In a fog


LEMONT, Ill. – If Steve Stricker seemed in a bit of a fog the last few days he should be forgiven. After his near miss at The Barclays and his Monday victory at TPC Boston, he spent about 10 hours at his Madison, Wis., home before heading to Chicago.

Stricker was also the only player to attend a Thursday night retirement ceremony for outgoing Western Golf Association president Don Johnson.

“I sat next to (Golf Digest senior writer) Bob Verdi,” he smiled, “it was very entertaining.”