After Zach Johnson and Fred Coples, Davis Love III – captain of the US Presidents Cup in September 2022 – completed his squad by appointing Webb Simpson and Steve Stryker as his other assistants in the International Team Challenge (European Excluded Players) which will take place at Quail Hollow Club Club in Charlotte.
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Stryker, who led the US to the 2017 Presidents Cup, was also the US captain in the 2021 Ryder Cup in Wisconsin. While Simpson, who played the Presidents Cup in 2011, 2013 and 2019, will have the advantage of knowing every secret of the Quail Hollow Club of which he is a member.
It’s strange what happened to Simpson in recent days. Tiger Woods, having learned of his appointment, decides to call him to congratulate him. “I replied warning him that I would have to call him later because I was ordering hamburgers for my kids who had already angered the owner of this fast food restaurant because they kept opening and closing the door.
At a certain moment the phone rang and I read Tiger’s name. I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Simpson finds. Stephen Straker (born February 23, 1967) is an American professional golfer. Straker began playing golf at Lake Ripley’s Country Club in Cambridge and Edgerton Town Country Club, in his hometown of Edgerton.
In 1990 he graduated from the University of Illinois and became a professional golfer. Steve Stricker became a professional in 1990 and began his career on the Canadian PGA Tour, winning two championships. In 1996 he moved to the US PGA Tour.
That year went well for Straker, winning two championships and finishing in the top ten seven times. Then he had to wait until 2001 to win another tournament, the WGC – Matchplay. But in the meantime, Stricker did well, finishing second in the 1998 PGA Championship.
He won the Wisconsin State Open two more times, in 1998 and 2000. After that, it took some time for Stryker to get back to performing well, and he even lost his tour card in 2004. His comeback came in 2006 and was a success.
He finished in the top ten seven times. She was named a comeback of the year by the PGA. The following year, Stricker was able to add another championship to his honor roll for the first time since 2001. The most successful year for Stricker to date was 2009. That year he won three championships. In 2010 he was fourth in the official world golf rankings.