43 Facts About Steve Stricker


Steven Charles Stricker was born on February 23,1967 and is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions.

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Steve Stricker has twelve victories on the PGA Tour, including the WGC-Match Play title in 2001 and two FedEx Cup playoff events.

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Steve Stricker served as US Ryder Cup captain for the 2021 matches, winning at Whistling Straits in his home state of Wisconsin.

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Steve Stricker turned professional in 1990 and began his career on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour, where he won two tournaments.

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Steve Stricker joined the PGA Tour in 1994, and his first success at the top level came in 1996 when Stricker notched two victories and seven top-ten finishes to finish fourth on the 1996 PGA Tour money list.

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In 1998, Steve Stricker played himself into contention in the final round of the PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club near Seattle.

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Steve Stricker has finished inside the top-20 six times at the US Open, with his best finish a fifth-place in 1999 at Pinehurst No 2.

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Steve Stricker won his third and most prestigious PGA Tour title at the WGC Match Play Championship in 2001, where he defeated Pierre Fulke 2 and 1 in Australia to earn the $1,000,000 prize.

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Steve Stricker finished runner-up in the 2007 FedEx Cup Playoffs behind Tiger Woods, and was again selected as Comeback Player of the Year.

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Steve Stricker was inducted into the Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2007.

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At the Bob Hope Classic in January 2009, Steve Stricker shot third and fourth round scores of 61 and 62 at the PGA West Palmer and Nicklaus courses to set the 36-hole scoring record on the PGA Tour at 123, beating a record that Pat Perez had held for only two days.

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Steve Stricker shot an afternoon round of 64, which included a hole-out wedge shot for eagle on the 6th hole, and by three strokes over runners-up Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, and Brett Quigley.

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Steve Stricker matched his career low round on tour with a second round of 61.

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Steve Stricker began the final round tied with Retief Goosen and Sean O'Hair, and birdied the final hole to win by one stroke over Jason Dufner and Scott Verplank.

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In February 2010, Steve Stricker won his eighth tour title at the Northern Trust Open with a 16-under-par 268 winning total.

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Steve Stricker followed with rounds of 66 and 62, for a total of 188, to set a tour 54-hole scoring record.

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Steve Stricker then shot 70 on Sunday to win his ninth PGA Tour, two strokes ahead of Goydos.

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In June 2011, Steve Stricker won at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, his tenth tour title.

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Steve Stricker opened with 68 and bettered this with 67 in the second round.

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Steve Stricker held on to the 36-hole lead to eventually win by one stroke over runners-up Matt Kuchar and Brandt Jobe.

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Steve Stricker played the tournament at -20 for the front nine, a record by 6 shots, versus +4 for the back nine.

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Steve Stricker bogeyed the 15th and 16th to fall two strokes behind Stanley in a commanding position throughout most of Sunday's round.

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Steve Stricker then bounced back with a birdie on the par five 17th while Stanley made bogeyed the 18th.

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Steve Stricker, tied for the lead at this point, drove into a fairway bunker off the tee and then played his second shot just over the back of the green, but holed the putt from the fringe for the victory.

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Steve Stricker tied a major championship record with a 63 in the first round at the PGA Championship in 2011 and led by two shots.

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Steve Stricker started the 2012 season with a win in the season-opening Tournament of Champions at Kapalua on Maui.

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Steve Stricker shot a ten-under 63 on day two and held the lead until the end, three strokes ahead of runner-up Martin Laird.

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Steve Stricker missed the cut in May at The Players Championship, his first since the 2009 PGA Championship.

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At the start of the 2013 season, Steve Stricker announced he would cut his schedule "in half, " hoping to play just "10 or 12" tournaments.

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Steve Stricker then reached the quarterfinals at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, his best performance since his victory in 2001.

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Steve Stricker asked the USGA for a special exemption to play in the 2017 US Open held in his home state, but his request was denied.

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Steve Stricker eventually earned entry through a qualifying tournament in Memphis.

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Steve Stricker was the captain of the victorious US team in the 2017 Presidents Cup.

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In March 2018, Steve Stricker won his first event on the PGA Tour Champions, the Cologuard Classic, by two strokes.

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Steve Stricker then won his second straight start at the Rapiscan Systems Classic in Saucier, Mississippi.

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In 2019, Steve Stricker won his first senior major championship at the Regions Tradition, claiming a six-stroke win over the field.

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In May 2021, Steve Stricker came close to defending his title at the senior major, the Regions Tradition.

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Steve Stricker birdied the last hole in regulation to force a playoff with Alex Cejka.

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In June 2021, Steve Stricker won his third senior major at the Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

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Steve Stricker shot an even-par 70 in the final round and won by six strokes over Jerry Kelly.

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In May 2022, Steve Stricker won his fourth senior major title at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Steve Stricker shot a 4-under 68 in the final round for a 6-stroke victory.

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At the opening ceremony of the 2021 Ryder Cup, while captaining the United States team, Steve Stricker revealed that he was a supporter of the Chicago Bears despite being from Wisconsin, much to the chagrin of the present crowd, many of whom support the home-state Green Bay Packers; the two teams have one of the largest rivalries within the NFL.

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