With a victory today at the John Deere Classic,
Steve Stricker would ... 1. Become the fifth player in history to
win a tournament four times in succession, joining Tom Morris, Jr.,
British Open (1868-70, 1872), Walter Hagen, PGA Championship
(1924-27), Gene Sarazen, Miami Open (1926, 1928-30) and Tiger
Woods, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard (2000-03)
and Farmers Insurance Open (2005-08). 2. Win for the 13th time on
the PGA TOUR. 3. Notch his 10th of 13 career wins since he turned
40. Vijay Singh owns the TOUR record with 22 wins in his 40s, while
Sam Snead is second with 17. 4. Projected to move inside the top 5
of the FedExCup standings. 5. Win multiple times in each of the
past four seasons. Stricker talked with SiriusXM Satellite radio
before his round. "I’ve got to do some catching up today,"
said Stricker, who was encouraged with the way he hit the ball at
the range last night. "Just go out there and try to play my game.
See if it’s good enough and see if I can put a little heat on
Troy (Matteson) throughout the course of the day. "We’ll see
what happens. It should be fun."