Steve Stricker

Steve Stricker Odds - USA Ryder Cup Team 2012

Steve StrickerSteve Stricker was handed a wild card by Davis Love and the stalwart will be one of the major players for the USA Ryder Cup team who will be trying to win the coveted title back off their European adversaries.

  A consummate professional, Stricker's game has flourished in recent years and he certainly has earned the chance to make his third Ryder Cup appearance and will be a tough nut to crack for the European team.

Steve Stricker is a veteran professional who’s resurgence over the last two years has seen him shoot from golfing obscurity to becoming one of the top ten golfers in the world. He turned professional in 1990 and has 4 victories on the US PGA Tour. His most successful season came in 1996 when he won both the Kemper Open and the Motorola Western Open, That year he had seven top ten finishes and eventually finished 4th on the USPGA Order of Merit.

Steve’s third win came in 2001 when he won the prestigious WGC Match Play Championship where he won the million dollar first prize. His most recent victory came in 2007 when he won the Barclays Tournament. It was his first win on American soil for 11 years. His best Major performance came in 1998 when he finished runner up to Vijay Singh in the US PGA. He has however had several other top finishes in Majors, including six top 20 finishes in the US Open. A Tournament where he has finished in 5th place twice.

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Due in the main to seven top ten finishes in 2006, Steve was voted as PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year. His resurgence has continued, he qualified for the Presidents Cup, won the Barclays and finished runner-up in the Fed-Ex Play offs to Tiger Woods. His form around that period ensured that he made the Ryder Cup team for the very first time in Valhalla where he helped the team to a fantastic victory.

He has continued his good form in 2010 with two good wins, he won the Northern Trust Open in February and the John Deere Classic in July, those wins cemented his place in the Ryder Cup team and he will be hoping to be one of the lynch-pins of the team by using his experience. He has never managed to win a Major but he has gone close on a number of occasions making him one of the players ranked in the top ten in the world.