Steve Stricker was born on 23 February 1967, in Edgerton, Wisconsin. He is a professional golfer representing America in the world golf scenario. He has his membership of the PGA tour and has won 12 tournaments on the same tour, which includes the 2001 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the two FedEx Cups.
Till date, his 2009 season has proven to be the most successful in which he had 3 tournament victories and a second rank on the order of merit list. He was ranked No.2 by the Official World Golf Ranking. He has been persistent in the world’s top 10 for over 57 consecutive weeks in 2007 and 2008 and an additional 157 weeks from 2009 to 2012.
Steve Stricker has been playing golf since a very young age. He played golf at the Edgerton Towne Country Club in Edgerton and Lake Ripley Country Club in Cambridge. He attended the University of Illinois and graduated in 1990. In 1988 and 1989 he earned all-American honors as a member of the college golf team.
Steve Stricker started playing professional golf in 1990. He career got a head start on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour; where he went on to win two tournaments. In 1994, he joined the PGA Tour. In 1996 he got a major break when he credited two victories, namely, the Kemper Open and The Motorola Western Open. he finished fourth on the 1996 PGA Tour Money list.
In the 1998 PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Richmond, Washington he paved his way till the final round. But he was defeated by Vijay Singh, a tour veteran, who claimed a two stroke victory. He won his third PGA title in 2001, at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. In 2007 he saw victory again at the Barclay’s Championship and that took him to the highest ranking on his career, 4th in the Official World Golf Rankings.