U.S. Senior Open R4

Stricker wins Senior Open on first try

June 27-30
Warren Golf Course Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
$4,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Stricker birdied the opening hole Sunday and never was threatened on his way to a 1-under 69 for a six-shot victory. He finished at 19-under 261 on the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, breaking by three shots the U.S. Senior Open record set two years ago by Kenny Perry at Salem Country Club.

The 52-year-old Stricker, who still spends half of his time on the PGA Tour, won a PGA Tour Champions major for the second time this year. He also won by six shots at the Regions Tradition in May in Alabama.

Jerry Kelly, who beat Stricker in a playoff last week in Wisconsin in the event Stricker hosts, shot a 69 and tied for second with defending champion David Toms, who had a 68.


The victory gets Stricker into the U.S. Open next year at Winged Foot, where he tied for sixth in the 2006 U.S. Open, a key moment in resurrecting his career.

Stricker led by at least five shots during the final round. Kelly only had hope briefly on the par-4 10th hole when he made birdie and Stricker made bogey. Two holes later, Stricker chipped in for birdie on the par-3 12th and the lead was back to six shots with six to play.

Stricker’s bogey on No. 10 was his first since the sixth hole in the opening round, a streak of 57 holes without a bogey that shattered the U.S. Senior Open record of 43 set by D.A. Weibring in 2004 at Bellerive.

