Hometown: Madison, Wis.
Birthplace: Edgerton, Wis.
Birthdate: Feb. 23, 1967
College: University of Illinois
Turned Professional: 1990
RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H):
Total Points Won:
Total Points Won Point %:
2008: Valhalla Golf Club
United States 16 1/2, Europe
Day One Afternoon Fourballs: Steve Stricker/Ben Curtis lost to Ian Poulter/Justin Rose (4/2)
Day Two Afternoon Fourballs: Stricker/Curtis halved with Sergio Garcia/Paul Casey
Day Three Singles: Stricker lost to Poulter (3/2)
Coming off a banner 2009, during which he posted career-best numbers in wins (3), runner-up finishes (2), top-10s (11) and top-25 finishes (16), Stricker has continued his solid play in 2010. He closed with a 1-under 70 for a two-shot victory over Luke Donald at the Northern Trust Open and his fourth win in 15 starts, moving up to No. 2 in the world for the second time in his career and eclipsing $25 million in career earnings. As the defending champion at the John Deere Classic, Stricker began his tournament knowing Paul Goydos had shot a 59 earlier in the day, but answered by coming in with an 11-under 60. He would record 31 birdies on the week en route to a two-stroke win over Goydos. After losing his PGA Tour card in 2005, Stricker owns the distinction of winning back-to-back Comeback Player of the Year awards (2006, '07). He was a Captains Pick in the 2008 Ryder Cup.
(9) 1996 Kemper Open, Motorola Western Open. 2001 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. 2007 The Barclays. 2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, John Deere Classic, Deutsche Bank Championship. 2010 Northern Trust Open, John Deere Classic.
(2): 1990 Victoria Open [Can]. 1993 Canadian PGA.
(1): 2009 Shark Shootout [with Jerry Kelly].
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
WGC - Accenture Match Play
Best finish: Winner - 2001
Presidents Cup Record
Record: Played 15 Won 9, Lost 6, Halved 0, Points 9