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February 7, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Steady Eddie has taken Los Angeles by storm, or at least those parts of it still dry enough to care about golf. In a city where glitz plays best, Steve Stricker has turned it up by toning it down at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera. He is about as flamboyant as a slice of Wisconsin cheddar; also, about as effective a striker of the golf ball and manager of a golf course as you'll find right now on the PGA Tour. During Saturday's third round, Stricker built a five-shot lead at 14 under par by fashioning a masterpiece of sensible shot making and shot selection.
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October 3, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
The Americans survived a late rally Thursday and put the International team in a familiar hole in the Presidents Cup at Dublin, Ohio. Steve Stricker blasted out of a plugged lie in the face of a bunker to three feet to save par as he and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth hung on for a 1-up win in the final match on the course at Muirfield Village. That win gave the Americans a 31/2-21/2 lead, the fourth straight time they have led after the opening session. The Americans led in every match early in the fourballs session and were ahead in five of them when thunderstorms and a few bursts of rain stopped play for 11/2 hours.
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July 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Steve Stricker vaulted into second place at the John Deere Classic, tying a course record and matching the lowest score of his career with a 10-under-par 61 Saturday that left him three strokes behind Darron Stiles through two rounds at Silvis, Ill. Stiles (65), the first-round co-leader with Lee Janzen, remained on top at 13-under 129. Stricker, however, stole the show on a sunny day at TPC Deere Run.
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June 15, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
ARDMORE, Pa. - Steve Stricker, true to his personality, played another wild and crazy round in the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday. One double bogey. Two birdies. Even-par 70. Also, one semi-fist pump and a smile, followed quickly by a return to stone-faced composure. Mannequins have shown more emotion. The smile came after he saved par with a 13-foot putt on the 18th hole that left him a shot out of the lead going into Sunday's usual U.S. Open agony and ecstasy. "It was a big putt," Stricker said.
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July 13, 2009 | Associated Press
All around him, players were making runs at the lead. Steve Stricker didn't flinch. He simply outlasted them. Stricker followed the lowest round of his career with 36 solid holes Sunday to win the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Ill., by three strokes. Stricker, who tied the course record Saturday, fired a seven-under-par 64 in the fourth round after starting the day with a third-round 68, and finished at 264 for the tournament.
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January 6, 2001 | From Associated Press
Steve Stricker continued his run through the Match Play Championship today, winning on the 20th hole to reach the semifinals and ending an even more improbable journey by Nick O'Hern. Stricker holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the 19th hole to stay in the match, then won it on the 20th with an approach into three feet as O'Hern found trouble off the tee. Top-seeded Ernie Els also got through to the semifinals later today, putting like a two-time U.S. Open champion to hold off Craig Stadler, 1-up.
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August 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A burst of birdies at the Barclays carried Steve Stricker to a six-under-par 65 and allowed him to zoom past K.J. Choi and into the lead Saturday at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y. Finishing his first victory since 2001 won't be easy. Choi overcame some errant tee shots on the back nine with a birdie-birdie finish to salvage a 70, leaving him only one shot behind.
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September 8, 2009 | Associated Press
. -- Steve Stricker can build a strong case for the Deutsche Bank Championship as the biggest victory of his career. It was his first win with Tiger Woods in the tournament. His third victory of the season moved him up to a career-high No. 2 in the world ranking. And he replaced Woods atop the FedEx Cup standings. What satisfied Stricker the most, however, was how he won. In a wild Labor Day finish on the TPC Boston, where a half-dozen players came to the par-five 18th hole with hopes of winning, Stricker finished with back-to-back birdies for a four-under-par 67 and a one-shot victory Monday.
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August 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Steve Stricker made himself right at home at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. -- and at the top of The Barclays leaderboard. A year after winning across the Hudson River at Westchester Country Club, he shot a seven-under-par 64 in perfect morning conditions Friday to take a three-stroke lead over Hunter Mahan in the FedEx Cup playoff opener. Stricker, 21st in the FedEx Cup standings, is at 10-under 132. Mahan, 31st in the FedEx Cup standings, followed his opening 62 with a 73. ------ Angela Park shot a six-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Safeway Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore. Kelli Kuehne was in a group of six tied for second at 67. ------ Mark Wiebe birdied four of his first five holes, then added two more on the back nine to shoot a five-under 67, giving him a share of the first-round lead with Scott Simpson at the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Wash.
