State Sports Roundup: Stricker struggles in final two holes at British OpenWisconsin Sports
-- In golf, Steve Stricker of Madison finished in a tie for 23rd at the British Open.
In golf, Steve Stricker of Madison finished in a tie for 23rd at the British Open. Stricker fired a one-over-par 71 in his final round yesterday at Royal Lytham-and-Saint Anne's. And he finished at two-over-282 -- nine strokes behind Ernie Els, who won the year's third major after Adam Scott bogeyed his final four holes to lose by one. The 45-year-old Stricker spent much of the weekend in the hunt -- and he could have tied for seventh had he had not struggled in his final two holes. Stricker double-bogeyed the par-four 17th, and he bogeyed the par-four 18th. Pewaukee native Mark Wilson was one stroke away from missing the weekend cut.
The Milwaukee Bucks closed out their N-B-A Summer League schedule at 4-1, after crushing the Chicago Bulls yesterday 113-68 in Las Vegas. Second-year pro Tobias Harris led the Bucks with 18 points – and he averaged almost 21 points in his five Summer League contests. Both of Milwaukee’s draft picks from June scored 16 points each – first-round forward John Henson and second-round guard Doron Lamb. The Bucks led 54-37 at the break, and they outscored Chicago 59-31 in the second half. Milwaukee out-rebounded the Bulls 41-34.
Racine County native Tony Romo placed fifth at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe. Romo, the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback from Burlington, scored 54 points over three rounds of the NBC made-for-T-V event. Former National Hockey League center Dan Quinn won the tournament with 66 – six points more than second-place Mark Rypien. Former Green Bay receiver Sterling Sharpe tied for 11th. Ex-Packers’ kicker Ryan Longwell tied for 15th. Current Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers tied for 35th. Olympic speed-skating legend Dan Jansen from Milwaukee tied for 51st. Green Bay linebacker A-J Hawk tied for 64th. And former Brewers’ infielder Gary Sheffield was 78th. The 54-hole event featured over 80 celebrities from sports and entertainment.