Steve Stricker will play in what he calls the ''Super Bowl'' of the PGA Tour season instead of hunting for elk in Colorado.
Stricker said Wednesday he has canceled his hunting trip to play in the Tour Championship, for reasons that go beyond a shot at winning the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize. He never thought he'd have a chance at the FedEx Cup when he announced his reduced schedule this year, and he thinks it would be wrong for him to shun the 30-man field at East Lake next year.
''It's our marquee event. It's the Super Bowl of our year,'' Stricker said.
Stricker said at the start of the season that he was going to play a reduced schedule of about 10 to 12 tournaments. He collected his third runner-up finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, pushing him to No. 8 in the FedEx Cup standings. It also was enough for him to play his way onto the Presidents Cup team for the Oct. 3-6 matches.
The decision to play East Lake means Stricker will play 13 events this year, still no...