PGA Tour Champions

Sanford International 2018

September 21-23

Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$1,800,000

September 21-23

Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$1,800,000

Round 3

Stricker wins third PGA Tour Champions title of the year

September 23, 2018

Steve Stricker won the inaugural Sanford International on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions title of the year, closing with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory.

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Stricker led wire-to-wire at Minnehaha Country Club after rain limited him to only seven pre-tournament holes.

''I've never felt so unprepared in my life playing a golf tournament,'' Stricker said. ''You usually get around it a couple times at least. But there's something to be said about that, too, where you can just kind of plod your way around, kind of learn as you go around and take each shot really one shot at a time and keep plugging away. That's kind of what my mentality was this week. I didn't know some of the spots to miss it. I wasn't very familiar with it, but all in all, it worked out.''

The 51-year-old Stricker birdied three of the first four holes and offset bogeys on 13 and 18 with birdies on 15 and 16. He shared the lead after each of the first two rounds.

''I came out feeling really good, really comfortable,'' Stricker said. ''Hit two really good shots and really played the first five, six, seven holes really solidly. Then once you get that lead, it's like a different mentality sets in. You're trying not to make a mistake. It gets a little bit harder to play. I did my best. I was just trying to make pars and keep moving along, so it was good to hang on.''

Stricker also won in Arizona and Mississippi in consecutive starts in May for his first senior victories. Next week in France, he will be one of U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk's assistants.

Stricker finished at 13-under 197, and match Paul Broadhurst for the tour victory lead.

Tim Petrovic (65) and Jerry Smith (70) tied for second.

