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April 2019

Top Story: Spears on Golf: Captain Stricker: The Illini Alum Prepares to Guide the U.S. Ryder Ship

Author: Rory Spears

Steve Stricker is from Wisconsin, he currently resides in Wisconsin, and he calls himself a University of Wisconsin Badgers fan. 

But when it came to college, he attended to the University of Illinois, so all of us south of the Illinois-Wisconsin border can claim a piece of him. Stricker won a tournament on the PGA Tour in Illinois, none in Wisconsin. It was a Western Open at Cog Hill. Yes, who can ever forget?

Now Stricker needs a win in Wisconsin, and he is overdue to get one. Sure, I’d like to see him win his Am-Fam event on the PGA Champions Tour at University Ridge Golf Club in Verona (by Madison), but the victory he needs to get comes in an event he won’t even be playing in: the Ryder C....