Light schedule a benefit for Stricker?

Published 06/12 2013 06:32PM

Updated 06/12 2013 06:37PM

ARDMORE, Penn. - Former Illini Steve Stricker will tee off at the U.S. Open Thursday morning, and he says his light schedule could actually help him this weekend.

Stricker announced in January he was cutting back on his PGA Tournament schedule.  He has only played in six events so far this year.

At age 46, the extra rest has kept him fresh, and he feels good as he tries to win his first major championship at the U.S. Open.

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