Steve Stricker shoots -4 at round one of British Open

Troon, Scotland — Madison resident Steve Stricker is 49 years old. He hasn’t played in the Open Championship since 2013. And yet he sits at -4 in a tie for 4th place after round one.

Stricker birdied three of his final five holes to post a 67. He qualified for this week with a  second place tie in Memphis a month ago.  While he’s never won a major, Stricker has connected for twelve top 10’s, eight of which since turning 40, including a pair in the season’s third major.

Unfortunately for Stricker, even with his big first round, he’s still four shots behind the leader. Phil Michelson tied a major championship record with a round one 63. Mickelson leads at -8.