When Tiger Woods was on the top of his powers, in the course of the 2000 and 2001 seasons, not solely did he win 4 straight majors, however he additionally recorded a then-record 52 consecutive rounds below par.
That document now belongs to Steve Stricker.
Regardless of by no means successful a serious, Stricker can now declare that document that Woods held for thus lengthy.
On Friday, on the American Household Insurance coverage Championship in his dwelling state of Wisconsin, Stricker fired a 7-under par 65, which makes it 53 straight rounds below par in PGA Tour-sanctioned occasions.
“I actually hadn’t considered it till the final couple of weeks,” Stricker mentioned after his spherical. “Pay attention, I’d relatively have that streak on the common tour than on the Champions Tour, imagine me. However nonetheless, I really feel like it’s fairly an accomplishment to proceed to shoot rounds below par.”
This outstanding streak has led to a lot success for Stricker, who captained the American facet within the 2021 Ryder Cup.
In 13 Champions Tour occasions this season, Stricker has completed outdoors of the top-5 solely as soon as. He has gained thrice in 2023, together with two majors on the Champions Tour: the Areas Custom and the Senior PGA Championship.
“Daily, I simply attempt to go on the market and [shoot] below par, and you need to do it on the [Champions Tour],” Stricker added. “That’s my mentality. I want I had that mentality on the common tour the place these programs are more durable.”
“But it surely’s a cool factor to move Tiger Woods in one thing. That doesn’t occur typically. So I could textual content him and remind him that I simply handed him.