Name:Steven Charles "Steve" Stricker
Born:Feb 23, 1967 in Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin.
Original/Home Club:Edgerton Towne CC, WI / Lake Ripley CC, WI.
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].
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. [Founders course, Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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