After finishing the previous season with a lingering neck injury thar robbed him of strength, Stricker started 2012 in strong fashion by winning the Tournament of Champions.
Sony Open in Hawaii: Johnson Wagner
Newly mustachioed Johnson Wagner shot a final-round 67 to take a two-shot victory at Waialae Country Club.
Humana Challenge: Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win by two shots.
Farmers Insurance Open: Brandt Snedeker
Starting the final round seven shots off the lead, Brandt Snedeker took advantage of a final-hole, triple-bogey collapse by Kyle Stanley to win.
Waste Management Phoenix Open: Kyle Stanley
A week after blowing a seemingly certain win with a triple bogey on the final hole, Kyle Stanley reversed roles, taking advantage of a collapse by Spencer Levin to win by two shots.
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson
Playing in the next-to-last group on Sunday with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson beat Woods by 11 shots but more importantly wiped out a six-shot deficit by closing with a 64 to record his 40th career win.
Northern Trust Open: Bill Haas
Reigning FedEx Cup champion Bill Has sank a 45-foot putt on the second hole of a playoff to defeat Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley.
WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship: Hunter Mahan
Rory McIlroy went into the final against Hunter Mahan knowing that a victory would elevate him to No. 1 in the world, but instead it was Mahan who prevailed, 2 and 1.
Mayakoba Golf Classic: John Huh
PGA Tour rookie John Huh captured his first Tour title at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico (Getty Images)
Honda Classic: Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy rose to the world No. 1 ranking, dethroning Luke Donald, with his Honda Classic victory.
WGC-Cadillac Championship: Justin Rose
Justin Rose survived a determined charge by Rory McIlroy and a final-hole birdie bid to tie by Bubba Watson to win his first World Golf Championship.
Transitions Championship: Luke Donald
After losing the No. 1 ranking to Rory McIlroy, Donald needed only two weeks to reclaim it by winning a four-man playoff on the first extra hole at Innisbrook.
Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods put on a command performance to win an official PGA Tour event for the first time in 30 months, beating Graeme McDowell by five shots.
Shell Houston Open: Hunter Mahan
Hunter Mahan's one-stroke victory over Carl Pettersson made him the first two-time winner on the 2012 PGA Tour. It also elevated him to No. 4 in the world, the first time he has ever been the highest-ranked American.
Masters: Bubba Watson
On the second hole of a playoff with Louis Oosthuizen, Watson hit a shot that will go down in Masters lore, a hard-hooking sand wedge from out of the trees to the right of the 10th fairway. It set up his winning two-putt and, of course, a green jacket.
RBC Heritage: Carl Pettersson
Carl Pettersson teed off on Sunday at Harbour Town with a one-stroke lead, then cruised to a five-shot win.
Valero Texas Open: Ben Curtis
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 22: Ben Curtis holds the champion's trophy after winning the Valero Texas Open at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio on April 22, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images) *** local caption *** Ben Curtis
Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Jason Dufner
AVONDALE, LA - APRIL 29: Jason Dufner celebrates with the winner's trophy afterr defeating Ernie Els in a two hole playoff to win the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 29, 2012 in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Wells Fargo Championship: Rickie Fowler
CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 06: Rickie Fowler of the United States celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and D.A. Points of the United States in a playoff during the final round to win the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club on May 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
The Players Championship: Matt Kuchar
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13: Matt Kuchar of the United States hugs his son Cameron after holing the winning putt on the par 4, 18th green during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2012 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
HP Byron Nelson Championship: Jason Dufner
IRVING, TX - MAY 20: Jason Dufner of the United States pumps his fist after sinking a birdie putt at the eighteenth hole to win the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons Resort on May 20, 2012 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
Crowne Plaza Invitational: Zach Johnson
FORT WORTH, TX - MAY 27: Zach Johnson celebrates on the 18th green with his caddie Damon Green and son Will after his one-stroke victory after the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial at the Colonial Country Club on May 27, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Memorial Tournament: Tiger Woods
DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 03: Tournament founder Jack Nicklaus poses with Tiger Woods after Tiger's two-stroke victory at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 3, 2012 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
FedEx St. Jude Classic: Dustin Johnson
MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 10: Dustin Johnson poses with the winner's trophy after the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind on June 10, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
U.S. Open: Webb Simpson
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 17: Webb Simpson of the United States poses with the trophy after his one-stroke victory at the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Travelers Championship: Marc Leishman
CROMWELL, CT - JUNE 24: Marc Leishman of Australia holds the trophy after winning the 2012 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 24, 2012 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
AT&T National: Tiger Woods
BETHESDA, MD - JULY 01: Tiger Woods poses with the winner's trophy after winning the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on July 1, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
The Greenbrier Classic: Ted Potter Jr.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 8: Ted Potter, Jr. stands with the championship trophy after winning the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC on July 8, 2012 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
John Deere Classic: Zach Johnson
SILVIS, IL - JULY 15: Zach Johnson holds the trophy after winning the John Deere Classic with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden death playoff after the final round of the John Deere Classic held at TPC Deere Run on July 15, 2012 in Silvis, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
True South Classic: Scott Stallings
MADISON, MS - JULY 22: Scott Stallings poses with the trophy after winning the True South Classic at Annandale Golf Club on July 22, 2012 in Madison, Mississippi. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
British Open: Ernie Els
LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Ernie Els of South Africa poses with the Claret Jug after winning the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club on July 22, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
RBC Canadian Open: Scott Piercy
ANCASTER, ONTARIO - JULY 29: Scott Piercy of the U.S. poses with the championship trophy after winning the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club on July 29, 2012 in Ancaster, Ontario. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Reno-Tahoe Open: J.J. Henry
RENO, NV - AUGUST 05: J.J. Henry celebrates on the 18th green after making the final putt for the victory during the final round of the Reno-Tahoe Open on August 5, 2012 at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Keegan Bradley
AKRON, OH - AUGUST 05: Keegan Bradley celebrates with the Gary Player cup during the trophy presentation after winning the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 5, 2012 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates on the 18th green during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Wyndham Championship: Sergio Garcia
GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 20: Sergio Garcia of Spain holds the Sam Snead Cup after winning the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 20, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
The Barclays: Nick Watney
FARMINGDALE, NY - AUGUST 26: Nick Watney celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole to win The Barclays at the Bethpage State Park Black course on August 26, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Deutsche Bank Championship: Rory McIlroy
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 3: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
BMW Championship: Rory McIlroy
CARMEL, IN - SEPTEMBER 9: (L-R) Golf course designer Pete Dye shakes hands with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland after his victory at the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club on September 9, 2012 in Carmel, Indiana. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
Tour Championship: Brandt Snedeker
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: (L-R) PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and Brandt Snedeker pose with the winner's trophies after the final round of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the final event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Ryan Moore
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Moore (R) poses with tournament host Justin Timberlake and the trophy after winning the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin on October 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Frys.com Open: Jonas Blixt
SAN MARTIN, CA - OCTOBER 14: Jonas Blixt of Sweden poses with the winner's trophy after winning the Frys.com Open at the CordeValle Golf Club on October 14, 2012 in San Martin, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
The McGladrey Classic: Tommy Gainey
SEA ISLAND, GA - OCTOBER 21: Tommy Gainey reacts to an eagle from the bunker on the 15th hole during the final round of the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island's Seaside Course on October 21, 2012 in Sea Island, Ga. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic: Charlie Beljan
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Charlie Beljan poses with the trophy and Mickey Mouse after winning the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at the Disney Magnolia Course on November 11, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)