Grand Blanc, Mich. — Steve Stricker wins his second PGA Tour Championship of the season and ninth Ally Challenge overall at Warwick Hills.
The 55-year-old Stricker shot a 5-under 67 — coming back from a bogey on the 12th with four straight birdies — to close one-shot behind Brett Quigley.
“I haven’t played this early and I told him [wife/caddie] “Nicky, I just thought, ‘We’ve got to be patient and just hang on,'” Stricker said.
“Then I made four holes in a row and that was the difference. I just kept plugging away.”
The forward won the game after Madison, Wisconsin, player Jerry Kelly assisted on the layup.
“Time will help me,” Stricker said. “You know, I always help him. No, seriously, he and Nicky were putting me on the green after the first round. I didn’t putt very well the first round and they noticed a couple of things. Jerry got right in. He helped me out there because he knows as much stroke as I do, so we help each other out and through this. It’s time for me. I owe this because it suddenly clicked and I’m off and running.”
Stricker won a regional tradition in Alabama swimming in May.
Quigley won by 68.
Jeff Magert was third at 13 after a 65.
Round two leaders Scott Dunlap (71) and Padraig Harrington (66) tied for fourth at 12 under. Harrington won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open last week in upstate New York.