Stricker gets ready for British Open

Edgerton golfer unable to win John Deer Classic for 4th year
Stricker gets ready for British Open

Almost as soon as the John Deere classic ended in the quad cities yesterday, Steve Stricker was on a plane to Lancashire in northwest England to play in the open championship.

Stricker’s first round tee-time is 3:42 a.m. central daylight time Thursday.

Stricker will try and get some sleep Thursday because he’s coming off a tough weekend in the Quad Cities where he came very close to winning a fourth straight John Deere classic. But putting woes down the stretch put him in a tie for fifth.

“It’s been a little bit of a tiring kind of week,” said Stricker. “You know, a lot of expectations, a lot of things going on here, but all good things, don’t get me wrong,but you know, it takes a lot out of you, too.”

Stricker will be trying to get his first victory in a major in England.