Years come and go with a greater velocity for Steve Stricker these days and the Madison golfer packed so much into the first nine months of 2017, he figured it was a good time for a break. Stricker confirmed Tuesday that he will skip the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs as he continues to re-charge his 50-year-old battery that was put to the test this year like never before.
A month from now, Steve Stricker will lead the U.S. team against the International team in their biennial showdown at The Presidents Cup. The Americans will have the home-course advantage at Liberty National, and Stricker will attempt to continue their domination in the event, with the U.S. posting a 9-1-1 record. The Internationals under Nick Price hope to build on the momentum gained two years ago in Korea when they pushed the Americans to the final hole on the final match.
For several years, Steve Stricker has been the big cheese of Wisconsin golf. So, it goes without saying that the 50-year-old Stricker, a 12-time PGA Tour winner, wanted a chance to play in the first U.S. Open to be contested in his native state.
Call him the sentimental favorite at the U.S. Open. Steve Stricker is happy to carry that label. The 50-year-old Wisconsin native wanted desperately to be in the field next week at Erin Hills when the USGA’s marquee event is played for the first time in his home state.
Steve Stricker devotes time raising money for charities in south central Wisconsin.
Steve Stricker smiled as the putt went in from nearly 25 feet, a putt that belonged to the most popular man Wednesday at Greystone Country Club: Alabama football coach Nick Saban.
The tournament, which made its debut in June at University Ridge, raised total charitable proceeds of $1,089,500, tournament and PGA Tour officials announced Monday. That’s among the highest ever for a first-time PGA Tour Champions event…