Steve Stricker can never wear Tiger Woods' nipple shirt, but he can lead him in FedEx Cup
Stricker won the first Cup playoff tournament with Tiger nowhere in the state and took a nice early lead in the needlessly-complex point system. (Tiger’s in fourth without hitting a single shot). And, of course, Stricker could have cared less about any of that.
The important thing for this much-battered 40-year-old is The Barclays win, his first win in six years, and the $1.26 million first-place event check that isn’t deferred. Or held in commissioner Tim Finchem’s piggy bank.
Stricker did it in most impressive fashion, birdieing the last three holes when he’d lost the lead and every other big name golfer not named Tiger seemed to hold a chance. Remember to check out the front of WorldGolf.com Monday morning for complete coverage of the final round.
Tomorrow, you’ll get a WorldGolf.com exclusive on the behind-the-back ridicule Stricker faced in the Tour locker rooms when his game feel apart for years. You’ll also hear how he partly credits hitting golf balls out of a converted mobile home in the heart of the snowy Wisconsin winter with his turnaround in the main story. In the notebook, you’ll learn about the one bunker shot that cost Ernie Els everything.
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support his UofIL alma mater, his former
team mates, or his home state of WI. A real class guy, all the way around.
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Oh wait, forgot it's you Mon.
They had a few flareups on the course when she was his caddie that are well known on the Tour.
Don't listen to the sanitized versions on TV and think you know inside stories. Also, it's easier for Stricker to be honest now that he's won then when he was just struggling to stay out here - and firing his wife caddie.
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