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…