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Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker Height: 6 ft, 0 in
Weight: 190 lbs
Birthday: 02/23/1967
College: University of Illinois
Turned Pro: 1990
Birthplace: Edgerton, Wisconsin
Personal
  • Wife, Nicki, who had been his caddie throughout his professional career, gave up the bag in 1998 to deliver daughter Bobbi Maria. Returned as caddie in 1999 at Milwaukee
  • Father-in-law Dennis Tiziani is the retired golf coach at University of Wisconsin who played intermittently on the PGA TOUR in the 1970s
  • Brother-in-law Mario Tiziani played on TOUR in 2005 and currently serves as his manager
  • After missing earning TOUR card in 2005 by two strokes at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, rediscovered his game hitting balls out of a trailer in the December snow on the practice range at Cherokee CC in Madison, Wis
  • Inducted into the Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame in December 2007
  • Became the 15th recipient of the Payne Stewart Award when he won the honor in 2012. The Payne Stewart Award is presented annually to a player sharing Stewart's respect for the traditions of the game, his commitment to uphold the game's heritage of charitable support and his professional and meticulous presentation of himself and the sport through his dress and conduct
  • In 2013 started a charitable foundation with American Family Insurance focusing on nutrition and wellness to help promote strong families and healthy kids
  • During the year, announced he would host the American Family Insurance Championship on PGA TOUR Champions in Madison, Wis., which debuted in 2016. Twitter account is @stevestricker. Website is Stevestrickergolf.com.
PGA TOUR Victories
(12) 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. 2011 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. 2011 John Deere Classic. 2010 Northern Trust Open. 2010 John Deere Classic. 2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. 2009 John Deere Classic. 2009 Deutsche Bank Championship. 2007 The Barclays. 2001 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. 1996 Kemper Open. 1996 Motorola Western Open.
International Victories
(2) 1990 Victoria Open [Can]. 1993 Canadian PGA Championship [Can].
Other Victories
(2) 2009 Franklin Templeton Shootout [with Jerry Kelly]. 2013 CVS Caremark Charity Classic [with Bo Van Pelt].
2016 PGA TOUR Money & Position
$1,418,647 (74th)
2016 Highlights
  • Season highlighted by qualifying for the FedExCup Playoffs for the ninth time in 10 seasons and being named (on April 12) the U.S. Presidents Cup captain to be contested at Liberty National in 2017
  • Making his first start at the Valspar Championship since 2010, shared the 36-hole lead on the strength of a second-round 66 before shooting weekend rounds of 72-73 to finish T7 for his first top-10 of the season and his third straight at the event
  • Making his first start at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 10 years, finished runner-up with Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka with rounds of 66-71-66-67 to finish the tournament at 10-under, three shots behind winner Daniel Berger. The T2 finish marked his best showing on the PGA TOUR since finishing T2 at the 2013 TOUR Championship by Coca Cola. Earned a spot in The Open Championship field via his T2 finish, part of The Open Qualifying Series
  • Capitalized on his spot in the 145th Open Championship by finishing alone in fourth, his best finish in a major since the 1998 PGA Championship (2nd). Marked his 13th top-10 in 66 majors. Posted rounds of 67-75-68-69 to finish at 5-under 279, 15 shots behind winner Henrik Stenson. His second-round 75 included 17 pars and a quadruple bogey-8 on the par-4 15th at Royal Troon. Moved to 84th in the FedExCup standings, his best position since 2013
  • Advanced to the first two Playoffs events, finishing T53 at The Barclays and T24 at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Ended the season No. 76 in the FedExCup.

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