Tag Archives: Semi-retirement

Sep
11
2013
Hunting trip or chance to win $10 million?

Hunting trip or chance to win $10 million?

After finishing second at the Deutsche Bank Championship and earning an automatic spot on the Presidents Cup, Steve Stricker wasn’t sure if he was going to play in the Tour Championship, the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs (and the $10 million wheelbarrow for the winner).

Earlier in the season, Stricker, who announced his semi-retirement at the start of the year, sounded like he was leaning against playing in the post-season at all — he skipped the first of the four legs, The Barclays — but on the eve of this week’s BMW Championship, Stricker had put some thought into it and opted for golf instead of an elk hunting trip with his buddies in Colorado. 

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Jan
9
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Stricker

Stricker eyes semi-retirement…

That headline isn’t exactly breaking news. Everyone knows Steve Stricker is an incredible human being, but now with the recent announcement of his semi-retirement already in effect at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, I’m feeling sentimental. At least he’s easing into it, so we won’t have to worry about extreme withdrawals.

When I think of veterans that I look up to and respect the most, first two names that come to mind are Stricker and K.J. Choi.

Stricker is your genuinely nice and down-to-earth Midwesterner. As a person and a golfer, Stricker never ceases to amaze me. The more you’re around him, the more you like him. He’s one of those guys who remind me the world doesn’t totally suck, and there is, in fact, hope for human kind.

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Jan
4
2013
Stricks

Stricker announces plan to downsize schedule

While playing golf for millions around the world may seem like the most incredible job imaginable — and it is in many ways — there actually are downsides. Mostly, it’s a lifestyle, where you live out of a suitcase at a Marriott (and eat more fast food and room service than you’d like to admit) for 20-35 weeks a year.

Life on the road can be extremely lonely, not to mention the game, by nature, is a selfish sport.

For the past few years, Steve Stricker, who turns 46 in February, mulled over the idea of cutting back his schedule. But it’s not easy for golfers to walk away from the game. He is still a competitor, and resurrected his career in 2007, after a drought 5-6- year drought.

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