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Wisconsin native Steve Stricker enjoying a resurgence at age 50

Stricker turned 50 years old in February
Wisconsin native Steve Stricker enjoying a resurgence at age 50
Posted at 9:05 PM, Jul 24, 2017

Professional golfer and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker hit five decades earlier this year, but he is still surging through his best season in several years.

Stricker already has two top-10 finishes in his pocket in 2017, as well as top-20 results at both the Masters and the U.S. Open. He has only missed one cut in 11 PGA Tour events this year, and has a chance to play in all four major championships for the first time since 2012.

He is now ranked 74th in the world; he ended the 2016 season at number 94. Even though he is twice as old as some of the golfers on tour, Stricker's putter remains world class. He is currently 20th in strokes gained putting this season

Stricker is also lighting up the Champions Tour (for golfers over 50 years old). In five appearances, Stricker has four top-eight finishes, highlighted by a second place result at the Tucson Conquistadores Classic in March.

Between the two tours, Stricker has racked up nearly $1.5 million in earnings this year, already more money than he made in each of his previous three seasons. To top it all off, Stricker will captain the American squad through this year's President's Cup in September.

For his career, Stricker owns 12 victories on the PGA Tour and has earned over $43 million.