Only thing better for Stricker than major in Wisconsin would be a win at Whistling StraitsBy Nancy Armour, AP
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wisconsin native Stricker the main man this week
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — No pressure or anything, Steve Stricker. There’s only an entire state hanging on your every shot at the PGA Championship.
Wisconsin’s favorite golfer is generating the kind of frenzy normally reserved for Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at Whistling Straits this week. Fans line every hole he plays, asking for his autograph and wishing him well. His mere appearance on the green prompts hearty applause. The governor gave him a shoutout. Some kids are even running around the course in bright green “Stricker’s Soldiers” T-shirts.
“Do I feel extra expectations? Yeah, I do,” Stricker said Wednesday. “Like I do every other week, I want to play well. But I REALLY want to play well here, you know what I mean?”