Column: The cups runneth over in golf
The next Ryder Cup starts in 360 days, the perfect occasion for the opposing captains to meet Tuesday at Whistling Straits and share absolutely nothing.
Woods shows up in Chicago, has work to do to reach Atlanta
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The mild oblique strain that Tiger Woods cited when he withdrew after one round of FedEx Cup playoffs was feeling good enough that he flew to the Chicago area Tuesday to give...
Steve Stricker lead suspended Senior Players
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker topped the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship leaderboard at 5 under with a hole to play Thursday when the first round was suspended for the day because of...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steve Stricker made his U.S. Senior Open debut one for the record book.
Stricker birdied the opening hole Sunday and never was threatened on his way to a 1-under 69...
Stricker makes record debut and wins US Senior Open
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steve Stricker finally has a national golf championship he can call his own as the record-setting winner of the U.S. Senior Open.
Steve Stricker increases lead to 6 shots in US Senior Open
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steve Stricker is the man to beat when he shows up on the PGA Tour Champions.
"Let's just get it on the table, Steve Stricker is kind of becoming a jerk," fellow...
Stricker goes low again for US Senior Open 36-hole mark
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The boys from Madison are making it look easy at Notre Dame in the U.S. Senior Open.
For the second straight day, Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly, friends and...
Stricker, Tom shared US Senior Open lead at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Defending champion David Toms was looking for a good start in the U.S. Senior Open. Steve Stricker was looking for a fresh start.
Jerry Kelly wins hometown PGA Tour Champions event
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jerry Kelly won his hometown PGA Tour Champions event, beating Retief Goosen with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff Sunday in the American Family Insurance...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Steve Flesch birdied the final three holes for a 7-under 65 and the second-round lead Saturday in the American Family Insurance Championship, with tournament host Steve...
Garcia, Stricker miss the cut at the PGA Championship
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods wasn't the only prominent player to miss the cut at the PGA Championship.
Bethpage Black also claimed Sergio Garcia; Steve Stricker, who had not missed a...
Fresh off a senior major, Stricker returns to Bethpage
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The modest Midwestern lifestyle of Steve Stricker has given way to moments of celebrity over the last month.
Stricker spoke Wednesday about watching the final round...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Steve Stricker got the next best thing to a major championship, at least for a 50-something player.
Stricker ran away with his first senior major Monday, closing with...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The final round of the Regions Tradition barely got underway before play was suspended because of thunderstorms.
Four and a half hours of steady rain later, PGA Tour...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Steve Stricker didn't have another near-flawless round, but he found a nice way to finish.
He birdied the final hole for a 2-under 70 and held the lead Saturday after...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina agency that supports the homeless and needy has fired a worker who falsely claimed a PGA Tour golfer would host its charity golf outing.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — That 4:30 a.m. wakeup call didn't slow down Steve Stricker.
Stricker completed a 4-under 68 in the delayed first round and shot a season-best 64 in the second Friday...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina agency which advocates for the homeless and needy is investigating how donors and players at its annual golf tournament were told that a PGA Tour golfer...
Column: Steve Stricker quick to clear air with Patrick Reed
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Steve Stricker didn't wait for the official announcement to make his first move as Ryder Cup captain.
Stricker appointed US captain for Ryder Cup in home state
Steve Stricker paid his dues to become a Ryder Cup captain, and it had nothing to do with winning a major.
He didn't make his first team until he was 41 in the 2008 matches at Valhalla, a...
Stricker looking to play more on PGA Tour this year
HONOLULU (AP) — Steve Stricker came to Hawaii for two weeks of work, just like the old days, but with a twist. Instead of starting at the winners-only field at Kapalua and then going over to the Sony Open, he started at the Sony Open and heads to the winners-only field on the Big Island for the PGA Tour Champions opener.
The question is how long he stays with players his own age.
It's a question Vijay Singh and Davis Love III have contemplated over the last few years.
Woodland, Hoffman shoot 64 for share of QBE Shootout lead
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Gary Woodland and Charley Hoffman shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play Saturday for a share of the lead in the QBE Shootout.
Woodland and Hoffman birdied the final three holes to match the teams of Emiliano Grillo-Graeme McDowell and Brian Harman-Patton Kizzire at 19-under 125, with a better-ball round left at Tiburon Golf Club.
3 teams tied for QBE Shootout lead at 13-under 59
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The teams of Bryson DeChambeau-Kevin Na, Brian Harman-Patton Kizzire and Emiliano Grillo-Graeme McDowell shot 13-under 59 in scramble play Friday to share the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout.
Harman-Kizzire and Grillo-McDowell birdied the final three holes at Tiburon Golf Club, and DeChambeau and Na eagled the par-5 14th.
