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June 11, 2008
In August, the PGA Championship pairs the winners of the first three majors for the first 2 days. In 2006, it was Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy. The USGA has decided to group the three top-ranked players in the world tomorrow and Friday. Woods, Mickelson and Adam Scott will tee off at No. 10 at 8 tomorrow and go off in the afternoon in the second round. Two years ago, in the PGA, Phil opened with a birdie, Tiger a bogey. They both shot 69, as did Ogilvy. Tiger then went 68-65-68, to get the trophy.
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June 5, 2011 | Associated Press
DUBLIN, Ohio - Steve Stricker holed out from the fairway for one of his two eagles Saturday, then wound up with a 3-under 69 on a steamy afternoon at Muirfield Village and finished with a 3-shot lead in the Memorial. But right when it looked as though Stricker might leave everyone in his wake, he missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole that threw his round into reverse. He is 12-under 204, 3 shots clear of Jonathan Byrd.   European Tour NEWPORT, Wales - Alexander Noren kept his lead at the Wales Open after defending champion Graeme McDowell slumped to 11 strokes off the pace following a stunning collapse at Celtic Manor.
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March 11, 2013 | Associated Press
DORAL, Fla. - Tiger Woods is hitting his stride on a march to the Masters. Woods had full control of his game Sunday and never let anyone get closer than 3 shots until he had locked up his 17th World Golf Championship title. He closed with a 1-under-par 71 to win the Cadillac Championship. Woods won by 2 shots over Steve Stricker, who could claim a share of this trophy. Before the tournament, Stricker spent 45 minutes on the putting green with Woods, helping him with his posture over putts.
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September 13, 2007 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For many golf fans, the name that jumps out at them from the mix of leading contenders in the FedEx Cup playoffs is not Tiger Woods in first place or Phil Mickelson in third. It's Steve Stricker in second. Stricker, 40, winner of the Barclays, the first of the four playoff tournaments, is easily the Cinderella story of the first FedEx Cup. Heading into the Tour Championship, which starts today at East Lake Golf Club, he is also one of only five players, with Woods, Mickelson, Rory Sabbatini and K.J. Choi, in the elite field of 30 who actually can win the Cup and the $10 million deferred payout.
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February 22, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Tiger Woods barely broke a sweat. Steve Stricker went into overtime for the second straight day. They had only one thing in common yesterday in the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz., which ultimately was all that mattered. Both are still playing. One day after a stunning comeback to survive the opening round, Woods built a quick lead against Arron Oberholser and never gave him much hope in a 3-and-2 victory. "Match play is an animal that's all about the moment," Woods said.
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December 14, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly won Greg Norman's Shark Shootout yesterday in Naples, Fla., closing with a 13-under 59 in the final-round scramble for a one-stroke victory over three teams. Stricker made an eagle on the par-5 17th, hitting the second shot and the putt, to give the longtime Madison, Wis., friends the lead. Kenny Perry and J.B. Holmes, three strokes ahead of Kelly and Stricker with five holes to play, both missed birdie putts on No. 18 that would have forced a playoff.
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May 30, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
From its Ben Hogan trophy room to its status as the longest-running event at its original site, the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Tex., is among the most venerable stops on the PGA Tour. This week, the ol' course is playing like a pitch-and-putt. Steve Stricker shot his second straight 63 yesterday morning, giving him a 14-under-par 126 total that set records for 36 holes and for any consecutive rounds at the Crowne Plaza Invitational - yet was barely enough to top a leaderboard filled with players taking advantage of light wind and pillow-soft greens.
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June 1, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Steve Stricker has all sorts of top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season. Now he has his best one, too. Stricker birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Tim Clark and Steve Marino and win the Crowne Plaza Invitational yesterday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. It was his first title after being second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh at other tournaments this year. When the winning putt fell, Stricker pumped his fist twice, then gave a little punch.
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January 10, 2012 | Associated Press
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Tiger Woods is returning to the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the first time in 10 years. Woods made it official Monday with an announcement on his website that he would start his PGA Tour season Feb. 9-12 at Pebble Beach, where he rallied from a 5-shot deficit in the final round to win in 2000 for his sixth consecutive PGA Tour victory. He is best associated with Pebble Beach for his record 15-shot victory in the U.S. Open later that year. The tournament sponsor is AT&T, which also sponsors the PGA Tour event that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
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July 15, 2012 | Associated Press
LAKE ORION, Mich. - Bernhard Langer surged into the lead at the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday. Langer shot a 6-under 64 to move to 10 under for the tournament, putting him ahead by 4 strokes. The two-time Masters champion opened with three straight birdies and eight in 12 holes. The 54-year-old Langer had a double bogey at 13 and a bogey at 18 to give the field a glimmer of hope Sunday. Tom Lehman and Corey Pavin were in a five-way tie for second at 6-under 204. Fred Couples moved up the leader board with a 65. He was part of a pack, along with Fred Funk and Jay Haas, that was 5 shots back at the Champion Tour's fourth of five majors.
