Stricker goes birdie-less

Friday, August 14, 2009

CHASKA, Minn. — You could have gotten long, long odds that one guy would play 36 holes at the PGA Championship without a birdie and his name would be Steve Stricker.

But that’s what happened and no one was more stunned than Stricker.

“I’m very surprised, but I just could never get the speed of the greens,” Stricker said after rounds of 74-77 left him outside the cut in a major for the first time this year.

“I could never get anything going, but then again, it’s tough to get things going if you’re not making birdies.” readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.