Who's who: Steve Stricker

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Who's who: Steve Stricker

  • Name:

    Steven Charles "Steve" Stricker
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Feb 23, 1967 in Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Edgerton Towne CC, WI / Lake Ripley CC, WI.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1990

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (4): The Tradition (2019, '22); US Snr Open (2019); Senior Players Championship (2021). Ryder Cup captain (2021). Ryder Cup player (2008, '10, '12). Presidents Cup captain (2017). Presidents Cup player (1996, 2007, '09, '11, '13). Multiple wins on the 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. This was quickly followed by victories in the US Senior Open in the same year, in 2021 the Senior Players Championship, and in 2022 another Regions Tradition win.

Top tournaments won by Steve Stricker

2022
Majors
Greystone G&CC
267 (-21)
$375,000
Regions

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Venue

Greystone G&CC

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Regions

The Regions Tradition (33rd) (May 12-15). Second-placed Pádraig Harrington (Ire) finished 6 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Steve Stricker (USA), who recorded his second win in this event and fourth senior major championship in total. [Founders course, Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].

2021
Majors
273 (-7)
$450,000
Bridgestone

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

Bridgestone

The Bridgestone Senior Players Championship (39th). Second-placed Jerry Kelly (USA) finished 6 shots behind Steve Stricker (USA), who recorded his third senior major title. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

2021
America
200 (-16)
$240,000
Chubb

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Chubb

Played as the Chubb Classic (Apr 16-18). Second-placed Robert Karlsson (Swe) and Alex Čejka (Czech/Ger) finished 1 shot behind Steve Stricker (USA). [Gold course, Tiburón GC, Naples, FL].

2019
Majors
261 (-19)
$720,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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].

2019
Majors
Greystone G&CC
270 (-18)
$360,000
Regions

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Venue

Greystone G&CC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

Regions

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].

2018
America
205 (-14)
$255,000
Cologuard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

205 (-14)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Cologuard

Played as the Cologuard Classic (March 2-4). Second-placed Jerry Kelly (USA), Gene Sauers (USA) and Scott Dunlap (USA) finished 2 shots behind 51-year-old Steve 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, and finished second. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].

2018
America
205 (-11)
$255,000
Rapiscan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Rapiscan

Played as the Rapiscan Systems Classic (Mar 23-25; formerly Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic). Second-placed Billy Andrade (USA) finished 3 shots behind Steve Stricker (USA), who recorded his second straight win on the PGA Tour Champions. [Fallen Oak GC, Saucier, nr Biloxi, MS].

2018
America
Minnehaha CC
197 (-13)
$270,000
Sanford Health

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Venue

Minnehaha CC

Score

197 (-13)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Sanford Health

Played as the inaugural Sanford International (Sep 21-23). Second-placed Tim Petrovic (USA) and Jerry Smith (USA) finished 4 shots behind Steve Stricker (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour Champions win of 2018. [Minnehaha CC, Sioux Falls, South Dakota].

2017
America
190 (-26)
$410,000
QBE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

190 (-26)

Prize money

$410,000

Title sponsor

QBE

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].

2013
Awards
68.95
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Venue

Score

68.95

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Steve Stricker (USA) won the PGA Tour 2013 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.

2012
America
269 (-23)
$1,120,000
Hyundai

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

269 (-23)

Prize money

$1,120,000

Title sponsor

Hyundai

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].

2011
America
262 (-22)
$810,000
John Deere

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

262 (-22)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

John Deere

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].

2011
America
272 (-16)
$1,116,000
Nationwide

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,116,000

Title sponsor

Nationwide

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].

2010
America
268 (-16)
$1,152,000
Northern Trust

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

Northern Trust

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].

2010
America
258 (-26)
$792,000
John Deere

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

258 (-26)

Prize money

$792,000

Title sponsor

John Deere

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].

2009
America
263 (-17)
$1,116,000
Crowne Plaza

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

$1,116,000

Title sponsor

Crowne Plaza

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, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

2009
America
190 (-26)
$375,000
Merrill Lynch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

190 (-26)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Merrill Lynch

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].

2009
America
264 (-20)
$774,000
John Deere

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$774,000

Title sponsor

John Deere

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].

2009
America
267 (-17)
$1,350,000
Deutsche Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

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 Steve Stricker (USA). [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].

2007
America
268 (-16)
$1,260,000
Barclays

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$1,260,000

Title sponsor

Barclays

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].

2001
WGC
2 & 1
$1,000,000
Accenture

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Accenture

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

Motorola

Played as the Motorola Western Open (July 4-7). Second-placed Billy Andrade (USA) and Jay Don Blake (USA) finished 8 shots behind Steve Stricker (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].

1996
America
270 (-14)
$270,000
Kemper Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stricker, Steve

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Kemper Insurance

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 29-year-old Steve Stricker (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

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