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Steve Stricker makes record debut and wins US Senior Open

Steve Stricker made his U.S. Senior Open debut one for the record book by closing with a 1-under 69 to set the 72-hole record and win by six shots. Stricker birdied the opening hole on the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame and was never seriously challenged. It was his second PGA Tour Champions major of the year

Steve Stricker, David Toms shoot 62, share U.S. Senior Open lead

Steve Stricker made his U.S. Senior Open debut Thursday with an eagle on the 17th hole for an 8-under 62 to share the lead with defending champion David Toms on a soft Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Indiana. Toms set a U.S. Senior Open record with 10 birdies, finishing with four in a row for a 29 on the back nine.

PGA notebook: Fresh off a senior major, Steve Stricker returns to Bethpage

The modest Midwestern lifestyle of Steve Stricker has given way to moments of celebrity over the last month, watching the Masters with Virginia basketball coach Tony Bennett and getting a police escort to the airport after winning a senior major on Monday. He and Phil Mickelson are the only two players at the PGA Championship who have played all four rounds of all four tournaments at Bethpage Black.

Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker to be vice captains at Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods can count on being at the Ryder Cup, at least as a vice captain. U.S. captain Jim Furyk appointed Woods and Steve Stricker as vice captains. Woods still has hopes of being an assistant and a player at the matches, which will be played the last week of September outside Paris. Woods was a vice captain at Hazeltine in 2016, when the Americans beat Europe for the first time in eight years.

PGA Notebook: Overton tweets his bitterness about missing PGA

Jeff Overton ended up being first alternate at the PGA Championship. It was the first time since 2008 that he did not play in the final major of the year, and based on a series of tweets early Saturday morning, he wasn’t happy about it.

Stricker opens year with win in Hawaii

Golf: Steve Stricker kicked off the new PGA Tour season Monday with a victory in the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, though he didn’t make it easy on himself. His five-shot lead was reduced to one shot after only six holes before Stricker pulled himself together with back-to-back birdies and closed with a 4-under 69 to win by three.

U.S. golfers look to stop major championship winless streak

BETHESDA, Md. – What began as an anomaly has turned into a troubling trend for American golf. Graeme McDowell became the first European in 40 years to win the U.S. Open last summer at Pebble Beach. Perhaps more telling was that this was the first time in more than 100 years that no Americans finished among the top three in their national championship.

Stricker captures Memorial

Steve Stricker finally found the winning formula at the Memorial on Sunday in Dublin, Ohio. Stricker, who had never finished in the top 10 in his 11 previous trips to Muirfield Village, built a big lead on the front nine, then relied on his silky putting stroke for two clutch pars to hang on for a one-shot victory over Matt Kuchar and Brandt Jobe.