Thursday, August 21

Steve Stricker on Putter Monogamy

Let the playoffs begin. (Birdie93/Flickr)

I’VE READ THAT ARNOLD PALMER changed putters (and other clubs) more often than greenskeepers changed pin placements. Well, almost.

As the defending champion of The Barclays, Steve Stricker was quizzed Wednesday on a number of subjects in the media center, including the putter.

So is Stricker a one-putter guy?

“I am,” Stricks told the scribblers. “I’ve had the same type of putter my entire career.”

And what is the name of his lifelong putter sweetheart?

“It’s all been pretty much an Odyssey,” he said. “But I had a black face and now I have a white face, but it’s the same design.”

And how long has this relationship lasted?

“I’ve putted with the same one for probably the last four or five years,” Steve said. “I may change the grip on there every once in awhile, but that’s about as bizarre as I get.”

Whoa. Don’t get too wild, Stricks.

The first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, The Barclays gets underway Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey.

−The Armchair Golfer


(Originally published at my other blog, MVN’s Down the Middle.)

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5 comments :

Bloggerbeck said...

I absolutely love Steve Stricker and can't wait till he gets the call the Ryder Cup. I'm positive he can bring that extra something to the team that will help lock up this year's victory for the US

The Armchair Golfer said...

Is there a nicer guy on tour than Stricks?

Anonymous said...

Tom Lehman blew it in 2006 when he bypassed Stricker, who was arguably playing better then than he is now. His driving has lacked consistency, but he is always good with his irons, short game, and putter. A Ryder Cup captain's pick is not and should not be a lifetime achievement award. Azinger will pick the best 4 guys, and Stricker has to be one of them finally!

Kevin Falk said...

I've been following Strick's career for about the last 15 years, and have been given a lot of vicarious thrills over that time (sometimes just by his making a cut in the leaner years).
I had the privilege of bowling with he and his wife and in laws one night and was impressed with his laid back approachability. I know he takes his golf game very seriously, and I hope that his chest and ribs heal up 100%, and that he can continue to leave his mark on greatness.

Kevin Falk said...

I've been following Strick's career for about the last 15 years, and have been given a lot of vicarious thrills over that time (sometimes just by his making a cut in the leaner years).
I had the privilege of bowling with he and his wife and in laws one night and was impressed with his laid back approachability. I know he takes his golf game very seriously, and I hope that his chest and ribs heal up 100%, and that he can continue to leave his mark on greatness.