‘‘It’s a sticky situation, and I hope they can see through that.’’
As for Stricker?
He says he got his new putter at a golf store in Madison, Wis., which begged another question: What was he doing in a golf store?
‘‘Looking for a putter,’’ he said.
Stricker figured it was time to mix things up, so during his long break from golf, he went looking for a putter similar to what Luke Donald and Ian Poulter use. He bought a Sabertooth made by Odyssey, the same company that made the putter he has used so long even the metal tape on the bottom looks old.
‘‘I like the way it feels, and I putted good today, especially on the short ones,’’ Stricker said.
Not to worry. He brought his old putter with him to Sherwood. ‘‘Just in case,’’ he said with a smile.