The first step in contending at the Masters Tournament is convincing yourself that you can. Steve Stricker hasn't yet mastered that psychological hurdle.
After a week's worth of frustration, the world's No. 2-ranked player closed the Masters Tournament on a good note.
Halfway through the Masters Tournament, Steve Stricker has put thoughts of winning a green jacket on the back burner.
RAIN CHECK: Tiger Woods mentioned Monday that he was looking forward to playing a practice round with friend Steve Stricker .
Steve Stricker's time might be coming at Augusta National Golf Club, in his 10th start in the Masters Tournament.
Steve Stricker wanted to play well in the Masters Tournament after a four-year absence.
Since regaining his game in 2006 and starting a climb up the world rankings, Steve Stricker has done just about everything to show he's a world-class player.
It's not easy to qualify for the Masters Tournament. If you throw out the active former champions who have lifetime exemptions, the five amateurs each year and the top 16 finishers and ties from the previous year's tournament who earned automatic return trips, that leaves only about 60 spots in the field each year.