In 2013 Steve Stricker is going home . . . literally. Why? Because that’s his space and he wants to spend more treasured time there with his wife, Nikki and their children in his beloved Madison, Wisconsin. Mark Rolfing, host of Global Golf Adventure, believes Steve Stricker’s abbreviated 2013 schedule will have him eager and ready to play each time he tees off. At the age of 46, the only glaring omission on Stricker’s resume is a major championship. At Merion in June no one will overpower the course… the premium will be on short irons and particularly putting the extremely slippery and sloping greens well. Did anyone say Steve Stricker could win the U.S. Open this year? Rolfing did.
STEVE STRICKER Player Stats
PGA TOUR Victories
(12) 1996 Kemper Open, Motorola Western Open. 2001 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. 2007 The Barclays. 2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, John Deere Classic, Deutsche Bank Championship. 2010 Northern Trust Open, John Deere Classic. 2011 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, John Deere Classic, 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
(2) 1990 Victoria Open [Can]. 1993 Canadian PGA.
(1) 2009 Shark Shootout [with Jerry Kelly].
2013 PGA Tour Money and Position as of June 5, 2013
2013 Best PGA Tour Finishes as of June 5, 2013
T2 -- Hyundai Tournament of Champions & World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. T5 -- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
2013 Best PGA Tour Round as of June 5, 2013
67 at Round 2, Hyundai Tournament of Champions. 67 at Round 1, World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. 67 at Round 2, World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. 67 at Round 1, THE PLAYERS Championship.
2013 Highlights – Steve Stricker as of June 5, 2013
Playing in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for the seventh time and for the fourth consecutive season, finished the weather-shortened 54-hole event in second, four strokes behind Dustin Johnson. The event “started” twice during the regularly scheduled first round Friday and later Sunday, but both times PGA TOUR rules staff halted play due to unplayable windy conditions and subsequently voided all scores that had taken place. The tournament officially began with 36 holes on a Monday that was originally schedule to have been the final day of play. The runner-up finish was his second at Kapalua and the 12th of his career. In his last five trips to Kapalua, he has finished second (2008), T10 (2010), T4 (2011) and won (2012). During his pre-tournament press conference, he announced his intentions to cut back on his schedule, mentioning that he intends to play approximately 10 PGA TOUR tournaments.
In his second start of the season, the 2001 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship winner finished T5 at The GC at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. after losing 3 and 2 to 2010 champion Ian Poulter in the quarterfinals.
Finished two strokes behind Tiger Woods at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship for his 13th career runner-up finish and second of the season (Hyundai Tournament of Champions). Has posted nine of his 12 career victories and eight of his 13 runner-up finishes since turning 40, in 2007. Was paired with Phil Mickelson all four rounds, carding the same scores the first three days (67-67-69), but pulling ahead with a 68 compared to Mickelson's 71 Sunday. Ended the week by increasing his streak of holes without a three-putt at TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral to 256, dating to the second round in 2010 (No. 5). On Wednesday, spent nearly an hour giving putting tips to Woods. He led in Strokes Gained-Putting for the week, with Woods finishing second.