Monday, January 9, 2012

Steve Stricker wins the 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Thanks to shooting an impressive 23-under (68-63-69-69=269) over four days, Steve Stricker started off the 2012 PGA Tour season with a win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Stricker bested the 27-player winner's only field with his putter.

Stricker's domination of The Plantation Course allowed him to notch his 12th career PGA Tour win. Stricker has been on quite a hot streak over the last few years winning eight of his last 50 PGA Tour starts.

If Stricker was in his late 20's or early 30's then a streak like he has been on the last few years wouldn't be that shocking but Stricker is 44 years old. Just to hammer the point home, Stricker won an astounding nine times since turning 40 years old.

Not only did Stricker win $1.12 million today but he moved up to 5th in the world rankings. As I have said many times, Stricker is a like a fine wine...he gets better with age.

Previous Steve Stricker Posts:
- Cheeseheads Rule Day 1 of the 2011 PGA Championship
- Steve Stricker's Three-peat at the John Deere Classic
- Steve Stricker won the 2011 Memorial Tournament
- Steve Stricker Wins the 2010 John Deere Classic

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