Steve Stricker

Steven Charles Stricker ( born February 23, 1967 in Edgerton, Wisconsin) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. In February 2010, he reached the temporary second place in the World Golf Rankings.


After graduating at the University of Illinois in 1990 he was professional golfer of the year. His most successful year on the PGA TOUR was first in 1996, when Stricker picked up two titles, seven top 10 finishes, and took fourth place in the money list at season's end. The hitherto most valuable victory succeeded at the 2001 WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship when he beat the Swede Pierre Fulke just in the final and was once able to mature a prize of $ 1 million. In the 2007 season, Stricker managed with space 2 its best ever placing in the money list on the PGA Tour, in 2009 he recorded three victories and rank 3 in the final standings of the FedEx Cup, and with over 6 million $ prize money his most financially successful season.

A major victory he missed at the 1998 PGA Championship in second by two strokes against Vijay Singh. At the U.S. Open so far came Stricker six times in the top 20, including a 5th place in 1999.

For the U.S., he won in 1996 with Phil Mickelson and Mark O'Meara the Dunhill Cup and stood in the same year, and again in 2007, 2009 and 2013 in the successful Presidents Cup team. In 2008 he first played in the Ryder Cup Team of the USA, which was able to record the first Cup win since 1999.

A novelty reached Stricker on July 10, 2011, when he won the John Deere Classic, a tournament of the PGA TOUR, in Silvis, Illinois, USA for the third time in a row since 2009.

Stricker has been married to his wife, Nicki, has one child and resides in Madison, Wisconsin. Nicki was up to the birth of her daughter as a caddy Steve go.

The game

Stricker is not for its length, but known for its precision. A special feature in his swing is that it on the backswing barely bends his wrist, so the bat holds more or less in line with his arms.

PGA TOUR victories (12 )

Other tournament wins ( 8)

Results in Major Championships

DNP = did not participate CUT = missed Cut "T " = split placement Yellow background for top - 10 ranking.

Participation in team competitions

  • Alfred Dunhill Cup ( for USA): 1996 ( winners )
  • Presidents Cup ( for USA): 1996 ( winners ), 2007 ( winners ), 2009 ( winners ), 2011 ( winners ), 2013 ( winners )
  • Ryder Cup ( for USA): 2008 ( winners ), 2010, 2012