Steve Stricker withdraws from Senior PGA due to COVID-19

After losing 25 pounds last fall due to a mystery ailment, undergoing two separate hospital stints in the process, Stricker returned to PGA TOUR Champions action last month. It appeared as if the rust had been minimal. He was 3-for-3 in top-10 finishes, including a victory at the Regions Tradition two weeks ago, his fourth senior major title.

Stricker, who finished six strokes clear of Padraig Harrington at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Alabama, also holds the 2019 Regions Tradition, 2019 US Senior Open and 2021 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship titles on his senior major resume. Stricker, 55, has won eight career PGA TOUR Champions titles, in addition to 12 PGA TOUR victories.

This week’s Senior PGA Championship is being contested at Harbor Shores GC in Benton Harbor, Michigan for the fifth time (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018). Stricker has made two prior Senior PGA starts, but never at Harbor Shores; he finished T41 in 2019 (Oak Hill CC) and T11 in 2021 (Southern Hills CC).

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