Steve Stricker continues his improbable renaissance by pulling into a one shot lead after three rounds of the
Western Open BMW Championship.
Sticker is— without a doubt—the best story in golf over the last couple of years. Without a tour card in 2005, he came charging back two years ago on sponsors exemptions to win $2 million. This year, with card in hand, Stricker has been remarkable. He’s held the Sunday lead—or a share of it—at the US Open, The Open Championship, The AT&T National, and the Wachovia. He also has a victory at the Barclays, the FedEx Cup opening round.
Now, after having already won one of four FedEx Cup events, Stricker is poised to win a second. If he wins the Western, either Tiger or Phil apparently would have to win the final event outright to catch him.
I’d love to see Stricker
collect the $10 million check fill out the paperwork for the delayed annuity (doesnt’ quite have the same victorious ring, does it?).
So—like millions of other golf fans—while I’m watching the first weekend of NFL games on the television (and worrying about my fantasy team), I’ll be thinking about Stricker on the course at Cog Hill.