At the Deutsche Bank Championship, he was tied with Retief Goosen and Sean O’Hair in the final round. And then, he made his one shot win in the final hole which was 2 feet from the cup, over Jason Dufner and Scott Verplank.
The 42-year-old from Wisconsin celebrated his victory in tears, having won his third tournament this year. The first was at the Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial on March 2009, and then at the John Deere Classic on July 2009. He currently holds the World No. 2 rank in golf, after No. 1 Tiger Woods, who unfortunately, ended with five shot behind on the 16th hold, making him tie for the 11th place.
“Certainly, from where I was at, I couldn’t win the tournament, even if I shot 60 or something like that,” Woods said.
The winning birdie putt won him $1.35 million, putting him on the third place in the money list with a little over $6 million.
“It’s been a blast, and I want to keep riding it out,” Stricker said.