Steve Stricker pulls out of Senior PGA Championship after positive COVID-19 test

MADISON, Wis. — Fans hoping to see Steve Stricker at the Senior PGA Championship this weekend will be disappointed.

The Edgerton-born pro golfer was forced to withdraw from the tournament after a positive COVID-19 test. Stricker announced his withdrawal on Twitter.

A runner-up in the 1998 PGA Championship, Stricker has experienced a run of success since transitioning to the senior circuit in 2017. He won the Tradition this year and in 2019 and has also won the Senior Players Championship and Senior U.S. Open.

He also captained Team USA in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, which the Americans won 19-9.

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Stricker’s family will still be represented at Benton Harbor, Mich. His brother-in-law Mario Tiziani is also part of the field.