Looking for advice on how to win the same golf tournament four years in a row, Steve Stricker went to the authority:
Woods has won four straight times at the same tournament twice. Stricker goes for a fourth straight in the John Deere Classic, which starts Thursday at Deere Run.
Woods' advice was more of an order.
''He told me to get it done,'' Stricker said. ''And he also threw me a jab, saying `Only one of us has won four in a row.' ''
Stricker's victory last year was the most dramatic of the three. He birdied the last two holes, the 18th by rolling in a 25-footer from the fringe after a difficult approach shot, to overhaul Kyle Stanley.
Stricker, among the most mild-mannered pros, celebrated with a first class fist-pump.
Winning three in a row at a PGA Tour tournament has been accomplished only 26 times, most recently when Woods captured a third, and then fourth, title in San Diego from 2005-2008. Now Stricker tries to equal that.
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