Brandt Jobe, tied for the second-round lead, had a 72 to drop into a tie for fourth with Kevin Sutherland (67) at 8 under.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Steve Stricker
-13
63
67
67
197
T2
Tim Petrovic
-9
68
68
65
201
T2
Jerry Smith
-9
63
68
70
201
T4
Kevin Sutherland
-8
65
70
67
202
T4
Brandt Jobe
-8
63
67
72
202
T6
Tom Gillis
-7
68
66
69
203
T6
Kirk Triplett
-7
66
68
69
203
T6
Woody Austin
-7
69
64
70
203
T9
Joe Durant
-6
67
72
65
204
T9
Brian Henninger
-6
72
67
65
204
T9
Rocco Mediate
-6
66
70
68
204
T9
Paul Goydos
-6
64
70
70
204
T9
Olin Browne
-6
68
66
70
204
T14
Glen Day
-5
68
71
66
205
T14
Duffy Waldorf
-5
66
70
69
205
T14
Scott McCarron
-5
64
68
73
205
T17
Tom Pernice Jr.
-4
67
70
69
206
T17
Mike Goodes
-4
65
69
72
206
T17
Wes Short, Jr.
-4
66
67
73
206
T20
Tommy Tolles
-3
67
73
67
207
T20
Tommy Armour III
-3
66
72
69
207
T20
David Toms
-3
67
71
69
207
T20
Jay Haas
-3
68
70
69
207
T20
Stephen Ames
-3
69
68
70
207
T20
Esteban Toledo
-3
68
69
70
207
T20
Lee Janzen
-3
64
70
73
207
T27
Kent Jones
-2
67
71
70
208
T27
Mark O'Meara
-2
70
68
70
208
T27
Scott Dunlap
-2
69
72
67
208
T27
Billy Mayfair
-2
70
72
66
208
T27
Bob Estes
-2
65
71
72
208
T27
Jesper Parnevik
-2
68
69
71
208
T27
Scott Parel
-2
66
70
72
208
T27
Doug Garwood
-2
67
68
73
208
T35
Jeff Sluman
-1
71
67
71
209
T35
Larry Mize
-1
68
71
70
209
T35
Mark Walker
-1
67
71
71
209
T35
Colin Montgomerie
-1
67
71
71
209
T39
Peter Lonard
E
70
69
71
210
T39
Carlos Franco
E
70
69
71
210
T39
David McKenzie
E
63
77
70
210
T39
Marco Dawson
E
69
72
69
210
T39
Jeff Maggert
E
68
74
68
210
T39
Jerry Kelly
E
68
74
68
210
T45
Paul Broadhurst
1
69
70
72
211
T45
Tom Byrum
1
67
72
72
211
T45
P.H. Horgan III
1
68
72
71
211
T45
Corey Pavin
1
67
73
71
211
T45
Todd Hamilton
1
65
75
71
211
T45
John Huston
1
65
76
70
211
T45
Steve Jones
1
67
70
74
211
T45
David Frost
1
68
70
73
211
T45
Tom Lehman
1
73
70
68
211
54
Jay Don Blake
2
73
70
69
212
55
Mike Small
3
69
73
71
213
T56
Clark Dennis
4
70
71
73
214
T56
Steve Pate
4
69
73
72
214
T56
Ken Tanigawa
4
67
70
77
214
T59
Dan Forsman
5
70
72
73
215
T59
Billy Andrade
5
67
76
72
215
T59
Blaine McCallister
5
71
73
71
215
T59
Scott Hoch
5
74
73
68
215
T63
Gary Hallberg
6
68
75
73
216
T63
Vijay Singh
6
74
69
73
216
T63
Sandy Lyle
6
71
74
71
216
T63
Tom Kite
6
69
77
70
216
67
Fran Quinn
7
70
73
74
217
T68
Joey Sindelar
8
72
70
76
218
T68
Chris DiMarco
8
72
74
72
218
T70
Darren Clarke
9
72
75
72
219
T70
Chad Proehl
9
72
75
72
219
T72
Robert Gamez
10
73
72
75
220
T72
Mark Brooks
10
71
76
73
220
74
John Harris
13
73
76
74
223
75
Mark Calcavecchia
15
69
76
80
225
76
Steve Lowery
16
77
74
75
226
WD
Dudley Hart
--
66
55
--
121
WD
John Daly
--
69
33
--
102
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Steve Stricker
-13
197
T2
Tim Petrovic
-9
201
T2
Jerry Smith
-9
201
T4
Kevin Sutherland
-8
202
T4
Brandt Jobe
-8
202
T6
Tom Gillis
-7
203
T6
Kirk Triplett
-7
203
T6
Woody Austin
-7
203
T9
Joe Durant
-6
204
T9
Brian Henninger
-6
204
T9
Rocco Mediate
-6
204
T9
Paul Goydos
-6
204
T9
Olin Browne
-6
204
T14
Glen Day
-5
205
T14
Duffy Waldorf
-5
205
T14
Scott McCarron
-5
205
T17
Tom Pernice Jr.
-4
206
T17
Mike Goodes
-4
206
T17
Wes Short, Jr.
-4
206
T20
Tommy Tolles
-3
207
T20
Tommy Armour III
-3
207
T20
David Toms
-3
207
T20
Jay Haas
-3
207
T20
Stephen Ames
-3
207
T20
Esteban Toledo
-3
207
T20
Lee Janzen
-3
207
T27
Kent Jones
-2
208
T27
Mark O'Meara
-2
208
T27
Scott Dunlap
-2
208
T27
Billy Mayfair
-2
208
T27
Bob Estes
-2
208
T27
Jesper Parnevik
-2
208
T27
Scott Parel
-2
208
T27
Doug Garwood
-2
208
T35
Jeff Sluman
-1
209
T35
Larry Mize
-1
209
T35
Mark Walker
-1
209
T35
Colin Montgomerie
-1
209
T39
Peter Lonard
E
210
T39
Carlos Franco
E
210
T39
David McKenzie
E
210
T39
Marco Dawson
E
210
T39
Jeff Maggert
E
210
T39
Jerry Kelly
E
210
T45
Paul Broadhurst
1
211
T45
Tom Byrum
1
211
T45
P.H. Horgan III
1
211
T45
Corey Pavin
1
211
T45
Todd Hamilton
1
211
T45
John Huston
1
211
T45
Steve Jones
1
211
T45
David Frost
1
211
T45
Tom Lehman
1
211
54
Jay Don Blake
2
212
55
Mike Small
3
213
T56
Clark Dennis
4
214
T56
Steve Pate
4
214
T56
Ken Tanigawa
4
214
T59
Dan Forsman
5
215
T59
Billy Andrade
5
215
T59
Blaine McCallister
5
215
T59
Scott Hoch
5
215
T63
Gary Hallberg
6
216
T63
Vijay Singh
6
216
T63
Sandy Lyle
6
216
T63
Tom Kite
6
216
67
Fran Quinn
7
217
T68
Joey Sindelar
8
218
T68
Chris DiMarco
8
218
T70
Darren Clarke
9
219
T70
Chad Proehl
9
219
T72
Robert Gamez
10
220
T72
Mark Brooks
10
220
74
John Harris
13
223
75
Mark Calcavecchia
15
225
76
Steve Lowery
16
226
WD
Dudley Hart
--
121
WD
John Daly
--
102