Stricker to strike in British Open

by on July 17, 2007 updated April 19, 2014

While you’re watching the British Open this week, try not to feel overly sorry for the pros, as they try survive the ultra-tough Carnoustie, also knows as Carnasty. Don’t grimace when Tiger Woods hits his drive in places that resemble cornfields more than golf course rough. Don’t shed a tear when Phil Mickelson chokes on his driver, after missing the anorexic fairways. Instead, just laugh, and remember the last time you suffered through a horrendous round.
If you’re looking for a darkhorse pick at the Open Championship, look no further than Steve Stricker. Always a contender at the major championships, Stricker has been playing some of his best golf and has the fundamentally sound game that Carnoustie requires.
Heading into the British Open, Tiger sits on top of the FedEx Cup standings, leading Vijay Singh by wide margin. Mickelson, K.J. Choi and Masters champion Zach Johnson round out the top 5. Sticker is 11th.
After watching the carnage at Carnoustie, it will be time to turn your attention toward PGA Championship tickets. Golf’s final major heads to Tulsa’s historic Southern Hills Country Club and promises to test the game’s best, as they endure rugged and brutally hot contidtions.

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