State Golf Roundup: Stricker remains number five in the worldSteve Stricker of Madison is still at Number-five in the new World Golf Rankings, even though he hasn't played in almost a month while getting rehab for his neck-and-arm pain.
Steve Stricker of Madison is still at No. 5 in the new World Golf Rankings, even though he hasn't played in almost a month while getting rehab for his neck-and-arm pain.
Stricker remains the top American golfer in the World Rankings. None of Wisconsin's PGA regulars took part in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this past weekend. Pewaukee native Mark Wilson is still 41st in the world, but Jerry Kelly dropped five spots to 141st. In the Fed-Ex Cup season point totals, Wilson remains third. Stricker dropped one place to sixth. And Kelly plunged from a tie for 105th to 130th place. Kyle Stanley still leads the Fed-Ex season point totals. Luke Donald remains atop the World Rankings.
Wisconsin native Tony Romo and his partner Tiger Woods tied for 17th in the Pro-Am competition at Pebble Beach. They shot a four-under-par 68 in their final round yesterday. And they ended up 12 strokes off the pace at 23-under-par 263. Woods had high praise for his partner Romo, the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback from Burlington who has competed in a number of Wisconsin golf tournaments in recent years. Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his PGA partner D.J. Trahan missed the cut after three rounds. They shot a 202, and were tied for 72nd among 154 pairings. Padraig Harrington and business mogul J.P. McManus tied for the Pro-Am title with Brian Harman and Gregg Ontiveros. Phil Mickelson won the Pebble Beach title among the pros. None of Wisconsin's P-G-A regulars competed in the event.
Rhinelander native Dan Forsman tied for 40th at the Allianz Championship on the PGA Champions Tour. Forsman shot one-under-par 71 yesterday at the Broken Sound Old Course in Boca Raton, Florida. And he finished 11 strokes off the pace at even-par 216 for 54 holes. Corey Pavin won the tournament in a one-hole sudden death playoff against Peter Senior.