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August 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Steve Stricker had persevered through 6 1/2 years, 146 tournaments and four blown chances since his last victory. But Sunday he turned a one-shot deficit into a two-stroke victory at The Barclays by rallying with four birdies on the last five holes at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y.
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June 15, 2013 | By Mark Wogenrich
ARDMORE, Pa. -- The 17th green at Merion Golf Club sits in a quiet corner of the course, where the driving range and commuter trains normally provide the only background noise. Onto this spot, the U.S. Golf Assn. built two grandstands, one towering three stories over the green, to accommodate more than 5,000 spectators. Knowing that, Sean Palmer, Merion's first assistant golf pro, said before the U.S. Open that this would be the loudest place on the course. And still, the piercing roar that followed Phil Mickelson's birdie putt at the par-three hole was overwhelming.
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March 11, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Way to go Steve Stricker. Way to ruin the PGA Tour for everyone else. As you may have heard, Tiger Woods won the PGA Tour tournament in Doral, Fla., on Sunday. The main reason he won was because of his outstanding putting. Woods putted 100 times in the 72-hole tournament, the best he has ever done (which is saying a lot, considering this is Tiger Woods we are talking about). He also made 27 birdies, the second-best total of his career. All because of his superior putting, a facet of his game that had failed him over the last couple of years, when Woods seemed mortal again.
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March 8, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Tiger Woods doesn't often compliment other golfers, but there's a reason he called veteran American Steve Stricker among the greatest putters in the history of the game. It seems that Stricker noticed a couple of small problems in Woods' stroke and counseled the former No. 1 player in the world. Things like relaxing his strong grip, improving his posture and keeping his hands ahead of the ball on impact. “He can see the things that are off a little bit because he knows my stroke so well,” Woods said of Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour.
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January 8, 2013
Dustin Johnson ended a windy week with a wild ride Tuesday that carried him to the first win of the PGA Tour season. Despite hitting two drives into native areas that cost him three shots, Johnson never lost the lead at Kapalua, Hawaii. He closed with a five-under-par 68 for a four-shot victory in the Tournament of Champions, though it was up for grabs with five holes remaining. Steve Stricker came within a fraction of an inch of tying for the lead until his birdie putt peeled away from the cup on the 13th hole, which Johnson chopped up for a double bogey.
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September 30, 2012 | By K.C. Johnson
MEDINAH, Ill. - After sitting out a Ryder Cup session for the first time in his career, Tiger Woods posted five birdies on the back nine for the second straight day Saturday afternoon at Medinah Country Club. That didn't stop the Woods-Steve Stricker pairing from dropping to 0-3 after Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald eked out a 1-up victory. Woods downplayed his sitting. "That was the plan going in," he said. "I put so much effort into that last match [Friday] afternoon, and I was pretty spent.
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September 30, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
MEDINAH, Ill. -- Luke Donald put the hammer down on Bubba Watson. Rory McIlroy rubbed the sleep out of his eyes and stifled Keegan Bradley. Paul Lawrie - 13 years after his only other Ryder Cup appearance - took down the FedEx Cup champion. In time, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose ripped points from U.S. hands. The European train was gathering steam. And the Americans didn't have enough to stop the momentum. It ended with Martin Kaymer jumping into the arms of his teammates, the singsong "Ole, ole, ole, ole" echoing across Medinah Country Club, and the Ryder Cup headed back across the Atlantic.
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January 25, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
People long have reported really weird visions in deserts, so at this particular Bob Hope Chrysler Classic it's important to keep reminding oneself that this is not a hallucination. That's really a 33-under-par score up there belonging to the world's No. 16 player, Steve Stricker, after four of the five rounds, and that looks kooky only because nobody on the PGA Tour ever visited it before in 72 holes.
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September 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The U.S. Ryder Cup team is complete, as team captain Davis Love III added four players to the squad Tuesday. Love completed the 12-man team by selecting Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker. Already on the team were Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson. “I think we're extremely deep this time, deeper than we've ever been. … There was a lot of guys that played a lot of really good golf,” Love said.
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August 14, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Experience wanted. Other than perhaps "Seeking hot putter," those are the words that would be in bold if U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III were to post a help-wanted entry for his remaining four roster spots. "It's great to have the youth," Love said Monday, pleased with his eight automatic qualifiers from a points race that concluded at the PGA Championship. "Now we need some experience to go with it. " Currently, the roster Love is building for next month's matches at Medinah Country Club in Illinois includes only two men who have played in more than two Ryder Cups: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
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