Smart pick. If nobody else picks Stricker, @Club Rat wins no matter the score (if Stricker wins).
He's trying to "pay it forward" because that's what happened to him with his third pick. He and @boogielicious each chose Hideki Matsuyama at E and -1, I think, and then just to be funny, some jerk came along and picked Hideki with his second pick at 32 under par. (That pick has also since been nullified, but it sure was funny at the time. Right guys??)