Stricker Has a Good Week at The Masters

14 04 2011

2009 & 2010 John Deere Classic Champion - Steve Stricker

Two-time reigning John Deere Classic champion Steve Stricker had a pretty good week in Augusta.  Most importantly, he finished among the top 16 at The Masters, meaning he’ll be invited back to compete next year.  Stricker tied for 11th place at 5-under par 283 on rounds of 72-70-71-70.

On the eve of the tournament, Stricker also picked up the ASAP Sports/Jim Murray Award at the annual Golf Writers of America Association dinner.  The Murray Award is given to the player who’s most cooperative with the media and is named for the late great Los Angeles Times sports columnist Jim Murray.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel golf writer Gary D’Amato, who has covered Stricker since his junior golf days, told the audience that Stricker “has never changed. He’s still the polite, respectful, down-to-earth person now that he was as a junior golfer.”

A case of a nice guy finishing first.  Stricker will be trying to be the first player ever to win three straight times in the Quad Cities when he defends his title at this year’s John Deere Classic.

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