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Steve Stricker spent so much of his day Sunday pulling for Brooks Koepka to start making Stricker's role as U.S. Ryder Cup captain easier that the Madison golfer didn't realize that, in the process, Koepka was making Stricker's quest to become the oldest tournament winner in PGA Tour history… Read more >

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The U.S. Ryder Cup captain liked what he saw of the leaderboard Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open a lot more than the golfer battling to become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history did. Either way, and even five strokes off the lead entering the final round, Steve Stricker is looking forward to a super Sunday at TPC Scottsdale. Read more >

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Steve Stricker made sure Padraig Harrington knew what he was in for Thursday as they left the first tee at TPC Scottsdale with playing partner Jerry Kelly, who — like Stricker — calls Wisconsin home. "Walking off the first tee ... I said 'Paddy, we got two Badgers against you today,'" Stricker, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain, said of his European counterpart. "He was like 'Well, I need to get used to that, I guess.'" Read more >

As he prepared to leave the unthinkable that was 2020 and cross into the unknown that will be 2021, Nate Pokrass wished his crystal ball was a little bit more decisive about what life will look like come June when the American Family Insurance Championship hopes to return to the PGA Tour Champions schedule at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison after a one-year hiatus. Read more >

Like almost everything Dustin Johnson does, he made it look easy. But this was no walk in the park. “It was a battle all day, just an internal battle with myself,” he said. “I knew I had to play well if I wanted to win and it never got easier. I thought it would, but it never did, not from the first tee until the last putt. I felt like I was battling all day, in a good way.” Read more >

When the second round was suspended by darkness Friday, 23 of the 43 golfers who had completed their rounds had broken par. Of the 48 still on the course, more than two dozen had a realistic chance to do so. The projected cut of even-par 144 would be the lowest ever. What on Alister MacKenzie’s green earth is going on here? Read more >

There were a million reasons nobody saw this coming. Tiger Woods has been a no-show on leaderboards in 2020. He’s been a non-factor in the handful of tournaments he’s entered. He’s seven weeks away from his 45th birthday and has lost about 5 mph of clubhead speed over the last 18 months, a b… Read more >

Alex Gaugert, 28, of Lake Geneva, has caddied for former University of Minnesota teammate Erik van Rooyen of South Africa on the PGA Tour since March 2019 and is on the bag this week at Augusta National, where van Rooyen is making his first start in the Masters Tournament. Gaugert is writing a daily diary for Wisconsin.Golf. Read more >

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Steve Stricker's day began Friday the same way it did Thursday, hastening the beginning of the end of his stay in this 120th U.S. Open. The Madison golfer double-bogeyed his opening hole for the second day in a row and, although Winged Foot Golf Club looked and played more like its onerous self, Stricker's 7-over-par 77 was not nearly good enough for him to secure a weekend tee time. Read more >

When most golfers summon their inner Bill Murray on the golf course, they go right for Bushwood Country Club maintenance specialist Carl Spackler and his Cinderella story — after all, who hasn't "got all of dat one" with a 2-iron from 455 yards? — from the big-screen golf classic "Caddyshack." Read more >

The U.S. Ryder Cup team captain also saw a glimpse of what could be in store for Team Europe at the 43rd Ryder Cup, whether the matches are played at Whistling Straits in September as scheduled or are postponed, as is expected, until 2021. Regarding the Ryder Cup: "An announcement is coming soon and that’s pretty much all I can say." Read more >