Stricker-ly speaking

Steve Stricker knows a thing or two about comebacks.
The only back-to-back winner of the Comeback Player of the Year award in PGA Tour history, Stricker folded during the final round of the Bob Hope Classic last month, shooting a 5-over 77 to turn a three-shot lead entering the final round into a five-shot defeat to Pat Perez.
After missing the cut the following week at the FBR Open, Stricker returned home to Wisconsin to stew.
“That one stuck with me. The next week in Phoenix, I shouldn’t have even played. I should have just gone home. Mentally, I wasn’t in it, down in the dumps,” he said. “It just felt like I threw a tournament away with a real good opportunity to win.”
Stricker returned to the tour this week and has fired rounds of 68 and 66 to move into a tie for second at 8-under 134.
“You know, it’s hard, but I’ve had to pick myself up a number of times out here on tour, so I’m used to it,” he said. “You just need to move on, and just try to keep doing what you know how to do, and for me, that’s just keep working at it and keep trying to get better and try to get myself in that position (to win) again.”

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