So did the fact that Tiger Woods didn’t play.
Stricker’s 69.46 adjusted scoring average tops all Tour players in the newest stats update. Woods’ adjusted scoring average is better at 69.13, but Woods hasn’t played enough rounds to qualify. The minimum rounds required to qualify was bumped to 24 this week. Woods has played 20 so far this season. Stricker has played 41.
Stricker has four rounds of 63 or better this season. He shot 61 and 62 in back-to-back rounds at the 50th Bob Hope Classic and had back-to-back rounds of 63 in his start at Colonial. Stricker also leads the Tour in top-10 finishes (6).