Steve Stricker wins the Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills
Steve Stricker won The Ally Challenge on Sunday at Warwick Hills for his second PGA Tour Champions win of the season and ninth overall.
Stricker, 55, closed with a 5-under 67 – rebounding from a bogey on 12 with four straight birdies – for a one-stroke victory over Brett Quigley.
“I didn’t play very well at first and I said (to my wife/caddie) Nicki, I’m like, ‘We just have to be patient and keep plugging in,'” Stricker said. “It was a bit different day, it was windy, it was a bit more difficult, I thought.
“Then I had this four-hole streak where I made four in a row and that was the difference. I just kept plugging.
“It’s time for him to help me,” Stricker said. “You know, I help him all the time. No, seriously, he and Nicki put me on the green after the first round. I didn’t ride the first lap very well and they noticed a few things. Jerry came in there, he helped me. He knows my putt as much as I know his, so we help each other and he got it for me this time. I owe him this one because all of a sudden it clicked and I started running.
Stricker also won the regions big tradition in May in Alabama.
Quigley finished with a 68.
Jeff Maggert finished third at 13 under after a 65.
Second-round leader Scott Dunlap (71) and Padraig Harrington (66) finished tied for fourth at 12 under. Harrington won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open last week in upstate New York.