Steve Stricker grew up playing golf in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Steve earned the All American honours as member of the University of Illinois golf team in 1988 and 1989. Four years later, Stricker joined the PGA Tour and won 12 tournaments including the 2001 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and Memorial Tournament. Stricker received several accolades for example Payne Stewart Award in the year 2012 and Byron Nelson Award in 2013. Steven Charles Stricker was born on February 23, 1967 in Edgerton, Wisconsin.