After a long year, and more importantly just a month away from the beginning of another season, golfer Steve Stricker has posed a question which appeared out of place for a player who has more than US$ 25 million in PGA Tour earnings in the last 6 years. Recently he asked ‘what if’ he goes to Kapalua to defend his title and does not play again for the rest of the season.
Next month, Steve Stricker will turn forty six and it seems that he intends to move into semi retirement. When Steve leaves Kapalua course, he will not come back again till the Match Play Championship at the end of February.
Steve will take part in majors as well as World Golf Championships that takes place in the United States, and will probably take part in some events to get himself ready for the major events and John Deere Classic that has become his hometown event after the Greater Milwaukee Open left.
Its such a shame because Stricker had become one of the most liked players on the tour, with his consistency helping him to inspire fans. before his announcement the Unibet Betting site had him as one of the favourites to finish in the top 3 at the US Masters, but the online betting firm has since moved his odds lower, because tehy think he will struggle to keep up his good form without regular PGA action.
Steve said that he has proved to himself that he could come back. He had a good run the last 6 years. When he gets home, he is not there, he is already focused on where he will have to go next. When he does something, he is totally in it. He has had enough of being totally focused on golf and his life, and he wanted to have it more about his personal life thesedays.