Steve Stricker has been a regular at the top of the game now for the best part of 20 years and remains one of the best players on tour. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Stricker turned pro back in 1990 in Canada before joining the PGA Tour in 1994. Stricker started his career well with a number of wins on the tour but suffered something of a slump following his win in the Accenture Match Play Championship back in 2001.
The man from Wisconsin spent six years in the wilderness before he finally returned to the winners circle in 2007 when he won the Barclays tournament. That was the start of the second half his career and he has hardly looked back since with a number of wins to his name. That return to form saw Stricker qualify for the the American Ryder Cup teams of 2008, 2010 and 2012 which only serves to highlight the standard of his game.
We have seen Stricker return to the top of the game over the past five or six years but so far he has fallen short when it comes to the Major Championships. His best finish came at the PGA Championship back in 1998 when he finished second while there have also been top ten finishes in the remaining three majors along the way. So far though, Stricker has come up short and given his age, it appears that time is starting to run out for him to pick up a major title or two.
Stricker has announced that he will take on a reduced schedule going forward with the emphasis on peaking for the Major titles. This is clearly the plan of a player who is getting towards the end of this PGA Tour career and it will be interesting to follow his progress over the next few years.
Height: 184cm | Weight: 86kg | Born: 1967-02-23
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