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May 15, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Columnist
STEVE STRICKER stood in the fairway on the second hole at Merion, one shot back on Sunday at the U.S. Open. He needed to nail this shot. Instead, Stricker shanked a 4-iron. His ball went screaming over Ardmore Avenue, out of bounds, and Stricker fell out of contention with a triple-bogey. An indicting red line cut an ugly scar across TV monitors worldwide. Tommy Roy, the man responsible for the red line, felt his heart sink. "Probably the most dramatic and most painful Protracer shot of all time," Roy said.
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April 11, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - As you may have heard, Tiger Woods is not playing in the Masters this week because of his recent back surgery, robbing the patrons of a chance to see the dominant golfer of an era that began with Woods' first green jacket back in 1997 and continued through his 14th major title in the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods' chief challengers from that period - Phil Mickelson (43 years old), Ernie Els (44), Jim Furyk (43), Steve Stricker (47), and Vijay Singh (51) - may be on, or close to reaching, the back nine of their careers, and the players ready to represent the next generation of greats are lining up. Some qualify thanks to victories in major championships: Rory McIlroy (24)
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June 18, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Ben Hogan's legend is safe. His old friend Merion East saw to that. The U.S. Open came back, bringing the world's best golfers to town, and the only greatness on display was the course itself. There's a reason Hogan's 1-iron on the 18th hole here is marked by a plaque, a reason golfers way too young to have seen him play took practice-round shots from that hallowed spot before the Open began. Because it was damn hard, making a perfect shot under pressure to force a playoff in the 1950 Open.
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June 17, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a moment, Phil Mickelson became one of the thousands that surrounded the 17th at Merion Golf Club, and, by proxy, the millions who watched on television. He struck a 4-iron into the majestic par-3 that sailed over the quarry, landed in the middle of the green, rolled to within eight feet of the pin, and shook the ghosts of Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan when the grandstands erupted. It was great theater. But there's one more act to play at the U.S. Open. "I just stood there and admired it," Mickelson said on Saturday.
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June 17, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hunter Mahan's face was reddened by the sun, his voice rubbed rough by a week of talking about Merion, his body tensed by the nearness of a first major championship. "This course," Mahan said as a sun-splashed Saturday faded to dusk, "tests you from tee to green. " On moving day at the 2013 U.S. Open, the one Mahan made was both small and large. His 69 bested par by a single stroke. But on a day when most of the field again marched backward, his total of par 210 was good enough to leave him in a tie for second with South Africa's Charl Schwartzel and Steve Stricker.
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June 17, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The frustration was visible on Phil Mickelson's face Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open. If his birdie attempts weren't burning the edge of the hole, they were going in a different direction than Mickelson expected, a trait of the befuddling greens on Merion Golf Club's East Course. But Mickelson never allowed himself to become distracted by the near-misses and finally broke through on the back nine with three birdies that gave him a real chance to win his very first national championship on Sunday, his 43d birthday.
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June 17, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
Perhaps 10 years ago if he shot a 6 over on the final day of a major and tumbled down the leader board, Steve Stricker would be a littler harder on himself. Sure, it will still sting. The 46-year-old entered Sunday just a shot off the lead. His elusive major - one of the few holes in an otherwise fine career - was well within sight. But that's not how it played out for Stricker, who finished at 6-over 286 and tied for eighth at the U.S. Open. And frankly, that's OK with him. "Golf is not the thing in my life it once was," Stricker said.
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June 16, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second straight day, Phil Mickelson opened his round with a 3-putt. Was it a good omen considering that he went on to shoot a 3-under 67 Thursday? Or was Mickelson's faulty blade a sign of things to come on Friday? Through 11 holes, Mickelson's failure to drop a putt over six feet did not cause much damage, but the repeated missed opportunities when he could not convert short birdie putts at the 8th, 9th, and 11th holes, came back to haunt him when he bogeyed the 12th and 13th.
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steve Stricker had hit the travel wall. Even when he was home, Stricker had come to realize, his mind wasn't there. He calls his new playing schedule "semiretirement. " At 46, he's choosing the car pool over playing at Pebble Beach. He's focusing on majors, and World Golf Championships events in this country, and that's about it. And he's a shot out of the lead in the U.S. Open. A most happy start to Father's Day. On Saturday, Stricker shot a par 70 at Merion, staying even for the tournament, a shot behind 54-hole leader Phil Mickelson.
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