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Steve Stricker Confirmed for Match Play

Steve Stricker Confirmed for Match Play
Last week it was widely reported that Steve Stricker would miss the WGC-Accenture Match Play due to a seriously ill family member. But a positive turn over the weekend means the Titleist player is now heading to Arizona.
After his brother Scott received the liver transplant he desperately needed on Friday, Stricker decided he was ready to take on the tournament he won in 2001.
50-year-old Scott Stricker had been in intensive care at a Wisconsin hospital for the past three weeks. With his brother’s health quickly deteriorating, the younger Sticker decided it was best to stay near home and family.
While the possibility of playing was never far from his mind, the 46-year-old was continuing to practice but remained realistic about the situation.  Telling reporters last week, “He needs a liver. He's holding his own, but this can't last forever.  Hopefully, we get one soon.”

On Thursday night the call came that a liver was available and Scott underwent a 10-hour surgery the following day with great success.

With the encouragement of his family Stricker has decided to get back to work.

Saying, “It's been crazy, but I'm going to come play since he's doing so well.”

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