Steve Stricker won Senior Pga Championship

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Steve Stricker won Senior Pga Championship
Steve Stricker won Senior Pga Championship

Steve Stricker won the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship with 270 (70 67 64 69, -18) strokes, one of the Majors for "over 50" played on the Fields Ranch East course (par 72), in Frisco, Texas (USA). The American finished the tournament tied with the Irishman Padraig Harrington (270 – 64 68 68 70) and then prevailed on the first playoff hole.

Emanuele Canonica took part in the race, who finished 52nd with 293 (74 72 75 72, +5).

Steve Stricker, results

Stricker, 56, from Edgerton, USA captain victorious in the 2021 Ryder Cup, 12 titles on the PGA Tour without a Major and 14 on the PGA Tour Champions, where he signed the sixth Major in the category, overtook Harrington, leader in the first three rounds, during the fourth, but the Irishman managed to force him into the playoffs with a birdie on the 18th green.

But then an errant drive on the first overtime hole cost him success. In third place with 272 (-16) Stewart Cink, the only one who tried to oppose the two rulers of the event, in fourth place with 277 (-11) the Korean Y.E.

Yang and in fifth with 279 (-9) the New Zealander Steven Alker, who was defending the title, the Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, record holder on the DP World Tour with 720, and the Northern Irishman Darren Clarke. Canonica made a 72 (par) in the final round with four birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey, recovering nine places.

After graduating from the University of Illinois, he became a professional golfer in 1990. His most successful year on the PGA Tour came in 1996, when Stricker picked up two titles, seven top 10 finishes, and finished fourth on the money list at the end of the season.

His most valuable win to date came in 2001 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, when he narrowly beat Sweden's Pierre Fulke in the final and pocketed $1 million in prize money. In the 2007 season, Stricker achieved his best placing so far in the PGA Tour money list with 2nd place.

In 2009 he had three wins and 3rd place in the final standings of the FedEx Cup, as well as his most financially successful season with prize money of over $6 million. He missed a major win in the 1998 PGA Championship by finishing runner-up by two shots against Vijay Singh.

At the US Open, Stricker has finished in the top 20 six times, including a 5th place finish in 1999. For the USA he won the Dunhill Cup together with Phil Mickelson and Mark O'Meara in 1996 and was part of the successful Presidents Cup team in the same year as well as in 2007, 2009 and 2013.

In 2008 he played for the first time in the Ryder Cup team of the USA, which was able to win the cup for the first time since 1999. Stricker achieved something new on July 10, 2011, when he won the John Deere Classic, a PGA Tour tournament, in Silvis, Illinois, USA for the third time in a row since 2009.

Stricker is married to his wife, Nicki, with one child and resides in Madison, Wisconsin. Nicki was Steve's caddy until her daughter was born.

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