Steve Stricker Takes Lead into Finale at Senior PGA Championship

Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker hits his tee shot on the 2nd hole during the third round of the 81st KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship held at the Southern Hills CC on May 29, 2021 in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by Darren Carroll PGA of America via Getty Images)

Steve Stricker carded a 3-under par 67 at Southern Hills, and will enter Sunday’s finale of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship atop the leaderboard.

The 51-year old Wisconsin native, who started the day four off the pace of overnight leader Mike Weir, posted five birdies against two bogeys en route to a three-day score of 6-under par.

“I struck it nicely today,” said Stricker. “I putted it nicely.

“Couple bogeys I made just kind of some wrong clubs. I hit a 4-iron at the 6th hole and kind of just flagged it, penetrated right through the wind, went over the back, didn’t get that up-and-down. And another one too, I hit it in the middle of the green and 3-putted.

“But, yeah, it’s a tough place and it’s, it gets your attention on a lot of shots. So it’s a great test and I feel good about what I did today.”

Alex Cejka was one back on 5 under following a third-day 68. The German was two clear of halftime leader Weir, who struggled to a 74 and dropped back to 3 under.

Tim Petrovic (68) and KJ Choi (71) rounded out the top-five leaders at T4 on 1-under par.

2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

Top-5 Leaders: Round 3
Pos-Player-To Par-(Rd 3)
1. Steve Stricker -6 (-3)
2. Alex Cejka -5 (-2)
3. Mike Weir -3 (+4)
4. Tim Petrovic -1 (-2)
4. KJ Choi -1 (+1)

Material from the PGA Tour Communications was used to compile this report.



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