Steve Stricker almost disappeared into the woods of Wisconsin. His resume went from "promising young player" to "washed up 30-something" in a matter of months. But with the help of a space heater, his father-in-law, and a trailer on a driving range, Stricker found his game again.
By all accounts, Stricker is a nice guy, a "regular joe." Tiger calls him "classy." His rollercoaster PGA Tour career has been a riches-to-rags-to-riches story.
Stricker showed early promise on Tour. He won twice in 1996, his seventh year as a pro, and he seemed destined to be among the premier players. He won again in 2001, but then gradually, his swing left him and his scores rose.
He missed getting his card at the 2005 Q-School, but he's has come a very long way since. This year, Stricker finished second in the FedExCup, made the Presidents Cup team, and scored his first win since 2001. He's on a two-year streak of solid play that shows no sign of slowing. 2008 could be another very good year for Steve Stricker.
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