Steve Stricker suggested pairing Speith and Reed for fourball matches

It was Steve Stricker who suggested that Jordan Speith and Patrick Reed were the best pairing combo for competing in the Four-ball format. Their performance was very good and they hoped to be chosen again for the following Friday’s competition.

Steve Stricker from Wisconsin was chosen to assist Captain Tom Watson in the US team that competed in the Ryder Cup 2014. This championship takes place once every two years. This year it took place in Perthshire, Scotland. For the last 6 competitions the Europeans have won five times. The American teams, for the last 21 years have not been able to win even once in Europe.

Stricker, now 47 years old was hopeful of being able to play in the team but his injuries didn’t permit him to play. No one as young as Stricker had coached the US team ever before. It was hoped that he would be able to assist the US team perform to the best of their ability in this year’s competition.

Steve Stricker has won 12 PGA tournaments. Most of his success came in 2009. That year he won three tournaments and got the second place on the money list. In the official World Golf Ranking he once was in the second place, that was the highest rank he ever achieved.

Stricker’s wife Nicki is often seen as his caddy, his father in law and brother in law were both golfers who took part on the PGA tour.

In his early years, Stricker used to play golf in Lake Ripley Club located near Cambridge and in the Edgerton Towne Country Club in Edgerton. He graduated in the year of 1990 from the University of Illinois. He earned himself All American honors as a golf team member in the years of 1988 and 1989.