In spite of Steve Stricker winning the PGA Tour 12 times many people still consider him to be lacking the adequate amount of determination. It might be due to his not winning any big competition in spite of having quite a few chances at them.
It can also be due to the fact that he’s playing a lot less and skipping competitions. It might also be because family is a bigger priority than winning trophies for him now. Some people consider him to be lacking a competitive spirit.
Jerry Kelly said that he considers Stricker to be a bit more competitive than he appears.
This competitive factor is an important factor that Stricker is adding to the US team, being an assistant of Captain Tom Watson.
The Ryder Cup takes place once every two years between the US and European teams. Each team consists of 12 members, for the last six competitions the European teams have won five times and in this year’s competition they are the defending champions, Since 1933, the American teams have never been able to secure a victory.
Stricker was hoping that he would be participating as a player but he has problems in his hips and also in the back which did not let him play. But he will help in leading the US team.
He said that it will be fun for him to be able to be a part of that atmosphere
Stricker is a good choice for the role of assistant captain, because he has extensive amount of experience and he also has a good relationship with the players of the team.
Hunter Mahan said that if anyone has a problem or they want t share something, Stricker would be the one they will be going to.
Kelly said regarding the usefulness of Stricker that he probably has helped everyone on the team before and thus he is a very important addition to the team.