Steve Stricker beats Robert Karlsson in playoff for 2nd straight PGA Tour Champions win

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Steve Stricker gained his second straight PGA Tour Champions occasion on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 64 and beating Robert Karlsson with a birdie on the primary playoff gap within the Sanford Worldwide.

Stricker had a one-shot lead when he seemed behind and noticed Karlsson with a superb birdie probability on the seventeenth gap. The Swede transformed, and each completed with pars to pressure a playoff at 14-under 196.

Stricker made quick work of it, making birdie for his third victory of the season. Stricker gained The Ally Problem two weeks in the past and did not play final week.

You have simply acquired to remain aggressive at instances out right here and I used to be doing that. I did a great job of that at this time and hit loads of good putts, Stricker stated. That one on the playoff, it was a particular putt, that was actually cool to do.

Stricker took the six-hour drive from Wisconsin on Sioux Falls for what he termed a household journey, and it certain felt that means. His spouse was his caddie once more, whereas oldest daughter Bobbi Maria caddied for Mario Tiziani, the brother of Strickers spouse. Tiziana tied for thirty eighth.

Strickers daughter is preparing for the second stage of LPGA Tour qualifying.

Karlsson, who opened with a 62, had an opportunity to win on the 18th in regulation. Stricker then ended it shortly within the playoff.

Stricker is the fifth participant with not less than three victories this yr on the PGA Tour Champions, becoming a member of Steven Alker, Padraig Harrington, Jerry Kelly and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Stricker moved to No. 3 within the Charles Schwab Cup standings with three tournaments left earlier than the postseason begins.

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