Steve Stricker Likely to Miss the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Steve Stricker will more than likely miss the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship next week due to a seriously ill family member.
The Titleist player’s 50-year-old brother, Scott is awaiting a liver transplant in Wisconsin. Having been in intensive care for the past three weeks it’s a critical situation that has kept Stricker from making his 2014 start. While he is continuing to practice the 46-year-old’s main focus is being there for his brother.
Speaking to the Associated Press regarding next week’s tournament Stricker said, “It's going to be a long shot if I come and play. I'm practicing every day, but in the back of my mind, I feel like I'm not going to be there -- unless something happens rather quickly, and they say it can. But if one comes available, I wanted to be around for the surgery.”
The current number 12 in the world hasn’t played in a tournament since the World Challenge in December. Last year Stricker reduced his schedule to just 13 tournaments to be able to spend more time at home.