Stricker's Incredible Run Continues at PGA Frisco
Steve Stricker's reign of consistency continued through the first two rounds of the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, posting a five-under 67 Friday to sit at seven-under par, a shot off the lead. Even thriving through an untested venue at PGA Frisco, Stricker's strung together 47 consecutive rounds of par or better on the PGA Tour Champions, including winning the Regions Tradition major two weeks ago in Birmingham, Alabama.
"You feel like your homework is never done," Stricker said in his pre-championship press conference Wednesday, "You feel like you need to kind of get out there and experience all the things that you need to experience when you're in these practice rounds."
The 56-year-old's second-round surge came off the back on a hole-out eagle on the par-5 14th, one of six birdies or better Stricker posted Friday. The 2021 Ryder Cup captain, despite continually doing his homework, has 11 birdies or better heading into the weekend. It gives him an opportunity for his fourth PGA Tour Champions major and third win of 2023, and a chance to create a lifelong memory with his daughter Izzi looping for him this week.