LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (May 14, 2018) – Steve Stricker, who owns 12 PGA Tour victories and has been a member of three USA Ryder Cup Teams, has filed an entry as a fully exempt player for the 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship. He will compete in his first Senior Open on The Broadmoor Golf Club’s East Course, in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 28-July 1, 2018.
Stricker, who turned 51 on Feb. 23, posted a pair of PGA Tour Champions victories in the month of March. He defeated Scott Dunlap, Jerry Kelly and Gene Sauers by two strokes to capture the Cologuard Classic, held at Omni Tucson National Resort, in Tucson, Ariz. He followed three weeks later with a three-stroke victory over Billy Andrade at the Rapsican Systems Classic, hosted by Fallen Oak Golf Club, in Saucier, Miss.
“I am excited to play in my first U.S. Senior Open and I know The Broadmoor will be exceptional as a host,” said Stricker, who has also played in six PGA Tour events this season, including a tie for 23rd at The Players Championship. “I have competed in a number of U.S. Opens, so I know that both the course and field at the Senior Open will test me in similar ways. I have been playing well so far this year and feel prepared for the challenge.”
Stricker has competed in 20 U.S. Opens, including last year when he tied for 16th at Erin Hills, in his home state of Wisconsin, after earning medalist honors at the Memphis, Tenn., sectional qualifier. He has recorded 12 top-25 finishes, which also include a tie for fifth in 1998 at The Olympic Club (Lake Course), in San Francisco, and a fifth-place showing in 1999 at Pinehurst No. 2. He has also competed in five Presidents Cups, with four wins as a player and one as team captain in 2017.