Steve Stricker WDs from the PGA Tour Champions major
Steve Stricker WDs from the PGA Tour Champions major

Steve Stricker WDs from the PGA Tour Champions major

Steve Stricker is on the sidelines again.

The victorious U.S. Ryder Cup captain in 2021 tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrew Tuesday night from the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the second major in the PGA Tour Champions.

“Super sorry I tested positive for Covid last Friday and have to withdraw (KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship) this week!” Stricker wrote on Twitter. “Just a little setback and will look forward to coming back after that when I feel strong again!”

Last fall, Stricker, 55, fell ill and was eventually admitted to a hospital on two separate occasions. Stricker, who lost between 25-35 pounds, said doctors could not identify the cause of his illness that threatened his life. Stricker missed six months of action as he slowly built up his strength and golf game.

Two weeks ago, the Stricker Regions Tradition won, the first of five majors on the PGA Tour Champions. It was his eighth title at the PGA Tour Champions; he won 12 titles on the PGA Tour. He also finished tied for second place in the Insperity Invitational and tied for 10thth in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic in his three starts since returning to the track.

Stricker would have played in his fourth tournament in five weeks.

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