Agence France-PresseApril 8, 2013 16:30
Steve Stricker is hoping he can come in from the cold this week to finally get to grips with Augusta National, a course he says has overwhelmed him in the past.
The 46-year-old "quiet man" of US golf has played in 12 Masters and has just a tie for sixth place in 2009 to show for it. Last year was typical when he could only tie for 47th.
This year, though, Stricker has decided to drastically cut back on his schedule and, instead of playing in the week before the year's first major, he spent the time at home up north in Madison, Wisconsin, where winter still has a grip.