Stricker made only two bogeys over 72 holes.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Steve Stricker
-19
62
64
66
69
261
T2
David Toms
-13
62
67
70
68
267
T2
Jerry Kelly
-13
64
64
70
69
267
4
Bob Estes
-10
67
65
68
70
270
5
Kirk Triplett
-8
64
68
71
69
272
T6
Scott McCarron
-5
72
69
70
64
275
T6
Chris DiMarco
-5
66
66
73
70
275
T6
Paul Goydos
-5
67
69
69
70
275
T6
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-5
66
71
67
71
275
T6
Stephen Ames
-5
70
67
66
72
275
T11
Tom Lehman
-4
68
69
70
69
276
T11
Woody Austin
-4
68
69
70
69
276
T11
Paul Broadhurst
-4
71
67
68
70
276
T14
Fran Quinn
-3
68
70
69
70
277
T14
Doug Garwood
-3
70
69
68
70
277
T14
Retief Goosen
-3
66
65
72
74
277
T17
Tom Watson
-2
69
68
73
68
278
T17
Steve Jones
-2
71
66
72
69
278
T17
Jay Haas
-2
70
68
71
69
278
T17
Duffy Waldorf
-2
65
69
74
70
278
T17
Jeff Gallagher
-2
69
67
72
70
278
T17
Kent Jones
-2
70
67
69
72
278
T17
Ken Duke
-2
70
70
66
72
278
T24
Tom Byrum
-1
73
67
72
67
279
T24
Lee Janzen
-1
70
70
71
68
279
T24
Wes Short, Jr.
-1
68
70
72
69
279
T24
Phillip Price
-1
72
68
70
69
279
T24
Joe Durant
-1
67
69
73
70
279
T24
Vijay Singh
-1
65
72
71
71
279
T24
Colin Montgomerie
-1
68
72
68
71
279
T24
Scott Parel
-1
67
73
67
72
279
T24
Bernhard Langer
-1
66
68
70
75
279
T33
Gary Orr
E
70
68
72
70
280
T33
Ken Tanigawa
E
68
69
72
71
280
T33
Roger Chapman
E
70
69
70
71
280
T33
Jeff Sluman
E
67
71
69
73
280
T33
Billy Andrade
E
66
68
69
77
280
T38
Clark Dennis
2
69
70
71
72
282
T38
Prayad Marksaeng
2
72
69
69
72
282
T38
Mark O’Meara
2
68
73
69
72
282
T38
Kevin Sutherland
2
67
70
72
73
282
T38
Corey Pavin
2
68
72
67
75
282
T43
Bart Bryant
3
72
68
73
70
283
T43
Peter Fowler
3
71
68
70
74
283
T43
Tom Werkmeister
3
72
67
70
74
283
T43
Mark R. Brown
3
66
69
72
76
283
T47
Jean-Francois Remesy
4
70
69
74
71
284
T47
Rocco Mediate
4
72
69
72
71
284
T47
Marco Dawson
4
72
68
70
74
284
T47
Jeff Maggert
4
70
67
71
76
284
T51
Toru Suzuki
5
65
72
76
72
285
T51
Billy Mayfair
5
68
72
73
72
285
T51
Kirk Hanefeld
5
69
71
72
73
285
54
Brad Bryant
6
71
70
73
72
286
T55
Gary Nicklaus
7
68
71
75
73
287
T55
Paul Lawrie
7
70
71
71
75
287
57
Kohki Idoki
8
69
72
73
74
288
58
Tim Petrovic
9
69
70
74
76
289
59
Scott Dunlap
11
71
70
78
72
291
CUT
Jim Estes
2
69
73
142
CUT
Steve Sear
2
72
70
142
CUT
Jay Williamson
2
73
69
142
CUT
Michael Campbell
2
72
70
142
CUT
Cliff Kresge
2
71
71
142
CUT
Steve Flesch
2
72
70
142
CUT
John Cook
2
70
72
142
CUT
Jesús Rivas
2
68
74
142
CUT
Michael McCoy (a)
2
71
71
142
CUT
Paul Streeter
3
70
73
143
CUT
Stephen Dodd
3
73
70
143
CUT
Fred Funk
3
69
74
143
CUT
Willie Wood
3
72
71
143
CUT
Dick Mast
3
72
71
143
CUT
Jim Schuman
3
73
70
143
CUT
Mark Calcavecchia
3
72
71
143
CUT
Greg Meyer
3
70
73
143
CUT
Shaun Micheel
3
74
69
143
CUT
Olin Browne
3
72
71
143
CUT
Brad Lardon
3
70
73
143
CUT
Ray Morton (a)
4
72
72
144
CUT
Jay Gregory (a)
4
72
72
144
CUT
Glen Day
4
72
72
144
CUT
Greg Kraft
4
72
72
144
CUT
Jong-Duck Kim
4
68
76
144
CUT
Esteban Toledo
4
70
74
144
CUT
Mike Genovese
4
74
70
144
CUT
Steve Larick
4
71
73
144
CUT
Kevin Hayashi
4
73
71
144
CUT
Brandt Jobe
4
70
74
144
CUT
Tom Pernice Jr.
4
70
74
144
CUT
Mike Meehan
4
72
72
144
CUT
Todd Hamilton
5
73
72
145
CUT
Darren Clarke
5
73
72
145
CUT
Scott Verplank
5
70
75
145
CUT
Donald Wright
5
71
74
145
CUT
Jeff Brehaut
5
73
72
145
CUT
Bob Royak (a)
5
74
71
145
CUT
Robert Rannow
5
71
74
145
CUT
Gene Sauers
5
68
77
145
CUT
Jarmo Sandelin
5
72
73
145
CUT
Miguel Angel Martin
6
74
72
146
CUT
Roger Rowland
6
71
75
146
CUT
Chris Smith
6
76
70
146
CUT
Christopher Williams
6
71
75
146
CUT
Magnus P. Atlevi
6
73
73
146
CUT
Tommy Tolles
6
72
74
146
CUT
Tim Dunlavey (a)
7
74
73
147
CUT
Chris Hunsucker
7
73
74
147
CUT
Brian Cooper
7
74
73
147
CUT
Mike Mitchell
7
73
74
147
CUT
Tim Hogarth (a)
7
73
74
147
CUT
Jeff Coston
7
73
74
147
CUT
Gary Sowinski
7
73
74
147
CUT
Kevin King (a)
7
72
75
147
CUT
Steve Jurgensen
7
74
73
147
CUT
Marion Dantzler
8
74
74
148
CUT
Loren Roberts
8
71
77
148
CUT
Mark Mance (a)
8
72
76
148
CUT
David Plumb
8
72
76
148
CUT
Jeffrey Wilson (a)
8
76
72
148
CUT
Tony Soerries (a)
8
76
72
148
CUT
Richard Gilkey
9
75
74
149
CUT
Richard Dukelow
9
75
74
149
CUT
Scott Taylor
9
77
72
149
CUT
Sean Knapp (a)
9
71
78
149
CUT
Tommy Brennan (a)
9
75
74
149
CUT
Don Berry
9
78
71
149
CUT
Todd Schaap (a)
10
76
74
150
CUT
Roger Hoit (a)
10
75
75
150
CUT
Roger Newsom (a)
10
77
73
150
CUT
Robert Sheats (a)
10
73
77
150
CUT
Gary Rusnak
11
76
75
151
CUT
Trevor Dodds
11
76
75
151
CUT
Mark Morgan (a)
11
77
74
151
CUT
Eddie Hargett (a)
11
77
74
151
CUT
Scott Paris
12
72
80
152
CUT
Jeff New (a)
13
79
74
153
CUT
Ron Schroeder
13
78
75
153
CUT
Jon Fiedler
13
76
77
153
CUT
Dennis Wells
13
73
80
153
CUT
Monte Scheinblum
14
77
77
154
CUT
Bret Burroughs
14
75
79
154
CUT
Carey Hodsden
14
77
77
154
CUT
Thomas Levet
14
73
81
154
CUT
Ben Bates
16
77
79
156
CUT
Kevin VandenBerg (a)
17
76
81
157
CUT
Alan Phillips
19
79
80
159
CUT
Tucker Sampson (a)
21
82
79
161
CUT
Robin Bradbury (a)
22
79
83
162
CUT
Paul Norris
23
81
82
163
WD
Tommy Armour III
69
65
69
41
244
WD
Kenny Perry
67
67
WD
Scott Hoch
57
57
WD
Paul Trittler
51
51
WD
Tom Kite
74
43
117