PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- He's the No. 4 player in the world -- and appeared on the cover of a recent issue of Golf World -- but Steve Stricker can still enjoy a quiet dining experience just about anywhere.
Stricker, one of the favorites this week at the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach GL, was spotted having breakfast at Denny's Monday morning, but other than one reporter and a couple of volunteers working at this week's Open, he went unrecognized, and ate his omelette -- and not the famed Grand Slam breakfast (which would have made sense during a grand slam week in golf) -- in peace.
"Yeah, obviously it's nice to be arranged up there as high as I am [in the world rankings] and it's been a great run over the last four or five years, and I live pretty much in anonymity; not a lot of people recognize me," Stricker said. "I've got the best of both worlds, really. I hate to be in some of these other guys' shoes where they can't even go out, but, yeah, it's nice. It really is."
-- Dave Shedloski