Steve Stricker wins Sanford International in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Steve Stricker won the inaugural Sanford International on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions title of the year, closing with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory.
Stricker led wire-to-wire at Minnehaha Country Club after rain limited him to only seven pre-tournament holes.
Stricker, Jobe tied for Sanford International in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe topped the Sanford International leaderboard again Saturday after another cool and breezy day in the inaugural PGA Tour Champions event.
After matching Jerry Smith and David McKenzie with first-round 7-under 63s, Striker and Jobe each shot 67 to get to 10-under 130 at Minnehaha Country Club.
Stricker shares lead at Sanford International in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Steve Stricker shot a 7-under 63 on Friday to share the first-round lead at the Sanford International.
The 51-year-old Stricker was 8 under through 17 holes at chilly, rain-softened Minnehaha Country Club but closed with a bogey to fall into a tie with Jerry Smith, Brandt Jobe and David McKenzie.
Stricker only got to play seven holes in the pro-am because of rain that prevented the field from getting in much practice.
Steve Stricker signs 3-year extension with American Family Insurance
Edgerton native and Madison resident Steve Stricker signed a three-year extension as brand ambassador for American Family Insurance, it was announced Tuesday.
Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour, signed on as American Family’s first brand ambassador in 2013. Stricker also partners with American Family as the host of the PGA Tour Champions American Family Insurance Championship, which began in 2016.
Pro golf: AmFam golf tournament increased charity total by more than $500,000 from 2016
Following in the successful footsteps of the inaugural tournament, the 2017 American Family Insurance Championship raised $1,625,000 for charity in only its second year, tournament and PGA Tour officials announced Monday, surpassing the 2016 total by $535,500.
Pro golf: Steve Stricker teams with Sean O’Hair to win QBE Shootout
NAPLES, Fla. — Steve Stricker provided the pep talk and Sean O’Hair delivered the shot to secure victory Sunday in the QBE Shootout.
Stricker and O’Hair closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, effectively clinching it when O’Hair made an eagle on the par-5 17th hole of the PGA Tour’s unofficial money event at Tiburon Golf Club.
Steve Stricker, Sean O’Hair team to win QBE Shootout
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Steve Stricker provided the pep talk and Sean O'Hair delivered the shot to secure victory Sunday in the QBE Shootout.
Stricker and O'Hair closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory over Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, effectively clinching it when O'Hair made an eagle on the par-5 17th hole at Tiburon Golf Club.
McDowell and Lowry tie Stricker and O’Hair for Shootout lead
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate shot and shared the lead Saturday with Steve Stricker and Sean O'Hair going into the final round of the QBE Shootout.
McDowell (Northern Ireland) and Lowry (Ireland), the only international players among the 12 teams at Tiburon Golf Club, began to erase a five-shot deficit with an eagle and birdie on the opening two holes and they dropped only one shot all day in blustery conditions.
Steve Stricker, Sean O’Hair take QBE Shootout lead
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Steve Stricker and Sean O'Hair shot a 15-under 57 in scramble play Friday to take the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout.
The 50-year-old Stricker, the winning U.S. Presidents Cup captain in October, chipped in for birdie on the par-4 18th. They also eagled the par-5 17th in gusty conditions on Tiburon's Gold Course.
Column: Continuity in cups could lead to a closed shop
Americans finally found the recipe for continuity in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup.
The key now is to avoid a closed shop.
Jim Furyk is the Ryder Cup captain for next year's matches in Paris, and it will be the fourth straight team event that he is assigned a radio and a cart. He was an assistant captain the previous three cups in South Korea, Hazeltine and Liberty National.
Mickelson’s final mission: Win a Ryder Cup in Europe
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Phil Mickelson hasn't had his fill, not when it comes to the Cup.
Especially the next one.
Mickelson saved some of his best golf in one of his worst years for when it really counted. Steve Stricker wanted to see some life from Lefty before deciding to use a captain's pick on him for the Presidents Cup, and Mickelson delivered with four rounds in the 60s at the TPC Boston to tie for sixth.
Trump arrives at Liberty National for Presidents Cup finale
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump didn't just present the Presidents Cup trophy to the winning American team on Sunday. He dedicated it to the people who have endured hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Trump, the honorary chairman of the event, became the first sitting president to attend the matches on the final day. He stuck around to give the gold trophy to U.S. captain Steve Stricker and an American team that won by the most lopsided margin in 17 years.
Stricker says US golf team to stand during national anthem
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — On that rare occasion the national anthem is played in golf, U.S. captain Steve Stricker says his team will stand together at the Presidents Cup.
