Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington have been Ryder Cup captains for nearly three years, long enough to know not every decision they make is going to be popular.
Deciding whether they were the right moves won't start until the Ryder Cup is over.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Billy Horschel felt aggrieved this week at the manner in which he missed out on a place in the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup.
So he took down a bunch of leading Europeans by himself.
The only experience that matters to Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker is how the youngest U.S. team in history prepares for Whistling Straits in a bid to win back that shiny gold chalice.
Equipped with the most captain's picks in Ryder Cup history, Stricker added four more rookies to his team on Tuesday to join the six players who earned automatic spots.
ATLANTA (AP) — Three weeks before the Ryder Cup, four-time major champion Brooks Koepka withdrew from the Tour Championship after injuring his wrist from hitting a tree root.
Koepka said pulling out on the 13th hole at East Lake on Saturday was a precaution.
ATLANTA (AP) — Phil Mickelson is returning for his 13th consecutive Ryder Cup, this time without his clubs.
Mickelson fills out the roster of five assistant captains to Steve Stricker for the American team that tries to win the cup back from Europe at Whistling Straits on Sept.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay earned the sixth and final automatic spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team by winning the BMW Championship on Sunday.
All that meant was avoiding a phone call from the captain, Steve Stricker, after the Tour Championship to inform him of being a pick.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The message Steve Stricker wanted to impart when he took the job as Ryder Cup captain was for the American team to move forward.
There has been no shortage of speed bumps along the way.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — This is one time where winning really does take care of everything.
For most players, it's all about the money.
And for a dozen or so Americans, it's about playing for no money at all.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Alex Cejka has had no trouble adjusting to professional golf's 50-and-over division.
The PGA Tour Champions newcomer already has wins in two senior majors and will go for a third this week in the U.S.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker won the Bridgestone Seniors Players Championship on Sunday at difficult Firestone for his second victory of the year and third major title.
Eight strokes ahead in the third round and four in front entering the final round, Stricker closed with an even-par 70 for a six-stroke victory over defending champion and Wisconsin friend Jerry Kelly.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Three opening birdies gave Steve Stricker an eight-shot lead in what looked to be a runaway in the Bridgestone Seniors Players Championship on Saturday.
By the end of the day, Stricker was hanging on at Firestone.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker increased his lead to five strokes Friday in the Senior Players Championship, following an opening 7-under 63 with a 68 at breezy Firestone.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker decided at the last minute to play the Senior Players Championship instead of the PGA Tour, and he made it pay off Thursday at Firestone.
Stricker holed a bunker shot on the par-3 12th for a birdie, ran off three straight birdies at the end of his opening nine holes and kept bogeys off his card for a 7-under 63.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Alex Cejka won the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday for his second straight major championship, thriving on accurate and powerful ball-striking and deft touch around the demanding greens at Southern Hills.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Steve Stricker took advantage of Mike Weir's back-nine collapse Saturday to take the lead into the final round of the Senior PGA Championship.
Stricker shot a 3-under 67 in a stiff north breeze at Southern Hills for a one-stroke lead over Alex Cejka, the senior newcomer who beat Stricker in a playoff this month in the major Regions Tradition in Alabama.
TULSA, Okla., (AP) — Mike Weir opened a four-stroke lead Friday in the Senior PGA Championship with a 5-under 65 on a tough Southern Hills layout that baffled most of the players.
That moved the Canadian to 7 under through 36 holes, with Steve Stricker (68), Rocco Mediate (69) and John Riegger at 3 under.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three weeks after beating Steve Stricker in a playoff in the Regions Tradition for his first major title, Alex Cejka got off to a solid start in his pursuit of a second.
Cejka led the morning wave with a 3-under 67 in the Senior PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — From Ryder Cup captains past and present to former winners at Southern Hills, the Senior PGA Championship offers a mix of inspiration and motivation all because of one eligible player who chose not to join them.
The roars were always going to come back at some point because nothing screams major championship golf more than well lubricated fans urging every shot to get in the hole on a Saturday afternoon. Phil Mickelson’s return to form wasn’t nearly as certain, though it gave spectators even more reason to ditch their masks and plead for him to make some history in the PGA Championship.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With a big comeback and an even bigger putt, Alex Cejka ensured he won't have to wait or play his way into events for a while.
Cejka won the Regions Tradition on Sunday in only his third PGA Tour Champions start, beating defending champion Steve Stricker with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff to earn a full exemption for the next two seasons...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Defending champion Steve Stricker made a long eagle putt on the final hole for 7-under 65 and the third-round lead Saturday in the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Defending champion Steve Stricker birdied the final hole Friday for a 3-under 69 to move into a four-way tie for the lead halfway through the Regions Tradition.
Stricker joined Madison, Wisconsin, neighbor Jerry Kelly, Monday qualifier Alex Cejka and first-round leader Darren Clarke atop the leaderboard in the first of the PGA Tour Champions' five majors...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Steve Stricker fared well in the last Regions Tradition, rain and all.
Stricker has returned to the Greystone Golf & Country Club impressed with how the course has held up through the latest rain heading into the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors...
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey is going for his third straight victory at the Valspar Championship, a feat difficult enough that only eight times in the last 40 years has a player won the same tournament at least three times in a row...
Few players are keeping a busier schedule than Steve Stricker, and he still has five months to go before he captains the American team in the Ryder Cup...
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Steve Stricker figured someone could come out of the pack with a low score and win the Chubb Classic on Sunday, and it turned out to be him...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Stricker is having too much fun at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to stress over a messy finish Friday...
MILWAUKEE — Steve Stricker vowed he wasn’t going to cry. And he made good on that vow … right up until he started talking.
Stricker, the Edgerton native and Madison resident, was officially introduced Wednesday as the captain of the U.S.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Madison’s Steve Stricker won the inaugural Sanford International for his third Champions title of the year, closing with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory over Tim Petrovic and Jerry Smith in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.