Although he is considered as one of the most consistent golfers currently playing on the PGA Tour, alongside the likes of world number one Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, Steve Stricker did not have the best of times at The Open Championship, which recently concluded at Royal Lytham & St. Annes at Turnberry in the United Kingdom.
Although the talk of the town at the culmination of the event was the meltdown suffered by Adam Scott, Stricker hardly did any better and his only saving grace was that he was never near the top of the leader board, always hovering in its vicinity throughout the duration of the tournament. Stricker could, however, easily take some tips from Adam Scott on how not to suffer a break down after he threw away a four shot lead the top by bogeying his final four holes to hand the title over to the South African Ernie Els, who won by a single stroke.
Steve Stricker finished the event with a T-23, a poor result considering the fact that the world knows how resilient he is in being able to churn out results. However, the final two holes of the tournament knocked the wind out of the 45 year old native from Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America.
He double bogeyed on the par-four 17th and if that wasn’t enough, he bogeyed again on the par-four 18th. If he had managed to out away these holes, Stricker could easily have finished with a T-7; a respectable result considering the crème de la crème of golf struggled on the green.
But that was not meant to be and a disappointed Steve Stricker Turnberry walked out of the course in need of some serious introspection regarding his future approach to a Major championship with the USPGA next up.