Stricker said he met with his four assistant captains, and then talked it over with his 12 players on a bus ride to New York on Tuesday for some television appearances. He said there was a quick consensus.
Facts and figures for the 12th Presidents Cup
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Facts and figures for the 12th Presidents Cup matches:
Teams: United States against an International team of players from everywhere but Europe.
Dates: Sept. 28-Oct. 1.
Venue: Liberty National Golf Club.
Points needed to win: 15½.
Captains: Steve Stricker (U.S.) and Nick Price (International)
Presidents Cup Rosters
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Rosters for the Presidents Cup, to be played Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Liberty National Golf Club (c-captain's pick):
Column: Relationships forged among players who make US team
Kevin Kisner began to appreciate the value of playing in the Presidents Cup two months before the matches even started.
All because of a text message.
He was at the Bridgestone Invitational last month when he received a group text sent to players who were in position to make the U.S. team. The idea was to make everyone feel like a team, whether the exchange of messages was motivational or simply amusing.
Mickelson, Lahiri among 4 added to Presidents Cup
Phil Mickelson was selected as a captain pick for the second straight Presidents Cup, extending a remarkable streak of playing on 23 consecutive U.S. teams.
Anirban Lahiri of India will play for the second time, and it might be just as meaningful.
U.S. captain Steve Stricker used his two picks Wednesday on Mickelson and Charley Hoffman, who finished a fraction of a point out of the top 10 automatic qualifiers in the final week. It will be the first team competition for the 40-year-old Hoffman.
Stricker has 8th straight year without missing cut in major
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Stricker had to clean out his locker and head home early after missing the cut in the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. That was in 2009. And it was on his mind Friday at Quail Hollow when he was outside the cut line and running out of holes.
"It was on my mind today to play this weekend," he said. "I wanted to be around this weekend."
Goydos wins 3M Championship on first playoff hole
BLAINE, Minnesota (AP) — Paul Goydos birdied the first playoff hole Sunday to win the 3M Championship over Gene Sauers.
It is the first PGA Tour Champions win of the season for Goydos and fifth of his career.
Both Goydos and Sauers shot 66 in regulation to get to 20-under 196 at the TPC Twin Cities.
Rookies occupy 5 of 10 spots for US Presidents Cup team
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — With just over a month remaining to qualifying for the Presidents Cup, this is shaping up as a new American team.
Stricker denied special exemption to US Open in Wisconsin
Steve Stricker always thought it was a long shot, and he recently was reminded that the USGA is tight when it comes to special exemptions for the U.S. Open.
"I wrote them quite a while back and asked for one, and they politely called me and declined," Stricker said.
Masters: Steve Stricker in position to make cut after shooting 1-over 73 in second round
Edgerton native and Madison resident Steve Stricker will likely be sticking around for the weekend at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
Stricker shot a 1-over par 73 on Friday to finish the second round at 4-over for the tournament. At the time he finished, Stricker was eight strokes behind leader Charley Hoffman, putting him in solid position to make the cut.
Pro golf: Steve Stricker tied for 41st after first round at Masters
Edgerton native Steve Stricker shot a 3-over par 75 and is tied for 41st after the first round of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.
Stricker double-bogeyed his first hole, but responded with a birdie on the par-5 second. Starting on the ninth, Stricker made nine consecutive pars before closing out his round with a bogey on the 18th.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez made a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Gene Sauers and win his second consecutive Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on Sunday.
Jimenez looked as if he was going to win relatively easily on Sunday, with a two-shot lead going into No. 18 at Fallen Oak.
Tom Lehman rallies to beat Steve Stricker in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Lehman took advantage of senior newcomer Steve Stricker's late mistakes Sunday to win the Tucson Conquistadores Classic for his 10th PGA Tour Champions victory.
Two strokes behind Stricker with three holes to play, Lehman closed with two birdies and a par for a 7-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over playing partner Stricker. The 58-year-old Lehman is coming off arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Steve Stricker takes Tucson lead in senior debut
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Stricker shot a 10-under 63 in hot conditions Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the Tucson Conquistadores Classic, putting him in position to win in his PGA Tour Champions debut.
Stricker is trying to become the 19th player to win in their first start on the 50-and-over and first since Miguel Angel Jimenez in the 2014 Greater Gwinnett Championship.
Fred Couples leads Tucson Conquistadores Classic
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Fred Couples shot an 8-under 65 on Friday in the Tucson Conquistadores Classic, leaving playing partner Steve Stricker two strokes back is his PGA Tour Champions debut.
Coming off a victory last month in the Chubb Classic, the 57-year-old Couples birdied five of the first seven holes in hot conditions, and added four more on the back nine before bogeying the par-4 18th.