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How the Ryder Cup lured Steve Stricker into playing FedEx Cup events

September 07, 2016

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“The Ryder Cup loss at Medinah is what accelerated Steve Stricker’s plan to reduce his schedule after 2012. And it was the Ryder Cup that caused him to fill up his schedule again,” Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press writes here.

“Stricker was not planning to play in any of the FedEx Cup playoff events…So what was he doing at the first two playoff events, The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship?

“‘There’s only one reason I’m here,’ he said over the weekend at the TPC Boston, ‘and that’s to try to make that Ryder Cup team.’”

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