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BETHESDA, MD - JULY 5: Steve Stricker hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the third round of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on July 5, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Steve Stricker recently made the 2013 ballot for the World Golf Hall of Fame, but he probably will have to win a major championship to be enshrined in St. Augustine, Fla. However, he can join a list that includes only Young Tom Morris, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen and Tiger Woods this week if he can win the John Deere Classic for the fourth consecutive year. They are calling it the Stricker Slam. "We are very excited at the prospect of witnessing Steve Stricker make history and join a very elite group of golfers, should he win his fourth straight John Deere Classic," said Clair Peterson, director of the tournament, which begins Thursday. "Steve has been . . . a tremendous supporter of the John Deere Classic. His quest to win four in a row will bring international attention and credibility to our event." Morris captured the British Open from 1868 to 1870, and, after the tournament was not played in 1871, he won it again in 1872. Hagen claimed the PGA Championship from 1924 to '27. ...
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