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Steve Stricker

  • Birthplace: Edgerton, Wis.
  • Residence: Madison, Wis.
  • Age: 41
  • Turned Pro: 1990
  • College: Illinois
  • Eligibility Code: 10

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Player Notes

Wife Nicki, who had been his caddie throughout his professional career, gave up the bag in 1998 to deliver daughter Bobbi Maria. Returned to caddie in 1999 at Milwaukee. . .Father-in-law Dennis Tiziani, golf coach at University of Wisconsin, is his teacher. Brother-in-law Mario Tiziani has played in several PGA Tour events and was a member of the tour in 2005. * Winner 1987, '90 and '91 Wisconsin State Open. * Won 1990 Victoria Open & 1993 Canadian PGA on the Canadian Tour. * Member of the 1996 President Cup team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
4 - 1996 Kemper Open, Western Open, 2001 Accenture Match Play Championship, 2007 The Barclays

Career Summary

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.58 (ranked 38th); money - $334,409 (ranked 50th); best finish - T2nd, Northern Telecom Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.29 (ranked T24th); money - $438,931 (ranked 40th); best finish - 4th, Nestle Invitational.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.10 (ranked 12th); money - $1,383,739 (ranked 4th); Winner, Kemper Open and Motorola Western Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.89 (ranked 12th); money - $1,313,948 (ranked 13th); best finish - 2nd PGA Championship and Greater Milwaukee Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.48 (ranked T27th); money - $662,461 (ranked 64th); best finish - 5th, U.S. Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21 / rounds played - 61 / cuts made - 11; Top-10 finishes -1; best finish - T4th at the COMPAQ Classic of New Orleans; money - $418,780; (ranked 113th)

2000 Stats
scoring average - 71.54 / (127th); driving distance - 276.8 / (55th); driving accuracy - 57.1% / (191st); GIR - 61.9% / (176th); putting - 1.770 / (74th); birdie average - 3.11 per rd / (168th) / total birdies - 190; sand saves - 54.7% / (88th); scrambling - 55.1% / (172nd); all-around rank - 971 / (143rd)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20 / rounds played - 65 / cuts made - 15; Top-10 finishes -4; best finish - Winner at the Accenture Match Play Championship; money - $1,676,229; (ranked 30th)

2001 Stats
scoring average - 70.76 / (62nd); driving distance - 281.7 / (69th); driving accuracy - 54.1% / (194th); GIR - 62.8% / (174); putting - 1.733 / (11th); birdie average - 3.78 per rd / (50th) / total birdies - 246; sand saves - 56.0% / (41st); scrambling - 64.1% / (17th); all-around rank - 646 / (72nd).

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22 / rounds played - 63 / cuts made - 13; Top-10 finishes -1 / best finish - T6th at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic / earnings: $789,713; (ranked 88th)

2002 Stats
scoring average - 70.87 / (61st); driving distance - 285.1 / (49th); driving accuracy - 59.8% / (189th); GIR - 62.1% / (182nd); putting - 1.739 / (21st); birdie average - 3.89 per rd / (33rd) / total birdies - 245; sand saves - 46.7% / (143rd); all-around rank - 765 / (95th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 56; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $150,590; (ranked 189th); best finish - T-18th at the Phoenix Open

2003 Stats
scoring average - 71.84 / (157th); driving distance - 284.5 / (109th); driving accuracy - 48.0% / (190th); GIR - 59.9% / (186th); putting - 1.783 / (112th); birdie average - 3.30 per rd / (160th) / total birdies - 185; sand saves - 50.0% / (97th); all-around rank - 1183 / (187th).

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 78; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $440,906; (ranked 151st); best finish - T4th at the John Deere Classic

2004 Stats
scoring average - 71.63 / (149th); driving distance - 281.8 / (144th); driving accuracy - 52.7% / (193rd); GIR - 59.3% / (191st); putting - 1.745 / (13th); birdie average - 3.47 per rd / (114th) / total birdies - 271; sand saves - 48.8% / (105th); all-around rank - 1003 / (156th).

2005 Notes
Playing with Past Champion status, earned fourth-place finish at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson, one shot out of three-way playoff. Finish was best since T4 at the 2004 John Deere Classic.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 62; in money - 150; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $397,640; (ranked 162nd); best finish - 4th at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson

2005 Stats
scoring average - 71.13 / (102nd); driving distance - 285.1 / (129th); driving accuracy - 52.3% / (197th); GIR - 61.3% / (179th); putting - 1.713 / (2nd); birdie average - 3.85 per rd / (14th) / total birdies - 239; sand saves - 48.5% / (106th); all-around rank - 845 / (126th).

2006 Notes
Voted PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year. Made 15 of 17 cuts out of the Past Champion category, where he needed Sponsor Exemptions or Top-10 s to get into most fields. Earned a career-best $1,811,811 on the strength of seven Top-10

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; rounds played - 62; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $1,811,811; (ranked 34th); best finish - T-2 at the Booz Allen Classic

2006 Stats
scoring average - 69.37 / (5th); driving distance - 285.3 / (134th); driving accuracy - 66.9% / (49th); GIR - 68.0% / (24th); putting - 1.734 / (6th); birdie average - 3.92 per rd / (12th) / total birdies - 243; sand saves - 62.0% / (3rd); all-around rank - 335 / (4th).

2007 Notes
Had a career year in 2007 with a victory at The Barclays during the PGA Tour Playoffs, a second-place finish in the FedEx Cup standings, a spot on the United States Presidents Cup Team and his highest earnings in one season. For the second year in a row won the comeback player of the year honors.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 80; in money - 19; Top-10 Finishes - 9; money - $4,663,077; (ranked 4th); best finish - Winner at the Barclays Classic

2007 Stats
scoring average - 69.39 / (4th); driving distance - 283.7 / (146th); driving accuracy - 63.7% / (97th); GIR - 65.8% / (55th); putting - 1.743 / (6th); birdie average - 3.61 per rd / (32nd) / total birdies - 289; sand saves - 47.5% / (123rd); all-around rank - 580 / (38th)

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