Stricker plans to cut schedule dramatically in 2013
Steve Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour who most recently won almost exactly one year ago at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, plans to see a lot more of home in 2013, which means he'll be seeing a lot less of the PGA Tour over the next 12 months.
Golfweek's Alex Miceli reports that the 45-year-old Stricker intends to play only 10 PGA Tour events in 2013, opting to spend more time with his family in Madison, Wis. and to, "work with a recently established foundation that likely will benefit college-bound students."
Miceli notes that Stricker is exempt in all four majors and the three U.S. World Golf Championships in 2013 and plans to focus on the big events. Stricker will be in Maui to defend his title at Kapalua next week, but may not be seen from again until late February for the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
"I'm not quitting," Stricker told Miceli. "I want to spend more time here. I still enjoy playing, but I don't enjoy the travel."
To read more about Stricker's decision to spend more time at home and developing his foundation, "Driven For A Dream," click here.
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