July 7-10). Second-placed tour rookie Kyle Stanley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stricker (USA), who claimed his third straight win in this event. [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
2011Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village272 (-16)$1,116,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance (June 2-5). Second-placed Matt Kuchar (USA) and Brandt Jobe (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stricker (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
2010Men AmericaJohn Deere ClassicTPC Deere Run258 (-26)$792,000
Played as the John Deere Classic (July 8-11). Second-placed Paul Goydos (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Stricker (USA). Stricker shot a career best 11-under-par 60 in the first round, but did not lead the tournament! On the same day Goydos became the fourth and oldest player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59. [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
2010Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRiviera CC, Calif.268 (-16)$1,152,000
Played as the Northern Trust Open (Feb 4-7). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Stricker (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
2009Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex263 (-17)$1,116,000
Played as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 28-31). Stricker (USA) beat Steve Morino (USA) and Tim Clark (RSA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
2009Men AmericaDell Tech ChampionshipTPC Boston267 (-17)$1,350,000
Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (Sept 4-7; second of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Jason Dufner (USA) and Scott Verplank (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stricker (USA). [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].
2009Men AmericaJohn Deere ClassicTPC Deere Run264 (-20)$774,000
Played as the John Deere Classic (July 9-12). Second-placed Zach Johnson (USA), Brandt Snedeker (USA) and Brett Quigley (USA) finished 3 shots behind Stricker (USA). [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
2009Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC190$375,000
Played as the Shark Shootout (Dec 11-13; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed teams of JB Holmes (USA) & Kenny Perry (USA), Chad Campbell (USA) & Tim Clark (RSA) and Justin Leonard (USA) & Scott Verplank (USA) finished 1 shot behind winning team of Steve Stricker (USA) & Jerry Kelly (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
2007Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC268 (-16)$1,260,000
Played as The Barclays (Aug 23-26; first of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Kyoung-Ju "KJ" Choi (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Stricker USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win in 6 years. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
2001Men WGCWGC - Match PlayMetropolitan GC2 & 1$1,000,000
Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Jan 4-7). Stricker (USA) beat Pierre Fulke (Swe) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Metropolitan GC, Melbourne, Australia].
1996Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Cog Hill270 (-18)$360,000
Played as the Motorola Western Open (July 4-7). Second-placed Billy Andrade (USA) and Jay Don Blake (USA) finished 8 shots behind Stricker (USA). [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
1996Men AmericaKemper OpenTPC Potomac270 (-14)$270,000
Played as the Kemper Open (May 23-26). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA), Scott Hoch (USA), Brad Faxon (USA) and Grant Waite (NZ) finished 3 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Stricker (USA). [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

 

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