U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker in discussion during a practice round Tuesday Photo: Darren Carroll, PGA of America
HAVEN, WISCONSIN | It has already been a good week for Steve Stricker.
While going about his duties as captain of the United States Ryder Cup team on Tuesday at wind-blown Whistling Straits, Stricker kept part of his attention on his phone where his oldest daughter, Bobbi, updated him with details of her sister, Izzi, who won the individual title in her high school conference tournament about 100 miles away.
“Very cool,” said Stricker, whose daughter Bobbi won the Wisconsin Women’s Amateur this summer.
The same could be said for Stricker having the role he does this week. The patriarch of the first family of Wisconsin golf, Stricker has been tasked with putting the American team in position to retake the Ryder Cup from the Europeans.
Stricker didn’t get the coveted role because he’s an ambassador for Wisconsin golf or because his gentle temperament is as renowned as his heavenly putting stroke. He be...
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